PAI is seeking applications for “YOUAccess Fund” which supports youth-led organizations to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global South. Adolescent and youth participation is critical to improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes and realizing global initiatives such as Family Planning 2020 (FP2020)—in particular, goals and commitments that relate specifically to adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH).
To support the achievement of FP2020 country commitments, PAI will support youth-led organizations to hold their governments accountable for youth- and adolescent-related FP2020 commitments.
YOUAccess, a multiple donor fund, provides flexible funding that allows for risk-taking and a platform for youth and adolescent ownership of projects. Grant awardees contribute to building sexual and reproductive health and rights champions among policymakers, leaders, organizations, and individuals at national, district, and community levels. The fund offers an opportunity for innovative project development, knowledge sharing, and evidence-building to meet youth contraceptive needs.
- Each grant will be a maximum of $5,000 USD and be awarded in September 2018 for a grant period of three months.
- Grants will be awarded to youth-led organizations or coalitions in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Nepal.
- Funding for three months will be provided to selected organizations to complete an analysis identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the area of youth and adolescent family planning in their countries to hold their governments accountable for youth- and adolescent-related FP2020 commitments.
- The grant will support organizations to create a one-year plan that identifies activities and milestones leading to policy advocacy that is locally driven and strategic.
- Following the initial three-month period, organizations will be invited to submit the one-year plan to be funded by PAI.
- Youth-led organizations or coalitions in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Nepal. Organizations that are not youth led but that have youth and adolescent work that is led by a youth or adolescent employee will also be considered.
- Leaders of the organization or project managers must be under 30 years old.
- Demonstrated institutional commitment to youth access to and use of contraception.
- Current or past projects relevant to youth family planning policy or funding advocacy.
- Dedicated bank account in organization’s name to receive funds, or a fiscal sponsor that meets this criterion.
Eligible Country: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Nepal
For more information, please visit YOUAccess Fund.