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Urban Youth Fund
Detail: Urban based Youth-led organizations in developing countries who are working to improve the living conditions of their communities can now apply for financial assistance from UN-HABITAT. Opportunities Fund, as it is called, is designed to provide financial support of up to one million dollars per year to youth-led initiatives aimed at sustainable urbanization.

The Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development will give grants up to $5,000 and larger grants of $25,000 to organizations led by young people, aged 15-32 years. The Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development has been established with support from the Norwegian Government specifically to provide funds to youth-led community initiatives. UN HABITAT is seeking the support of other governments and institutions for the Fund.

The Fund is committed to support innovative youth-led projects in areas such as employment, education, environment, health and safety. Applications from organizations partnering with government agencies and the private sector are encouraged. Projects promoting gender equality are particularly welcome. Applications details are now available at www.unhabitat.org/opfund (http://e2ma.net/go/1919159726/1756711/65317716/goto:http://www.unhabitat.org/opfund
Source: http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?typeid=19&catid=531&cid=6329
Date: April 18 2009