GYCAF Grant Guidelines
Fund Background and Objectives
Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030
Microgrants Funding Focus
Clean Energy: powering communities in need of light and energy.
Oceans: protecting marine life and mitigating climate catastrophes.
Capacity Building: empowering youth with entrepreneurship skills.
Green Stewardship: protecting biodiversity and influencing behavioral change.
Technology and Innovation: breakthroughs that solve climate-related problems.
Goal aligns with GYCAF vision of realizing youth projects in sustainability
Functionality and Relevance
Understand the audience and relevance of the project to the intended audience
Determine how the project addresses a problem that is not currently or sufficiently being addressed
Great financial awareness with a clear idea of the project finances to be sustainable (including a clear budget/needs table)
A clear understanding of how the team plans to meet the financial needs of the project
Understanding long-term financial implications of the project (if relevant)
Individuals who are motivated and committed to the project
Demonstrates cohesion and excellent group dynamics with a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities
Demonstrates clear impact with a focus on the community
Have a clear timeline for implementation of the project
Understand the key barriers to the successful deployment of the project and how the team plans on overcoming them
The GYCAF selection team will be made up of a diverse cohort of experienced youth leaders from around the world. Each committee member brings to the table different regional expertise, experience, and perspective, which will help the fund make the most impact and select projects that will make a meaningful difference.
We strongly believe in involving young people in the decision-making process, and it is for this reason, that a Youth Fund Committee has been set in place to actively participate in the grant selection process for the year 2022. For the year 2023/2024, we are in the process of confirming the Youth Fund Committee
The selection committee is made up of representatives from the five regions: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Each region has committee members and alternate committee members that will serve similar functions within their respective roles.