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Check the following New Grants from Leading Donors for Youth and Youth-based NGOs

Global Youth Challenge for Human Rights Education
Deadline: 30-Apr-22
The Oxford Forum for International Development (OxFID) is now accepting applications for the Global Youth Challenge to implement and enhance the World Programme for Human Rights Education by, for, and with youth. In partnership with the OHCHR, UNESCO, and the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, the Oxford Forum for International Development (OxFID) aims to stimulate youth dialogue around international development, and challenge participants to come up with solutions in the realm of human rights education. Use the following link to apply:

IWA Young Leadership Award for Individuals contributing to the Water Sector – Apply Now!
Deadline: 6-May-22
Nominations are now open for the International Water Association (IWA) Young Leadership Award. The IWA Young Leadership Award is granted to an exceptional water professional age 35 or younger who has demonstrated significant achievements in his/her career. The awardee has demonstrated outstanding leadership potential and the ability to play a large and influential role in the water industry in the future. Use the following link to apply:

United Nations: ‘Young Leaders for the SDGs’ Flagship Initiative
Deadline: 31 March 2022
The Office of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth is looking for the next generation of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)! Becoming a Young Leader is a title of recognition from the United Nations for young people who are excelling in their contributions to helping deliver on the SDGs in their communities. Use the following to apply:

EDD 2022 Young Leaders Programme
Deadline: 25-Mar-22
The European Development Days (EDD) 2022 Young Leaders Programme offers a unique opportunity for young people from all over the world with strong expertise and commitment to positive social change to share their views, influence decision-makers and stakeholders and further develop leadership skills. The European Development Days (EDD) aims to allow young people to share their views, influence decision-makers and stakeholders, and develop their full potential as leaders and change-makers. Use the following link to apply:

FY 2022 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Fellowship Program
Deadline: 25-Mar-22
The Global Leaders Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is seeking proposal submissions for one cooperative agreement to design, implement, and oversee the FY 2022 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program. Use the following link to apply:

Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 7 – Apply Now!
Deadline: 7-Apr-22
The One Young World is seeking applications for the Lead2030 Challenge for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7 that aims to ‘ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’ while the world’s demand for energy continues to increase. Use the following link to apply:

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival Programme – Apply Now!
Deadline: 10-Jun-22
Applications are now open for the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival Programme, a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that invites the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on the themes of migration, diversity and social inclusion. Use the following link to apply:

ECOSOC Youth Forum 2022 – Apply Now!
Deadline: 7-Apr-22
The Major Group for Children and Youth has announced the applications for the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2022. The 2022 Annual Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum takes place at a critical point in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be an opportunity for young people to share their perspectives on how to transform the world into a fairer and more sustainable place and reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) amidst the continuing crisis. It will address the theme of ECOSOC and the 2022 UN High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) on “Building back better from COVID- 19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda.” Use the following link to apply:

8th Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED – Apply Now!
Deadline: 3-Apr-22
The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) is inviting applications for the 8th Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED. Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) is committed to empowering youth by providing a platform where young people can meet, share, and work together to drive changes towards a culture of peace at various levels. The Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED, organized by APCEIU, has been held annually since 2015 in collaboration with partners including GCED Youth Network. Use the following link to apply:

Global Youth Mobilization Local Solutions Fund
Deadline: Ongoing
Do you have an idea for a solution to overcome a challenge created by the COVID-19 pandemic? Want to support your local community? Campaign for change in your local area? If yes, then apply for Global Youth Mobilization’s Local Solutions Fund! Use the following link to apply:

2022 Call for Proposals for Indigenous Community Media Youth Fellowship
Deadline: 31-Mar-22
Cultural Survival is pleased to announce its fifth call for proposals for Indigenous Community Media Youth Fellowships to support individuals or groups of young Indigenous communicators and artists to develop their communication skills (radio, audiovisual, print media) through specific training and other educational opportunities. Use the following link to apply:

Youth Empowerment and Multilateral Engagement Program
Deadline: 15-Apr-22
The U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State has announced an open competition for proposals to design, manage, and administer innovative and creative projects to empower Japanese youth in participating in global issue dialogues. The programs shall help Japanese youth deepen their understanding of regional and global issues and prepare them for their active participation in dialogues on regional and global issues in international settings. Link:

UNESCO Calls for Proposals for 2022 Silk Roads Youth Research Grant Program
Deadline: 31 May 2022
UNESCO calls on young women and men under the age of 35 to apply for the 2022 Silk Roads Youth Research Grant Program to mobilize young researchers for further study of the Silk Roads shared heritage. The panel will award 12 grants of USD 10,000 per research project based on the strengths of the proposed research and its potential contribution to furthering understanding of the interactions and exchanges taking place across the Silk Roads and the concrete elements resulting from them. The grant will be awarded in two separate instalments. Link:

ASEAN Youth Advisory Group of ASEAN Digital Literacy Programme
Deadline: 23-Apr-22
The ASEAN Foundation is seeking applications for the ASEAN Youth Advisory Group of ASEAN Digital Literacy Programme. The YAG will help ensure that the benefits of ADLP can reach the communities at the grassroots level. Link:

Up to $3,000 available under 2022 Brower Youth Awards
Deadline: 14-May-22
The New Leaders Initiative (NLI) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2022 Brower Youth Awards. Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership in 2000 to honor renowned environmental advocate David Brower, who said, “I love to see what young people can do, before someone old tells them it’s impossible.” It is with this spirit that they recognize the outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working for the protection of the shared planet. Link:

FY 2022 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program – Apply Now!
Deadline: 29-Apr-22
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the FY 2022 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP), pending the availability of funds. Links:

UNESCO Clubs 2022 Worldwide Youth Multimedia Competition
Deadline: 31-Mar-22
USFUCA, UNESCO Center for Peace, World Genesis Foundation, and WhizJuniors invite youth around the world to take part in this year’s Multimedia Competition. Unparalleled connectivity put youth in one of the greatest positions to bring much needed change to the world. Link:

Open Call for Youth Projects
Deadline: 20-Apr-22
The France Diplomacy is currently accepting applications for the Youth Projects to support the commitment of French local authorities (CTF) and their foreign counterparts in favor of young people, their openness to the world and the development of opportunities for their intention, in terms of education, training and participation in the sustainable development of territories. Link:

Grants to Non-communicable Diseases Risk Reduction in Adolescence and Youth
Deadline: 21-Apr-22
The European Commission (EC) is currently accepting proposals for the Non-communicable diseases risk reduction in adolescence and youth (Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases – GACD). Link:

2022 Youth Campaign for Revitalizing Democracy
Deadline: 16-May-22
The Council of Europe has announced the special call to support projects within the 2022 youth campaign for revitalizing democracy. The Youth campaign for revitalising democracy will run throughout the Council of Europe member states during the period from March to October 2022. Link:


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