The call for Spark Fund Spring 2022 Applications is open now!!
The Spark Fund invests in youth-led and youth-focused groups tackling injustice and inequality, driving transformational change, and building a more inclusive post-pandemic world by harnessing the power of digital technologies.
- You can apply for funding for anything you need. This may include staff costs, running costs, rent, utilities, equipment, and other resources needed to support your organization as well as project costs, activities or advocacy, and campaigning.
- Organizations/groups can apply for grants of up to $30,000 USD split over two years through the Spark Fund.
- Also, dedicated support from Global Fund for Children to identify your goals for strengthening your group and work together to develop a customized plan
- to connect and learn with other Spark Fund grantees in Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Namibia through digital technologies as well as a face-to-face convening (Covid rules permitting!)
- meet, learn from, as well as connect digitally with global Spark Fund partners from other regions around the world.
- In addition, receive additional grants to cover emergencies or other capacity development needs over the pilot period.
The Spark Fund in South Asia supports groups or organizations located in Bangladesh, India, or Pakistan that:
- Are youth-led (where the leadership of the organization or group are young people aged under 32)
- Are focused on creating positive change for children or young people in their community
- Also, have a focus on at least one of the following issues:
- Climate change – including but not limited to a focus on:
- Air pollution
- Conservation of, and access to, natural resources and habitats
- Clean energy sources
- Impact on vulnerable communities
- Education – including but not limited to:
- Primary education
- Life skills education
- Secondary education
- Also, Career guidance
- Digital literacy
- Social and behavioral change
- In addition, Hygiene and nutrition
- Health – including but not limited to:
- Mental health
- Substance abuse
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Also, Malnutrition
- In addition, are non-profit organizations or groups, including social enterprises
- Are registered or unregistered, including informally structured groups
- Moreover, have a yearly organizational/ group budget of less than $30,000 USD
- Fill out the online application form.
- Grantee partners will have to submit one narrative and financial report each year to Global Fund for Children
- Grantee partners must have a policy and procedure focused on keeping the people they work with and engage with safe from harm, including safeguarding their digital privacy rights. If grantees do not currently have a policy, Global Fund for Children will support them to develop a policy that is appropriate for their work and context in their first grant year.