UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund Grants

Deadline: 15 April, 2013
Open to: organization led by young people aged 15-32 years and based in cities or towns in developing countries
Grants: The fund provides grants of up to $25,000 for new ideas and solutions for job creations, good governance, adequate shelter and secure tenure

About UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund

This fund promotes the poverty reduction aims of Millennium Development Goals and the Habitat Agenda for better, more sustainable and equitable towns and cities throughout the developing world. It provides grants of up to $25,000 for new ideas and solutions for job creation, good governance, adequate shelter and secure tenure.

By undertaking research on best practises in youth-led development the fund will also create a greater awareness of the urgency to ensure that youth concerns are integrated into national and local development policies and strategies.


Applicant organizations must be led by young people aged 15-32 years and be based in cities or towns in developing countries to qualify for a grant. Support will be provided primarily for those working to improve slum conditions and to raise opportunities for young people growing up in poverty. Projects encouraging gender equality or involving partnerships with the government or the private sector are particularly encouraged.

Organisations must have been legally registered for at least one year in one of the following regions: Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; Asia (excluding Japan); Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand). They must be non-profit, non-government (NGOs or CBOs) although UN organisations, government organisations and private enterprises may engage in partnership with youth –led organisations. They must have a valid bank account.

Application Process

Applicants must respect the following procedures when filling in the application online for their application to be accepted:

The application is ONLY available online in the following languages: English, French and Spanish. The application must be made in the same language as the one selected, and must be completed in full. The system will not allow you to submit the application unless all fields are completed and all compulsory attachments are submitted. Applications submitted in hardcopy or by e-mail will NOT be accepted.

Please make sure that you finish the application and submit all compulsory attachments in the system before the deadline. The deadline is final and not up for discussion. You can APPLY HERE! For insight information in the selection process visit this page.


If you have any queries about the UN-HABITAT Youth Fund, you can use some of the contacts HERE! You can also check the FAQ section HERE!

For more information please visit the official website.

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