UNAOC Youth Solidarity Fund 2019 in USA

The Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) supports youth-led organizations that foster peaceful and inclusive societies. Initial funding is granted to projects, for and for young people, that demonstrate innovative and effective approaches to intercultural or interreligious dialogue. Established in 2008, the Fund responded to calls for action by organizations led by young people around the world on the importance of establishing financing mechanisms for young people. Today, the Fund is more relevant than ever: as the global agenda increasingly speaks of youth participation and contribution to peace, development and security, it is essential to support this participation and contribution through opportunities for financing and partnership

The funded projects are led by young people and focused on young people (18-35 years old) but have an impact on entire communities, often involving religious or political leaders, policy makers, educational institutions and media organizations. The Fund also links local and small-scale work with larger movements for social and global change, for a wider and deeper impact.

Since 2008, UNAOC has launched seven editions of YSF and has provided funding to youth-led organizations based in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. At the end of 2018, a total of 63 projects were financed that reached 94,055 direct beneficiaries in 39 countries. In total, more than 1.7 million direct and indirect beneficiaries have been affected in the last ten years.

YSF-funded projects are aimed at young people from diverse backgrounds: students, marginalized youth, minorities, youth in rural or urban areas, youth in conflict or post-conflict situations, artists and activists.

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  • Country: USA
  • Eligible Regions: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, People’s Republic, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe,, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, State of Palestine, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia,, Zimbabwe.
  • Deadline: August 30, 2019
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Eligibility criteria for youth organizations:

    • Being led by young people: most of the positions and decision-making roles within the organization are occupied by women and men between the ages of 18 and 35;
    • Be a non-profit non-governmental organization (with the exception of national youth councils) registered in the country of operation as a charity, trust, foundation or association;
    • Be officially registered and in operation for a minimum of 2 years before the deadline for requests based on financing and project implementation (for example, operational in August 2017 or earlier);
    • Be registered and operate in one of the eligible countries;
    • Have a democratic governance structure and a decision-making mechanism, including consultation processes to formulate priorities and policies.
    • Have the ability to demonstrate adequate and consistent monitoring, evaluation and maintenance of their activities, including project evaluation reports and financial accounts;
    • Have a gender perspective / balance reflected in their staff, beneficiaries and activities;
    • Do not adhere or join violent ideologies or antagonisms against any country, culture, religion or belief system, ethnic group, gender, etc. Y
    • who did not receive funds in previous editions of YSF or did not receive the Intercultural Innovation Award.
      Note: If you requested YSF in the past, but it was not selected, you can reapply to YSF.

    Upon request, organizations must provide documented evidence of how they meet all these criteria.

    Keep in mind that project proposals will not be considered eligible for funding if they are submitted by governments, international government organizations, non-youth-led organizations, unregistered youth groups, business entities, as well as individuals.

    Eligibility criteria for projects:

    • All projects submitted must meet each and every one of the following criteria to be considered eligible and reviewed by the Selection Committee:

    Origin: the project was developed and written by young people;
    Target audience: the project is aimed primarily at young people. Gender balance is guaranteed among project participants;
    Objective: The project contributes to advancing the mandate of UNAOC to promote a more socially inclusive world, by building mutual respect between people of different cultural and religious identities;
    Management: the project is managed by a youth-led organization, which meets all the eligibility criteria mentioned above;
    Project Coordinator: The Project Coordinator is an employee of the requesting organization and is between 18 and 35 years old at the time of the request;
    Duration and calendar: the project must be implemented from November 2019 to November 2020, while the final reports must be submitted before November 15, 2020 at the latest;
    Location: project activities are implemented in the countries mentioned in the previous list (see the geographic coverage section;
    Budget: the organization must guarantee its capacity to implement all the elements of the proposed project with the requested funds. The amount requested must not exceed 50% of the organization’s annual budget in 2018. The grants awarded by UNAOC will not exceed USD 25,000. The proposed budget will have 90% of the costs associated with the direct activities of the project and only up to 10% will cover the salary / fees of the Project Coordinator. The cost of renting the office, public services and the purchase of technical equipment (for example, computers, photocopiers, printers, cameras, telephones, etc.) cannot be part of the budget;
    English: the application and the CV / CV of the project coordinator must be in English only;
    Registration certificate and statute: a copy of the registration certificate and a statute must be attached to the application form. They can be sent in the original language of the country where the organization is registered. Translations can be requested during the later stages of the selection process.

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    Benefits :

    • UNAOC offers technical support and capacity development to organizations during and / or after the implementation of projects funded in the areas of gender integration, media relations, defense, financial management, networks, sustainability, monitoring and evaluation.
    • UNAOC will contact the selected organization by email and provide information on the steps to follow, the draft agreements to be signed and a payment schedule.

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