Call for the Youth Climate Justice Fund

June 10, 2024
$20000 / year

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    June 10, 2024
  • Location
  • Offered Salary
    $20000 / year
  • Expiration date
    July 8, 2024

Job Description

Welcome to the application page of the Youth Climate Justice Fund.

We provide core flexible funding to emerging youth climate justice groups. In our 2023 open call for applications, we received 1,800 applications and supported 60 groups globally with a total of $700,000.

In our 2024 open call, we invite eligible local and national groups to apply for a grant of up to USD 20,000. Before you apply, please ensure that you have read our criteria and grantmaking process. We encourage all applicants to review our Frequently Asked Questions package which is available on our website in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili.

Our application portal will be open from 3rd June to 1st July 2024, 23:59 UTC and will be available in ArabicEnglishFrenchHindi,PortugueseSpanish and Swahili.

What are the criteria for applying?

You should consider applying if:

  • Your group or collective is led by young people aged 35 years and below. In order to be eligible for a YCJF grant, the majority of your leadership must be young people or the individuals with decision making power should be aged 35 years and below.
  • Your group, network or collective is based in East Asia and Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, Europe and Central Asia, and North America.*

  • *Applicants from high-income countries should belong to a minority or underserved groups to be considered for funding. Groups that focus solely on international engagements without any community-based work are ineligible to apply. 
  • You believe in and exhibit inclusive organizing, collective action and intersectional movement building. 
  • Your group, network or collective is based in North America or Western Europe but is led by young people who are discriminated against and/or marginalized based on class, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, background, etc.
  • Non-partisan, non-violent, and legal movements.

We specifically look for groups who are:

  • Cultivating diverse leadership rooted in fair and equitable climate action with community power.
  • Raising ambitions and commitments on climate & socio-environmental justice.
  • Holding policymakers accountable to their promises and strengthening community power.