Youth Climate Justice Fund Grants 2023 (grants of upto USD 10,000)

Youth Climate Justice Fund Grants

The Youth Climate Justice Fund supports with core flexible funding to emerging youth climate justice collectives. Groups can apply for a grant of up to USD 10,000, which can be used for a period of 12 months.

Youth Climate Justice Fund Grants
Youth Climate Justice Fund Grants

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Youth Climate Justice Fund Grants

What are the criteria for applying?

You should consider applying if:

  • Your group or collective is led by young people aged 35 years and below. In order to be eligible for a YCJF grant, the majority of your leadership must be young people or the individuals with decision making power should be aged 35 years and below.
  • Your group, network or collective is based in Africa; the Middle East; Asia-Pacific, South Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Central, and Eastern Europe.
  • You believe in and exhibit inclusive organizing, collective action and intersectional movement building. 
  • Your group, network or collective is based in North America or Western Europe but is led by young people who are discriminated against and/or marginalized based on class, ethnicity, background, etc.
  • Non-partisan, non-violent, and legal movements.

We specifically look for groups who are:

Cultivating diverse leadership rooted in fair and equitable climate action with community power

Raising ambitions and commitments on climate & socio-environmental justice

Holding policymakers accountable to their promises and strengthening community power

Youth Climate Justice Fund Grants Process

1. Youth Climate Justice Fund opens the call

The call is open for 4 weeks, youth climate justice groups around the globe can apply. Non-English speaking groups are welcome to reach out to Regional Leads for support in applying in their own language.

2.Applications are screened by the YCJF staff

Check that groups meet basic eligibility criteria and are aligned with YCJF values and principles.

3.Regional Leads review

Review of proposals per regional priorities and contacting groups to better understand their needs.

4.Steering Committee voting

Each steering committee member ranks groups based on the YCJF principles, values and key funding priorities.

5.Due diligence process

YCJF staff and Regional Leads reach out to the selected groups and support them to receive the funding.

6.Grants are awarded!

YCJF staff and Regional Leads work with partners to speed the process for groups to receive funding.

7. Join the YCJF community

Groups are invited to join the YCJF welcome call and to co-develop youth-to-youth capacity development resources.

Apply Here for the Youth Climate Justice Fund Grants

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