CIVICUS: GoalKeepers Youth Action Accelerator Program 2019

Deadline: 31 October 2018

Do you want to increase youth representation and influence in development decisions in your community? Do you want to generate and use data to improve accountability for local development? Do you have a great idea, but need a little extra support to realise its full potential? If yes, then apply for GoalKeepers Youth Action Accelerator.

CIVICUS is accepting applications for its GoalKeepers Youth Action Accelerator Program 2019 will support promising youth advocates who are using data in innovative ways to address Global Goals 1-6 local development challenges related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation.

2019 is kicking off with an exciting, innovative, youth-led and multi-partner programme called the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator! The launch of the Accelerator is a direct response to the challenges young people face in accessing sufficient and appropriate resources to meaningfully engage in development decisions and activities that affect their communities.


Successful applicants (who become Accelerator participants) will have access to a suite of technical support, networks and mentors as well as funding, goods and services valued at up to $30,000. In addition to facilitating connections with CIVICUS members and partners nationally and sub-nationally, Accelerator participants will have the opportunity to engage in international networking opportunities to build global solidarity and further create visibility and mobilise funds around their initiatives.

Detailed offerings include:

  • Hands-on guidance to refine and finalize applicants project proposal into a comprehensive implementation plan
  • Tailored training and resources to help applicant build the skills needed to implement applicants initiative
  • Ongoing, regular support with Accelerator project implementation, including support with measuring citizen-based data collection and analysis with a mentor/ technical advisor
  • Being part of an active community of youth and non-youth organisations working on citizen-driven data sourcing and accountability approaches and data analysis and storytelling focused on peer-to-peer learning and problem solving
  • Promotion of applicants work to a global audience via case studies, blog posts and learning resources

Eligibility Criteria

Individual youth (ages 18-35) or representatives of youth led organisations from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East (with priority given to Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia) working in their communities to enhance local development.

Assessment Criteria

  • Relevance to the Accelerator’s themes, i.e. data sourcing and accountability and/or data translation and storytelling
  • Feasibility, viability, and coherence of the idea
  • Impact and scaling potential in the nearterm
  • Innovation, with a focus on creative ideas for generating and using citizen generated data
  • Proven experience and understanding of the problem
  • Soundness of budget and implementation plan
  • Clearly articulated link between Accelerator support and the initiative’s success
  • Human resource capacity

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, visit CIVICUS.

  • Adeyemi says:

    Hello, pls is there anyone who can sponsor my way too long new Media player invention idea ASAP? I’m urgently waiting for someone to raise me funds for the project’s prototype in the UK or the USA and CHINA. I’m from Nigeria.

    • Reena says:

      Hi Adeyemi,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      Unfortunately, we do not provide sponsorship at this point of time. We are a social enterprise that helps NGOs around the world by providing fundraising information and resource guides.

      Please checkout the many resources available on our site:

      Good Luck!

  • Ogechukwu Chukwu says:

    We are Youth Accountability Partnership for Sustainable Development (YAPSD), a voluntary Youth4GlobalGoald-led initiative that aims to advocate and activate the youths and women to contribute towards the achieve of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria, referred to as the Global Goals agenda 2030.

    Our utmost concern is to ensure that youths and women are incorporated as one of the stakeholders in the implementation processes  of the SDGs in Nigeria. Sustainability of the planet and development of the people on it. We strive to became agents of transparency, accountability,  positive  social change-makers in the society at large. Above all, we advocate for public support towards national Interest.
    However, we are planing to launch Electoral and UN SDGs Support Project in Nigeria.

    Date: 10th December, 2018.
    Venue: Unity Fountain, Abuja-Nigeria.

    Project Overview:

    The Electoral & SDGs Support Project is aimed at sensitizing and enlighten the citizenscitizens,  young people and women on the electoral process, civic education and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the need for supporting the county’s electoral body for conducting  free, fair, credible and transparent elections that would ushers in leaders that will lead us to achieve SDGs agenda 2030.

    Why Our Project Matter:

    Above 158.8  millions of citizens leaving in the country are ignorant of UN Global Goals agenda 2030. Nearly half of all youth nationwide suffer chronic ignorant of Voter and civic education, and this chronic ignorant  affect the country’s social, economic and political development.

    Therefore, we are soliciting for support and collaboration with us to enable us achieve the desired- goals. ‘”The future of the humanity and planet lies in the hands of today’s younger generation, who will pass the torch to the next generation”

    We also ready to partner with any organization, group and individual that shares our vision and mission.

