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Global Youth Climate Action Fund (GYCAF) Microgrants 2023

Global Youth Climate Action Fund (GYCAF) Microgrants 2023

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Applications are open for the Global Youth Climate Action Fund (GYCAF) Microgrants 2023. GYCAF envisions a world where young people are given the resources to pursue green entrepreneurship and create a green economy with the goal of lowering carbon emissions and conserving the environment.

The Global Youth Climate Action Fund (GYCAF) is dedicated to financing youth-led climate action in communities hardest hit by the impacts of climate change. The idea for the fund was birthed at COP25 and developed over a three-month consultation period that involved virtual dialogues with finance experts to help curate a vehicle that supports and champions youth-led climate action.

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Target Areas

  • Sustainable Agriculture: smart agriculture to ensure food sustainability.
  • Clean Energy: powering communities in need of light and energy.
  • Oceans: protecting marine life and mitigating climate catastrophes.
  • Capacity Building: empowering youth with entrepreneurship skills.
  • Green Stewardship: protecting biodiversity and influencing behavioral change.
  • Technology and Innovation: breakthroughs that solve climate-related problems.

Youth Climate Action Fund

  • Successful applicants will be awarded grants between USD $500 – USD $1,000, depending on the grantee application.

Eligibility for Youth Climate Action Fund

  • Open to Youth-led organizations (80 percent majority-owned; the definition of youth adopted is under 30 years of age).
  • Strong motivation on creating change or an impact in the community through grassroots activism.
  • Conducting grassroots activism in their community.
  • Seeking grants to kick-start or support already existing initiatives.
  • Clear environment and socio-economic impacts of the project/initiative.
  • A clear idea of how to use the funds and why this grant will be useful to create more value and impact for the project.
  • Demonstrates well-planned project, with well-developed strategy, timeline, budgeting, and team management.

Selection Criteria

  • Goal Alignment
    • Goal aligns with GYCAF vision of realizing youth projects in sustainability.
  • Functionality and Relevance
    • Understand the audience and relevance of the project to the intended audience.
    • Determine how the project addresses a problem that is not currently or sufficiently being addressed.
  • Financial Planning
    • Great financial awareness with a clear idea of the project finances to be sustainable (including a clear budget/needs table).
    • A clear understanding of how the team plans to meet the financial needs of the project.
    • Understanding long-term financial implications of the project (if relevant).
  • Team
    • Individuals who are motivated and committed to the project.
    • Demonstrates cohesion and excellent group dynamics with a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities.
  • Implementability
    • Demonstrates clear impact with a focus on the community.
    • Have a clear timeline for implementation of the project.
    • Understand the key barriers to the successful deployment of the project and how the team plans on overcoming them.

Application of Youth Climate Action Fund

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Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline16 June,2023
Open toAll
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