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GYCAF Microgrants Program 2022

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The Global Youth Climate Action Fund, an initiative of BLI Global, is launching its first cycle of the microgrants to support youth-led climate action projects around the world.

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  • Position(s): Several
  • Applications closing Date:  February 11, 2022
  • Vacancy Type: Permanent/Temporary.
  • Company Name: GYCAF

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.

For this round, they are seeking projects that fall under six (6) categories:

  • 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 behavioural change
  • Technology and Innovation: Breakthroughs that solve climate-related problems

Grant

  • Successful applicants will be awarded grants between USD $500 – USD $1,000, depending on the grantee application.

Eligibility

  • Youth-led organization (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

Selection Criteria

  • Goal Alignment
    • 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
  • Financial Planning
    • 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)
  • Team
    • Individuals who are motivated and committed to the project
    • Demonstrates cohesion and excellent group dynamics with a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities
  • Implementability
    • 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

How to Apply

Applications close on February 11, 2022 (12:00 am EDT) and successful applicants will be contacted beginning March 7, 2022.

→ Click here to apply.

For more information, visit GYCAF Grants.

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