UNAOC Youth Solidarity Fund – Grants Up To $25,000

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) invites youth-led organisations to submit project proposals to the Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF). Grants of up to US$25,000 will be allocated to projects that foster peaceful and inclusive societies. The deadline is on Sunday 31st January 2021.

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) was established in 2005, as the political initiative of Mr. Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and co-sponsored by the Governments of Spain and Turkey.

The Alliance maintains a global network of partners including states, international and regional organisations, civil society groups, foundations, and the private sector to improve cross-cultural relations between diverse nations and communities.

YSF supports youth-led organisations that foster peaceful and inclusive societies and awards grants up to US$25,000 to selected projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to intercultural or interfaith dialogue.

The proposed budget will have 90% of costs associated with direct project activities and only up to 10% of it will cover Project Coordinator’s salary/fees.

Office rent cost, utilities and purchase of technical equipment cannot be part of the budget.

The deadline is on Sunday 31st January 2021.

Main Criteria

  • The application form, completed and certified by the applicant organisation
  • A copy of the registration certificate of the applicant organisation
  • A copy of the statutes/by-laws of the applicant organisation
  • The resume/CV of the project coordinator (2 pages maximum)
  • A picture or scan of the project coordinator’s passport identification page

Applicant organisations need to be membership-based youth-led organisations. Non-governmental organisations (with the exception of national youth councils) should be officially registered and operational for a minimum of 2 years at the time of the application

Find out more here.

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