Spark Fund – Call for Spring Applications 2022

Spark Fund

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.

Here are more details about the Spark Fund 2022

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  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: May 1, 2022
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria to apply for Spark Fund:

    • The Spark Fund in South Asia supports groups or organizations in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India, are:
    • Youth-led organizations or groups’ leaders must be young people under 32.
    • They are registered or unregistered, including groups with no formal structure.
    • Have a yearly budget of less than $30,000 for the company or group.
    • Committed to making a positive difference in their community for children and youngsters.
    • Do you work for a non-profit organization or a group, such as a social enterprise?

    Concentrate on at least one of the following topics:

    1. Climate change focuses on Air pollution, Conservation of and access to natural resources and habitats, Deforestation, Clean energy sources, and Impact on vulnerable communities.
    2. Education– including but not limited to Primary and secondary education, Life skills education, hygiene and nutrition, Career guidance, Social and behavioral change, and Digital literacy.
    3. Health – including but not limited to Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Malnutrition, and Substance abuse.
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    Benefits :

    Here are the benefits of the grant program:

    • The Spark Fund provides grantee partners with extra options and annual awards of $1,000 to $15,000 for the next two years.
    • Through the Spark Fund, organizations can apply for grants of up to $30,000, split over two years.
    • As a result, the applicant can seek money for everything they require, like rent, equipment, Staff costs, utilities, and other resources needed to operate the specific organization projects, advocacy, activities, and campaigning are the primary examples.
    • Commitment from the Global Fund for Children to help determine the goals for improving their group and collaborate on a specific plan.
    • Opportunity to network and learn with fellow Spark Fund recipients in Lesotho, Namibia, and Zimbabwe, via digital technologies and impersonal meetings.
    • Chance to obtain additional grants throughout the trial term to meet emergencies or other capacity-building needs.
    • Furthermore, an opportunity to meet and engage with global Spark Fund partners from various parts of the world over the internet.
    • In the first funding year, if grantees do not yet have a policy, Global Fund for Children will assist them in developing one that is appropriate for their work and context.
    • Grantee partners must have a policy and procedure to protect the people they work with and interact with, including protecting their digital privacy rights.
    • Grantee partners will be required to submit a narrative and financial report to the Global Fund for Children once a year.

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    Application Process:

    • Visit the Apply now link and complete the online application.
    • The application submission deadline is 1 May 2022.

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