The Youth to Youth Fund is a competitive grant scheme for youth employment. It supports innovative, small scale youth employment projects submitted by youth led organizations from Sierra Leone. These projects must be aimed at creating employment through entrepreneurship for young people (ages 15 to 35). A combination of grants ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 US$ and capacity building support will be awarded to the most innovative proposals. The main objective of the grant scheme is to allow national, local or community based youth led organizations to actively participate in employment generating projects. Ultimately this Fund will build the capacity of youth led organizations and enable youth to move from being passive recipients and become active participants in the promotion and creation of youth employment.
Who can participate?
Eligible applicants are officially registered; non-governmental, nonprofit youth led organizations in Sierra Leone. These local youth organizations can partner with private enterprises, business associations, foundations, government agencies and NGOs based locally or abroad.
How to apply?
While filling out the application form, be sure to consult instructions in the information note and the “tips” document. Completed applications should be sent to YEN by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline of 5 March, 2011.