Application Deadline: June 16, 2023
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.
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.
Successful applicants will be awarded grants between USD $500 – USD $1,000, depending on the grantee application.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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).
• Individuals who are motivated and committed to the project.
• Demonstrates cohesion and excellent group dynamics with a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities.
• 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.