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UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund - 2011

 
UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund - 2011
 

The United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT) has launched the third round of funding for the UN-HABITAT Urban Youth. The Fund has been established with the support of the Government of Norway.

 

It provides grants up to USD 25,000 to youth-led projects piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter and secure tenure.

 

The Urban Youth Fund aims to assist youth-led organizations to develop and implement projects that will contribute to sustainable urbanization in the developing world. The fund further aims to document best practices from successful youth-led projects, and create greater awareness of the need for youth mainstreaming in development policies and strategies.

 

The Urban Youth Fund has an annual budget of USD 1 million allocated for grants to youth-led projects in the developing world. Grassroots initiatives and projects are eligible for grants up USD 25,000.

 

ELIGIBILITY

1.     Youth-led organizations (aged 15-32 years old).

 

2.     Legally registered with relevant national, regional or local authority. Non-profit, non-governmental organization.

 

3.     NGOs should be from developing countries: registered in Africa, Latin-America and Caribbean, Asia, Oceania

 

4.     NGO should have girls and young women in decision-making at all levels of the organization

 

5.     a valid bank account in the name of the NGO

 

6.     NGO cannot be affiliated with political parties, or be a religious evangelization organization

 

PROJECTS

* Your project must contribute to sustainable urban development within one of the following areas:

a.      Promoting youth participation in urban governance;

b.     Piloting innovative approaches to adequate shelter and secure tenure for youth;

c.      Promoting entrepreneurship and employment for youth;

d.     Supporting the development of youth networks on sustainable urban development

 

* Projects must be implemented within a city or town with more than 10,000 inhabitants

 

* Projects must target disadvantaged youth with fewer opportunities, especially those living in urban slums.

 

* Projects must include girls and young women among targeted beneficiaries.

 

* The project should not start before January 2012, and last for 7-12 month.

 

HOW TO APPLY 

[1] Register online here: www.unhabitatyouthfund.org

 

[2] fill out the online application form (in English, French or Spanish)

 

[3] Cover letter (signed and stamped by your organization) 

DEADLINE

April 15, 2011 (12.00 p.m. GMT)

 

For more info email to:

ngo.consultant@sudeshkumar.net

 

 

skf NGO Consultants

SUDESH KUMAR FOUNDATION

The Vegan Organization for Social Justice Worldwide