PAS Youth Empowerment Grants Program 2016

Deadline: 17 August 2016

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Colombo is pleased to announce the Youth Empowerment Grants Program 2016 to fund projects for Sri Lankan youth.

The objective of the grant program is to support innovative, small-scale, cutting-edge projects developed and implemented by and/or for young people between the ages of 15-25 in the areas of educational development, environmental issues, community development, civil society building, human rights, youth enrichment activities, and employment skills development.

Funding Information

  • The grants for this call for proposal range between $1,000 to $9,990.
  • Grant projects generally must be completed in one year or less.

Focus Areas

  • Educational development
  • Environmental issues
  • Community development
  • Civil society building
  • Human rights
  • Youth enrichment activities
  • Employment skills development

Eligibility Criteria

  • The competition is open to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) registered in Sri Lanka.
  • Registered Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Registered Non-Governmental Youth Organization
  • Registered as NGO and also separately as Limited Liability Company
  • PAS is soliciting grant proposals from not-for-profit, NGOs that address one or more of the grant priority areas specified above.
  • The organization should have at least two years of programming experience.
  • The Public Affairs Section does not support development or humanitarian aid projects, e.g. agricultural projects, construction projects, maternal health, or engineering studies.
  • PAS encourages applicants to provide cost-sharing from additional sources in support of their project, such as the use of highly skilled volunteers.
  • Applications should explain clearly other sources of funding and how the volunteers will be used. Cost-sharing will weigh in favor of applicants for these grants.
  • All documents are in English
  • All budgets are in U.S. dollars

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their application materials at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Sri Lanka

For more information, please visit grants.gov.

Latest Funds for NGOs

Help The Homeless: Supporting Homeless Charities throughout the UK

British Embassy Call for Proposals on “Access to Information and Media Environment” in Vietnam

Fulbright-Hovnanian Grant: Inviting Applicants from Armenia

ADC Call for Applications: Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR)

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of PRM: Seeking Applications for Resettlement Support Centers Program

LEAP-Agri Call for Proposals: EU-AU Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA)

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Indonesia

Innovation Fund Denmark: 2017 Open Call under “Grand Solutions” Programme!

EU Action Grants: Seeking Proposals for Union Civil Protection Mechanism!

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of NEA: Supporting Tunisia’s Agribusiness Sector

Call for Concept Notes: EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment

Seventh Generation Fund: Promoting Indigenous Peoples’ Self-Determination and the Sovereignty of Native Nations

DFID Call for Applications: Global Mine Action Programme Phase II

The Research Council of Norway: Inviting Applications for “NORGLOBAL Programme”

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of CT: Counterterrorism Training for Magistrates and Civilian Administrators in Regions Vulnerable to Terrorism

U.S. Department’s Federal Transit Administration call for Applications: Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program FY 2017

Apply to Participate in 4th ‘Women Leading, Women Organising’ Training!

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund: Supporting Projects Conducted and Focused in the United States

The Denver Foundation: Lauren Townsend Memorial Wildlife Fund Grants for U.S. based Organisations

Call for Applications: MRC-AHRC Global Public Health Partnership Awards

USAID’s Global Development Alliance: Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) Initiative

Applications Open for Rural Women New Zealand’s Education Fund!

The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia: Call for Proposals for Julia Taft Refugee Fund

Hedayah Call for Proposals: Supporting Civil Society Initiatives to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism