Youth to Youth Replication Fund for Youth-led Organizations in East Africa (Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya)

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Application Deadline: May 10 2013

The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility’s Y2Y2 Replication Fund is a competitive grant scheme open to youth-led organizations in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya to replicate the most innovative entrepreneurship development project ideas from the first two rounds of the Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Fund which has been implemented since 2010 in East Africa as part of the Youth Entrepreneurship Facility.

The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility is a 5-year initiative by the Africa Commission, implemented jointly by the Youth Employment Network (YEN) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The structure and operating principles of the original Youth-to-Youth Fund model are demonstrated in the diagram below. Youth-led organizations are funded and supported by the Y2Y Fund secretariat to implement innovative projects which they have designed to provide a package of services to young people to empower them to become entrepreneurs.

The package of services offered by the grantee organizations typically includes a combination of entrepreneurship, soft skills and technical skills training, support for the start-ups to access finance, and other interventions and features, such as mentorships, apprenticeships, information sharing, group formation and formalization. Many of the projects have identified a niche market that is easy for youth-led start-ups to enter or target a special youth group with their services that have strong motivation and potential to become entrepreneurs.

As part of the new Youth-to-Youth2 Replication Fund, youth-led organization are invited to apply to implement one of the 14 most innovative of these project ideas that were implemented as part of the original Fund, tailoring the original ideas to fit the new context and new target group and introducing new features and innovations to it.

The best replication proposals will receive grants of USD $5,000 – $10,000 along with technical assistance from the Youth Entrepreneurship Facility.

YEF is looking for organizations with demonstrable experience in implementing similar projects with positive results; organizations with strong financial management, project management, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting experience.

Competition Deadline: Fri, 10/05/2013
Competition Start Date: Fri, 19/04/2013
Final Selection Date: Fri, 31/05/2013
Implementation Start Date: Mon, 01/07/2013
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5 Comments

  1. MILKA PASCAL on

    Ok , but according to the Final selection date which was on 31,05,2013 we have not received any communication of the proposal we submitted for Tupendane Rukongo Youth Group and the day for implementation is approaching, were we among the best , please notify us so that we may not have any doubt.

  2. AINAMAANI JUSTUS on

    1.but for us we were not told the exact amount of funds to request.
    2.when is the replication for 2014 taking place/ when are we to recieve reply for our proposals?
    3.what is the string attached to youth funds?

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