REQUEST FOR CONCEPT PAPERS (RFCP) CEP-YESG-03 - Youth Engagement Support (YES) Grants
The USAID Civic Engagement Project in Macedonia invites youth civil society organizations (CSO)
in Macedonia and non-registered youth groups
to submit Concept Papers for Youth Engagement Support (YES) grants.
The Civic Engagement Project (CEP) is a five year USAID-funded program that contributes to achieve two objectives: (1) strengthened influence of CSOs on policies and programs related to priority issues of citizen concern; and (2) increased and sustained youth engagement in public life in Macedonia. The YES grants will be managed by the Association for Democratic Initiatives (ADI).
The aim of YES grants is to support initiatives by youth CSOs and non-registered youth groups that focus on the following priority issues:
(i) educating young men and women about their rights;
(ii) supporting young men and women to engage meaningfully and effectively in existing mechanisms for youth participation in public life and government decision-making (including, but not limited to youth CSOs and groups, Youth and CSO Support Centers, municipal Youth Councils, municipal Youth Policies, etc.);
(iii) building the capacity and skills of young men and women to become informed, active, and engaged citizens that actively participate in public life;
(iv) devising creative solutions that enable young men and women to constructively engage with public institutions at the central and local government level regarding issues of priority concern for youth or the community at large; and
(v) providing opportunities for youth to give back to communities and society, and focus on priority socio-economic, educational, cultural and/or environmental issues that might impact their lives.
CEP plans to award up to 8 (eight) grants resulting from this RfCP. The maximum grant award for each proposal is 15,000 USD, and for projects that may last up to 12 (twelve) months and minimum 9 (nine) months.
Attached to this mail you may find Request for Concept Papers, the Concept Paper Application Form, and the Budget Template and the Checklist.
Or to download the full Request for Concept Papers, the Concept Paper Application Form, and the Budget Template for this call, please go to www.adimacedonia.org
or write to Mr. Nino Sotirovski at firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING CONCEPT PAPERS: 13:00, NOVEMBER 24, 2017