United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Youth Solidarity Fund for Innovative Projects 2021 ($25,000 Grant)

DEADLINE: 31st JANUARY, 2021

The UNAOC Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) supports youth-led organizations that foster peaceful and inclusive societies by providing seed funding to outstanding projects promoting intercultural and interfaith dialogue. It awards grants of up to USD 25,000 for the implementation of selected projects that demonstrate innovative and effective approaches to intercultural and/or interfaith dialogue and advance the mission of UNAOC.

YSF only supports projects that are entirely developed and managed by youth and for the benefit of youth. The age definition used by UNAOC to characterize youth is an individual between the ages of 18 and 35.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Youth-led organizations registered and/or operational in one of the eligible countries;
  • Registered youth-led organizations with projects entirely developed and managed by youth and for the benefit of youth.

ELIGIBILITY

  • be youth led: majority of positions and decision making roles in the organisation must be held by women and men between the ages of 18 -35
  • be non-profit and non-governmental organisation registered in the country of operation as a charity, trust, foundation or association
  • be officially registered and operational for a minimum of two years prior to the deadline of applications with funding base and project implementation
  • have a democratic governance structure and decision making mechanism including consultative processes in formulating priorities and policies
  • have an ability to demonstrate proper and consistent monitoring, evaluation and record keeping of their activities
  • have a gender perspective/balance reflected in their staff, beneficiaries and activities
  • have no adherence to or affiliations with violent ideologies
  • did not receive funding under past editions of YSF or receive the intercultural innovations award

TYPE OF PROJECTS

Youth Solidarity Fund provides seed funding to outstanding projects promoting intercultural and interfaith dialogue. It awards grants of up to USD 25,000 for the implementation of selected projects that demonstrate innovative and effective approaches to intercultural and/or interfaith dialogue and advance the mission of UNAOC. Proposals linked to the implementation of the following frameworks/policies are particularly encouraged:

Projects that support the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015), 2419 (2018) and 2535 (2020) on Youth, Peace and Security in connection to intercultural and interfaith dialogue.

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