India Youth Fund grants are awarded to projects that are between 7 to 12 months long.
Awarded projects will receive a maximum funding of Rs. 8 Lacs, disbursed in upto four equal quarterly installments.
The project must be sited in an urban area located within India.
The project should aim to create impact in one or more of the following focus areas:
- Urban Land, Legislation and Governance (Creating youth space & youth friendly cities)
- Urban Planning and Design (Training in governance & democracy)
- Urban Economy (Employment, job & business training)
- Urban Basic Services (Recycling, water, sewage and IT services)
- Access to Health Information and Facilities (Improving health status of urban youth)
- Housing and Slum Upgrading (Lobbying for access to affordable housing, training in construction)
- Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation (Life skills training & services for youth at Risk, drugs, alcohol & prostitution)
- Research and Capacity Development (Training, building networks & research)
Applicant organizations must be predominantly youth-led. We require that over half of the organisation’s board’s strength consist of members who are below the age of 32.
Applicant organizations must also be committed to gender equity by ensuring adequate representation on the board as well as the management structure.
Projects themselves must be led by coordinators who are below the age of 32.
Applicant organizations must be registered, possess 12A and 80G certification from the Income Tax departments, and operate a bank account in its own name. Applicants who do not possess these must apply jointly with a facilitating organization which does.