Deadline: 10 May 2020
The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is launching a special call for local or national youth organisations that are looking for funding for activities which respond to local needs arising from the COVID-19 crisis.
You can apply for the EYF pilot activity grants. Priority will be given to pilot activities that aim at demonstrating solidarity and support to all persons affected by the COVID-19 crisis, such as:
- Reaching out to and supporting particularly vulnerable groups of people, including homeless, refugees and asylum-seekers, people with disabilities, people living in isolation or in remote communities;
- Support to health, social and educational services;
- Education and awareness-raising of the importance of human rights in responses to COVID-19 crisis.
All pilot activities must respect the sanitary and safety measures put in place by the competent authorities at national and/or local level. Further, applicant youth organisations are strongly encouraged to co-ordinate their activities with the competent authorities and to indicate such in their project proposal.
The maximum EYF grant to a pilot activity is €10 000.
- Your NGO has to be based in one of the 50 signatories to the European Cultural Convention (47 CoE member states and Belarus, Holy and Kazakhstan).
- The following types of youth NGOs can apply to the EYF:
- International youth NGOs
- International network of youth NGOs
- Regional network of youth NGOs
- National youth NGOs
- Local youth NGOs
Who is eligible to register with the EYF?
- The EYF does not support individuals. It only supports non-governmental youth organisations.
- Organisations are difficult to define and classify, which is why you have a few questions to answer before registering. This is to help you think about whether your organisation and its work correspond to what the EYF supports. If this is not the case, you should approach other funding agencies more suitable to support your work. There is no point wasting time and energy for nothing!
- Before registering, you should also have a look at the homepage of the Council of Europe’s youth sector. The orientation of your organisation (its vision and mission, and its field of operation and main activities) must have a link with the work of the Council of Europe and the priorities of the youth sector. Each organisation has a different purpose, perspective and interest. What is important is that the organisation seeks social improvement based on human rights, democracy and the rule of law for a more tolerant society.
- Your organisation must be non-profit-making and non-governmental, i.e. not part of a government. If you are funded or partially funded by a government, no government representative can be a member. It cannot be a private business either.
- Your organisation must be a youth organisation: the decision-making structure is composed of young people; the members of the organisation must be young people; your activities and projects are carried out by young people, for young people and with young people. NGOS wishing to apply for a grant must first be registered online.
Eligible Countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
For more information, visit https://www.coe.int/en/web/youth/-/eyf-special-call-for-grant-applications-for-pilot-activities-responding-to-local-needs-arising-from-the-covid-19