30+ Leading Grants for Youth and Youth-based NGOs working towards Leadership and Development


(July 2019)

It is critically important to build the leadership skills of today’s youths as they are expected to lead the world in future and take responsibilities for actions we carry out today. Youth-based NGOs and individuals have been working towards the leadership and development of youths in various parts of the world. These grants seek to financially support their efforts in creating an empowered youth force for a better tomorrow.

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2019 United Nation’s Youth Climate Summit is now open
Applications are open for United Nation (UN) Youth Climate Summit which is a platform for young leaders who are driving climate action to showcase their solutions at the United Nations and to meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of their time…[more]

UN Women Call for Applications for the ‘Beijing+25 Youth Task Force’
The UN Women is seeking applications for the Beijing+25 Youth Task Force to ensure that young people are mobilized, engaged and contribute to all stages and aspects of the global review processes…[more]

Apply for MY World 2030 Asia-Pacific Advocacy Programme for Young Leaders
Applications are now open for MY World 2030 Asia-Pacific Advocates Programme which is a series of comprehensive advocacy activities led by the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, UNV Asia-Pacific and UN SDG Action Campaign aiming to advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promote citizen engagement and data collection activities among young people across the Asia-Pacific region…[more]

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Applications Open for UNFCCC 2019 Global Youth Video Competition
Applications are open for 2019 fifth edition of the Global Youth Video Competition for young people from around the world can showcase their actions to combat climate change…[more]

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Registration Open – Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019 Feature Conference and Youth Agenda Forum
UNESCO has launched the annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2019 under the theme “MIL Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered” which will be celebrated from 24 to 31 October this year…[more]

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IIDEA inviting Organizations with Innovative Projects
The Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA)is inviting organizations with innovative projects and the capacity to implement them to submit their applications for support, in particular projects in the following areas: Health, Innovation in ICT, Agriculture, Trade and Tourism…[more]

World’s Most Prestigious Award for Sustainability- The Energy Globe Award 2020! Apply Now
Nominations are open for the world’s most prestigious award for sustainability- the Energy Globe Award 2020. The objective of the Energy Globe Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 180 countries take part each year in the awards…[more]

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2019 International Quality Awards is now open for Nominations
Nominations are now open for International Quality Awards 2019 to recognise and reward the contribution of quality professionals, teams and entire organisations across the globe…[more]

2019 JWH Initiative to Stimulate the Leadership of Young People in Developing World
The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative is inviting applicants for its 2019 grant program that aims to stimulate leadership of young people in environmental Civil Society Organizations in order to secure dedicated, knowledgeable and skillful leaders for the environmental movement in the developing world…[more]

Submit Entries for WSA Young Innovators Award 2019
Nominations are open for the WSA Young Innovators Award 2019 to promote young social entrepreneurs under 26 years of age, using ICTs to take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)…[more]

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Submit Applications for Young Francophone Entrepreneur Award 2019
The International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), with the support of its partners, has launched the 3rd edition of the Young Francophone Entrepreneur Award…[more]

Apply for Peace Revolution’s 4th Amani Training for Africa
Applications are now open for Peace Revolution’s 4th Amani Training for Africa…[more]

NEF’s Research Grant Programme to Strengthen Research Capacity of Young Researchers in Asia-Pacific Region
The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) is inviting applications for its Research Grant Programme to support academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region…[more]

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Arab Council for the Social Sciences inviting Applicants for Small Grants Program (SGP)
The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) is seeking applications for the third round of its Small Grants Program (SGP) on the themes of “Youth” and “Urban Spatial Inequalities” that aims to support scholars and professionals in the Arab region…[more]

Call for Proposals: European Youth Together Program 2019
The European Commission-Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is accepting proposals for a program entitled “European Youth Together” with an aim to create networks promoting regional partnerships, to be run in close cooperation with young people from across Europe (Erasmus+ programme countries). The networks would organise exchanges, promote trainings (for instance for youth leaders) and allow young people themselves to set up joint projects…[more]

UNDP-TEF launches Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) have launched a youth entrepreneurship programme for the Sahel region of Africa…[more]

Trieste Contemporanea’s Young European Artist Award 2019 is Now Open
Trieste Contemporanea is currently accepting applications or its Young European Artist Award 2019…[more]

2019 European Youth Award Inviting Creative Entrepreneurs & Journalists
Applicants are invited to apply for the 2019 European Youth Award that is a European-wide contest to motivate young people, social entrepreneurs, and start-ups to produce digital projects having an impact on society…[more]

European Commission Seeking Applications for Youth4Regions Programme for Aspiring Journalists
Are you studying journalism or are you a young journalist? Are you between 18-30 and a citizen of an EU Member State or an EU neighbouring country? Would you like to gain first hand work experience as a journalist in the capital of Europe? If yes, then apply for the Youth4Regions Programme…[more]

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Leadership Development Program for Tomorrow’s Social Changemakers
Applications are now open for Acumen Fellowship program which is designed for individuals who are currently leading or are an integral part of building an initiative whose mission is to eradicate poverty or injustice…[more]

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Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Youth Awards to honor Latino High School Seniors for their Excellence in various Categories
Hispanic Heritage Foundation has launched its Youth Awards to honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories…[more]

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Develop Entrepreneurial Skills with Westerwelle Young Founders Programme
Westerwelle Young Founders Programme – Autumn 2019 is currently inviting young entrepreneurs for developing their entrepreneurial skills and International network…[more]

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African Culture Fund launches 2nd Call for Proposals

Grants for Small-scale Development Projects in Kenya

ECCAR Call for Proposals 2019: Countering Violent Extremisms and Fostering Inclusion, Diversity and Tolerance

nib foundation’s Health Smart Grants Program for Australian Charities

1st UNWTO Sports Tourism Start-up Competition to promote Sustainable Innovation in Sports & Tourism Sector

ActionAid Zambia Awarding Grants to NGOs, CBOs and Grassroot Movements

ICRC-CEJ inviting Journalists for “Humanitarian Reporting Award” 2019- Pakistan

Government of the Slovak Republic launches Open Call on the Support of Restoration and Revitalisation of Cultural Heritage

U.S. Embassy in Ecuador announces Notice of Funding Opportunity

2019 N-Peace Small Grants Program for Pakistan

Australian Consulate-General in Bali launches Direct Aid Program for 2019 – 2020

Submit Proposals to Advance the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Bangladesh

United States: Career Development Grants Program to Provide Assistance to Women

AAUW’s Community Action Grants to Address Issues Related to the Needs of Women & Girls in United States

Call for Applications: Asia Africa Youth Entrepreneurs Forum

Applications Open for UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research Scheme

Program to fund Conservation Projects all over Canada

Trust funding supports Volunteering or Community Service Projects in the UK

EDCTP announces Call for Proposals for Ethics and Regulatory Capacities 2019

Mercy Foundation seeking EOIs for “Grants to End Homelessness” Program – Australia

Open Call for LGBTIQ+ Advocacy Grants in the MENA Region

Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects- Uganda

Grant for Groups and Individuals in Asia pursuing “Citizen Science”

Regional TechCamp Workshop on Countering Disinformation

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