Youth Climate Council of Ghana (YCC Ghana) Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative 2022


Deadline: May 27, 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 to young climate advocates taking action advocacy on climate change in their local communities.

The objectives of the Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative are:

  • Support new and strengthen existing advocacy initiatives led by young people who have proven experience on the impacts of climate change in Ghana.
  • Support young people using advocacy campaigns to drive change in their respective communities by providing them with capacity building, seed funding, visibility and sustainability.
  • Identifying the best advocacy initiatives and documenting how youth leadership is driving climate action across Ghana with innovative policy impact ideas.

Advantages

  • Selected candidates will benefit from comprehensive capacity development training sessions aimed at enhancing their effectiveness in their work.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a virtual ceremony that will serve to increase their visibility, raise awareness of the initiative and announce the ASFI winners.

Eligibility

Applicant youth individuals/organisations must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 29 at the time of application.
  • To be a youth-led/youth-led/young women/women-focused/youth organization working with people with disabilities.
  • Be a registered member of the Youth Climate Council Ghana (you can register here).
  • Have a clearly defined advocacy initiative.
  • Have an advocacy initiative that can be delivered in 3 months.
  • Have an advocacy project that falls under the ASFI thematic categories.
  • Be directly responsible for the implementation of the proposed activities.

Advocacy projects submitted must:

  • Reference the different policy frameworks governing the thematic topics. (For example “NCCP, Ghana NDC, NAP, RE Act/RE Masterplan, the SDGs, Biodiversity Targets”, etc.).
  • Contribute to promoting youth participation in political governance around identified priority areas and fostering youth inclusion.
  • Be committed to diversity, equity and inclusion goals when engaging with target groups.
  • Be facilitated by a young person or a young person from a youth organization from the start of the project.

Evaluation criteria

The evaluation criteria include the evaluation of:

  • Relevance (30 points)
  • Quality (30 points)
  • Impact (30 points)
  • Application (10 points)

Application

Applications should be submitted using the online forms in English. Paper and handwritten submissions are not accepted.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit YCC Ghana.

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