YCC Ghana Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative 2022: Applications are open for the Youth Climate Council – Ghana (YCC Ghana) Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative 2022. The YCC Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative (ASFI) aims to provide micro-grants and technical support for young climate advocates leading innovative advocacy actions on climate change in their local communities.
The objectives of the Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative are:
- To support new and strengthen existing advocacy initiatives led by young people who have proven experience on climate change impacts in Ghana.
- To support young people using advocacy campaigns to drive change in their respective communities by providing them with capacity building, seed fund, visibility and sustainability.
- To identify best advocacy initiatives and document how youth-leadership is driving climate action across Ghana with innovative policy incidence ideas.
- Selected applicants will be provided with comprehensive capacity-development training sessions aimed at strengthening their effectiveness for their work.
- Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a virtual ceremony that will serve to increase their visibility, raise awareness about the initiative, and announce the winners of the ASFI.
Applying individuals/youth organisations must:
- Be within the ages of 15 to 29 years at the time of application.
- Be a youth-led/youth/young women-led/ women focused organisation/ youth working with persons with disabilities.
- Be a registered member of the Youth Climate Council Ghana (You can sign up here).
- Have a clearly defined advocacy initiative.
- Have an advocacy initiative which can be delivered in 3 months.
- Have an advocacy project that falls within the ASFI thematic categories.
- Be directly responsible for the implementation of the proposed activities.
Submitted advocacy projects must:
- Reference the different policy frameworks governing the thematic topics. (E.g. “NCCP, Ghana NDC, NAP, RE Act/ RE Masterplan, the SDGs, Biodiversity Targets”, etc.).
- Contribute to promoting youth participation in policy governance around the priority areas identified and fostering youth inclusion.
- Be committed to diversity, equity and inclusion objectives when engaging with target groups.
- Be led by a young person or a young person from a youth organisation from the start of the project.
The evaluation criteria include the assessment of:
- Relevance (30 points)
- Quality (30 points)
- Impact (30 points)
- Application (10 points)
How to Apply Youth Climate Council Ghana Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative
Applications must be submitted using the online forms in English. Paper and handwritten submissions are not accepted.
Deadline: May 27, 2022