India Youth Fund
India Youth Fund By UN HABITAT & Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation (NSF)
Un Habitat in association with Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation (NSF), in India brings the Urban Youth Fund which is exclusively for young individuals working for the betterment of the lives of the urban youth in India. The aim of the funds is to empower the efforts of the youth in India through its Small Grants Provision of up to INR 8,00,000/-. In addition to the cash benefits the project coordinators are trained in project management, financial management and monitoring and evaluation in the Asian regional training session for the Urban Youth Fund.
The fund is to help organisations which are led by young people within the age group of 15 to 32 years, working in the urban region. With India having close to 45% or its Urban population below the age of 35 years, it is important that such organisations work so that the young population is able to receive the basic amenities for their daily survival. With this in view the UN HABITAT & NSF formulated the Urban Youth Fund.
To qualify for a grant, applicant organizations must:
Be led by young people aged 15-32, and the projects must be based in cities or towns in India.
A majority (>50%) of the management team should be within the above age limits.
Applicant organizations must be legally registered for at least one (1) year by the relevant national, regional or local authority.
Applicant organizations must involve girls and young women in decision-making at all levels of the organization. This includes senior management level and board.
Applicant organizations that lack a valid registration certificate or bank account, but fulfill all other eligibility criteria, may apply in partnership with another organization that will serve as the facilitating organization.
The last date to apply for the funding is 15th April, 2013.
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