UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund - 2011

UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund - 2011

The United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT) has launched the third round of funding for the UN-HABITAT Urban Youth. The Fund has been established with the support of the Government of Norway.


It provides grants up to USD 25,000 to youth-led projects piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter and secure tenure.


The Urban Youth Fund aims to assist youth-led organizations to develop and implement projects that will contribute to sustainable urbanization in the developing world. The fund further aims to document best practices from successful youth-led projects, and create greater awareness of the need for youth mainstreaming in development policies and strategies.


The Urban Youth Fund has an annual budget of USD 1 million allocated for grants to youth-led projects in the developing world. Grassroots initiatives and projects are eligible for grants up USD 25,000.



1.     Youth-led organizations (aged 15-32 years old).


2.     Legally registered with relevant national, regional or local authority. Non-profit, non-governmental organization.


3.     NGOs should be from developing countries: registered in Africa, Latin-America and Caribbean, Asia, Oceania


4.     NGO should have girls and young women in decision-making at all levels of the organization


5.     a valid bank account in the name of the NGO


6.     NGO cannot be affiliated with political parties, or be a religious evangelization organization



* Your project must contribute to sustainable urban development within one of the following areas:

a.      Promoting youth participation in urban governance;

b.     Piloting innovative approaches to adequate shelter and secure tenure for youth;

c.      Promoting entrepreneurship and employment for youth;

d.     Supporting the development of youth networks on sustainable urban development


* Projects must be implemented within a city or town with more than 10,000 inhabitants


* Projects must target disadvantaged youth with fewer opportunities, especially those living in urban slums.


* Projects must include girls and young women among targeted beneficiaries.


* The project should not start before January 2012, and last for 7-12 month.



[1] Register online here:


[2] fill out the online application form (in English, French or Spanish)


[3] Cover letter (signed and stamped by your organization) 


April 15, 2011 (12.00 p.m. GMT)


For more info email to:



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