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Youth Development Grants for Grassroots NGOs

March 16, 2013 1 comment

The Youth for International Development has announced youth development grants for grassroots organizationswhich are best positioned to reach youths and provide them with programs and services in priority areas ofentrepreneurship, agribusiness, health (HIV/AIDS & underage pregnant girls), environmental innovative initiatives and capacity development.

Youth for International Development is committed to achieving sustainable youth development. Through itsgrant making, it supports innovative organizations, youthgroups and Community Based Organizations that are working towards empowering youths through various programmes and initiatives to reduce poverty, createemployment, free expression, development and implementation of youth policies at national level, promote democratic values, improve the environmentthrough various environmental programmes. When making grants, it thinks about long-term strategies, knowing that lasting social and economic change among the youth can only be achieved through efforts of all stakeholders in the field of youth empowerment.

The following is a list of projects and programmes that fall under this grants programme;

  1. Workshopsforums and conferences whose outcome is aimed at economically and socially empowering the youth in a specific region or country.
  2. After-school programmes
  3. Youth athletic leagues that use their sports to bring young people together to support community development.
  4. Self-Help groups that are currently engaged with an economic eventure(s) or those that have innovative ideaswhose outcome is creation of jobs among the youth.
  5. Environmental programmes implemented by youth organizations – you must clearly describe how young people involvement will assist in ensuring that there will be sustainable outcomes.
  6. Operational costs for youth organizations only
  7. Education
  8. Capacity Building
  9. Advocacy
  10. Peace Building
  11. Agriculture
  12. Exchange programmes – cultural and educational only.

The deadline to submit proposals is 4 April 2013. For more information, visit this link.


Source: Fundsfor orgs

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Global Social Entreprenuership Competition

November 8, 2011 Leave a comment

You may be fortunate to submit a plan in the last 24 hours and actually win. Be ready in season and out of season.

The Global Business Center at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business is seeking applications for the Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) from students around the world and across disciplines who seek to harness the power of commercial strategies to reduce poverty and affect positive social change in developing economies.

GSEC fosters the development of transformational and innovative student-generated business models that achieve poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor. GSEC provides cross-cultural, transformational practical learning experiences for student participants to hone their business skills, expand their networks, and access new resources.

The Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) program begins in early November 2011 and culminates at GSEC Week, February 27 – March 2, 2012 in Seattle, WA, USA.

Through exposure to iconic global companies, a vibrant international development sector, leading research institutions, GSEC Week provides exclusive opportunities for semi-finalist teams to benefit from invaluable resources and expertise in the Seattle region. GSEC awards monetary prizes to the business ideas that demonstrate the most innovative solutions to problems of poverty and the best integration of financial and social returns on investment.

Participant and Business Plan eligibility

• GSEC is open to currently enrolled students, at any level of study, at any academic institution of higher education worldwide.

• Multidisciplinary teams highly encouraged.

• Plans may focus on any subject area/industry

• Plans must apply to low income, lower middle income, or upper middle income economies.

• Plans must quantify and clearly demonstrate the Social Return on Investment (SROI)

• Plans may demonstrate a triple (environmental) bottom-line

• Plans must provide a social impact assessment SEC business plans are evaluated on three criteria:

 (1) effect on the quality of life and poverty alleviation in one or more developing economies;

(2) financial sustainability;

 (3) feasibility of implementation.

GSEC business ideas must be the original idea of the GSEC applicant. GSEC business plans must be new, student-generated businesses. Plagiarism/copyright/intellectual property right violations will not be tolerated. Existing businesses are acceptable if they do not have outside private financing or annual/cumulative sales revenue


GSEC prizes are awarded to business plans that meet the GSEC judging criteria and demonstrate the best integration of financial and social returns on investment (SROI).

Prizes include one Grand Prize, one Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Prize, and one Global Health Prize. All prizes are mutually exclusive. GSEC Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Prize seeks to highlight business plans that harness the benefits of ICTs to improve the human condition GSEC Global Health Prize: SROI includes the social good of improved health, to be awarded to business plan that alleviates health disparities, improves the health of the poor, and promotes the capacity of a community to deal with health problems.

 Last date for submission of applications is November 9, 2011 For more information and details, you can visit this link. Source Link: Copyright©FUNDSFORNGOS.ORG.

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