    Volunteer today and save the society for tomorrow!


  • Diaz sichinga says:

    This is the chance that my organisation can not dare to miss we will apply

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Diaz sichinga,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

    • Joel samuel Feyisola says:

      My Organization is interested, we shall also be part of the positive story

  • Winis Juani says:

    I am from Sabah,East Malaysia as well as NGO. Can we get fund to do development for the communities in rural areas.

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Winis Juani,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Sonia Majeed says:

    Hi there I need the official email address to contact the management.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Sonia Majeed,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Deng says:

    Currently, am in Africa (South Sudan) is it possible for me to apply?

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Deng,

      Yes, South Sudan is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Ogwal Bonny Emmanuel says:

    Dear team,
    I’ am a CEO of Success Planet Network Uganda. it is a community Based Organization that I founded in 2016, our strongest partner are the community. Please I need your support to enable us reach more community, impact more and as well cut down some cost of operations.

  • Isaac Tswakpe says:

    This is a good development for Africa. I will apply to be empowered to implement data driven gender based issues in some communities in Nigeria

  • Evans otiso says:

    Hi it is a good idea of involvement of our youths am interested

  • KBRD PRASAD says:

    Present youth spoil life’s,to adict bad many youths.not given respect parents and elders.

  • Sonwabo Marele says:

    I am a Local Economic Coordinator in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Are we eligible to apply as Municipality or we should partner with the Youth NGO

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Sonwabo Marele,

      South Africa is eligible for this opportunity. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Alpha and Omega Reconciliation and Peace Building (AREPEB) says:

    we thank you so much for this program. AREPEB from Tanzania, we will apply too

  • Mukiibi Abdulkarim says:

    Hello sir/madam, I would like to know if the individual projects that benefits the community are also funded.

    Thank you.

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Mukiibi Abdulkarim,

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Samuel J Byrne says:

    Whoops … I’m excited to bring in my ideas. I direct Inspiration Lifeline – a non-profit non-governmental organization working in Sierra Leone to advance and develop the education and empowerment of young girls. Our initiative is child-led. We believe girls have voice but let me work with my team to share the innovation inspiration uses to make their voice heard.

  • MICAH says:


    • Priyanka says:

      Hi MICAH,

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!


    l am a unit committee member in my community and am currently helping the children in my community to improve on their reading by organizing evening classes for them and encourage those who have drop out of school to go back since the government introduce free basic education for all persons but am facing challenges like we have to close any time it rains since we don’t have a class room and money to pay the teachers who help me teach them. l would be grateful if you could help me raise funds to support this worthy course. God bless you.

  • katuramu says:

    Thanks for this opportunity, my group is illegible but can apply now?

  • Magampura janatha handa organisation at hambantota Sri Lanka. says:

    It’s good idea our organisation like do it

  • susan says:

    i cherished this idea and will like to apply but am in Nigeria, am i eligible? if yes, pls send me the application website, thanks.

  • Opiyo Peyer says:

    My name is Opiyo Peter from Gulu, Northern Uganda. Founder of Attitude Africa a radio academy attached a media center. We empower persons with disabilities (starting with the Visually Impaired) in our pilot project. To become journalist to create awareness, that will bring about mindset shift thus integration of disabled persons.
    This group of people through out Africa have been ignored in many ways if developmental proactiveness. In Northern Uganda were I come even given the effect of the 20year civil war by Joseph Kony’s Lords resistance war, that partially caused disability, pwd’s are still left behind. As a journalist, we need to start navigating data on disability starting from the numbers of disabled persons which is still at large. To change this, data is paramount and through your support, we sha be able to train disabled persons and Forge ways to ensure a desired goal is reached. I look up to your support, it is time to embrace the uniqueness and diversity of our society through support. Then we can change mindsets and open doors for other pwd’s too.
    Many thanks for your great initiative.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Opiyo Peyer,

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      Thank you!

  • safe the old says:

    Nice work

  • Fowzia Adams says:

    Goodday our NGO fokus on youth development who face a lot of challenges on our daily lifes . Empower them with education .Link them to job oppitunities . Skills development.Entepeneurship to start their own cofee shops under supervision . Spots development.
    May we apply for a sponsor .

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Fowzia Adams,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Ronald says:

    Good opportunities


    For Non Government Organization which is dealing with Youth can select a person (youth) member from an Organization and be apply for?

    • Priyanka says:


      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Arthur Mofya says:

    This is of interest to me who is working with the youths from Rural setups in Africa Zambia in particular.

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