The Youth Fund: COVID-19 Action.

If you are a youth organisation taking action against COVID19, we want to support you.

The Youth Fund is a new fund designed by young people to support youth action around the world. The succesful applicants will be selected by our Youth Compact Champions; a panel of young people with a wealth of experience. Funding grants of up to US$5,000 are available.

To be eligible for funding you must be a registered youth-led organisation, with a bank account, running an existing initiative responding to the COVID19 pandemic and its impact on communities in one or more of the countries listed below. All action must last no longer than two months and be completed by the 30th November. We are particularly interested in projects that are supporting vulnerable and marginalised groups or those that are harder to reach.

Please refer to the list of eligible countries at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 16th August.

Find out more

Full terms of reference, eligibility information and required documentation guide.This is also available in Arabic, French and Spanish

Full information for applicants

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This is also available in Arabic, French and Spanish

Application form (English)

The fund is supported by the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, ActionAid, Restless Development and developed in collaboration with UNFPA. Funding for The Youth Fund has been provided by ActionAid. 

For more information about the fund, or if you are a donor or institution interested in supporting this project please contact; theyouthfund@restlessdevelopment.org.

Eligible Countries

The following countries are eligible for the fund:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Malawi
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Qatar
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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