2014 UN Habitat Urban Youth Fund for MDG and Habitat Driven Projects (USD 25,000)

 Application Deadline: April 15 2014

The UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund empowers global youth by providing grants and capacity building to selected organizations in developing countries. Yearly, more than 8,000 youth-led organizations start the application process for a grant of up to $25,000.
Approximately 40 organizations are selected to receive a grant and capacity building support every year.

The UN-Habitat Urban Youth 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

This Fund supports urban youth in developing countries. It aims to advance the achievements of the Millennium Development goals and the Habitat Agenda by providing grants up to USD 25,000 to youth-led projects piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, 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.

E-Mail: [email protected].

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  UN Habitat Urban Youth Fund


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