The applications for the Spark Fund 2022 are officially open now! Over two years, the Spark Fund in South Asia will provide annual grants ranging from $10,000 to $15,000. This grant will be distributed in two annual installments, one in June 2022 and the other in June 2023.
Grants from the Spark Fund can be used for anything the organization or group needs. It can include program costs and the project costs, day-to-day operating costs, organizational development costs, salaries, wages, and whatever else they require. It recognizes that priorities and circumstances may change over the grant period. Spark Fund grants are flexible, allowing grantee partners to adapt to the needs of communities changing during the award period.
Global Fund for Children will administer the Spark Fund grants. The Spark Fund youth-led grant-making panels will use the information provided via these forms to determine who will get financing from the Spark Fund in each location. They are presently accepting applications from youth-led and youth-focused organizations and organizations in South Asia and Southern Africa that are trying to make a difference in young people’s lives and communities. The Americas will be accepting applications soon!
Using digital technology, the Spark Fund invests in youth-led and youth-focused organizations fighting injustice and inequality, creating transformational change, and constructing a more inclusive post-pandemic society. This unique fund puts youth in charge of crucial decisions and provides flexible finance and capacity building to young leaders’ movements and networks.
Applications open for the countries:
It is ecstatic to announce the launch of the first Spark Fund call for applications from countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. Youth-led groups or organizations seeking to improve the lives of young people and their communities via a transformational change in climate change, education and health are encouraged to apply for the spark funds. They’re also excited to announce the first Spark Fund call for applications, which will be open to Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Namibia. Youth-led and youth-focused organizations or organizations aiming to generate transformational change and better the lives of young people and their communities are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must show a commitment to youth-led change in the region to be considered by the Spark Fund South Asia panel. The panel will give preference to applications from organizations or unregistered groups that demonstrate innovation, risk-taking, empathy and compassion, Youth leadership, Youth-centered programs, and Gender equity.