Nigeria Youth Futures Fund 2023/24: Calling All Young Leaders
NYFF Grant 2023 – Help for Nigeria’s Youth Projects
Amount: $1000 to $50,000
The Nigeria Youth Futures Fund (NYFF) is looking for people and groups who have ideas for projects to help young people in Nigeria in 2023/24. They want to make the lives of young people better and are giving money to those who have good plans.
What is NYFF?
NYFF is like a big team made by LEAP Africa, MacArthur Foundation, and Ford Foundation. They all came together to help young leaders in Nigeria. They have three main ways to do this:
- Future Ideas Group: This group talks about what young people think and want for the future of Nigeria.
- Young Leaders Program: This is like a school where young leaders learn and grow. They also give money to young people who have good ideas.
- Online Talking and Sharing: NYFF uses the internet to let young Nigerians talk about what they want for their country with the hashtag #theNigeriaWeWant.
What Kind of Projects?
The Youth Leadership Fund, highlighted on Voice of Nigeria, will focus on specific main topics. These topics stem from the desires expressed by young individuals during the NYFF’s planning. There’s a report titled “Nigeria We Want” on our site that you can delve into. If you’re considering applying to the fund, ensure your project aligns with these core topics and has the potential to enact positive change in your community
Main Project Ideas:
Projects that help people:
- Take part in their country and become leaders.
- Make better rules and decisions for everyone.
- Make sure everyone is honest and does the right thing.
Fixing Big Problems:
- Help people get along and stop fighting.
- Make sure everyone is treated fairly.
- Teach everyone to love their country and each other.
Using Fun Ways to Share
NYFF likes when people use fun ways like music, movies, art, and computers to share their ideas. If you and your friends have a project together, you can all ask for money from NYFF as one group.
Young people are important for Nigeria’s future. NYFF’s money for 2023/24 is a chance for them to show their ideas and make Nigeria better. If you’re young and have an idea, this is your time.
Let’s make a better Nigeria together. Join #theNigeriaWeWant
NYFF Grant Structure: Investing in the Youth
Here’s how the NYFF structures its grants:
|S/N||Grant Category||Max. Amount ($)||Target Beneficiaries||Description|
|1||Small||1,000||60 Individuals||Initiatives by young activists|
|2||Development||10,000||64 Organizations||Youth-led/focused grassroots projects|
|3||Catalyst||50,000||6 Youth hubs||Regional youth-focused hubs|
Eligibility: Who Can Apply?
- Must be a youth activist (15-35 years) with a track record in youth development.
- Display knowledge in strategic planning, project management, and execution.
- Exhibit honesty, integrity, and teamwork/community skills.
- Must have valid identification or affiliation to an institution.
- Provide references from two reputable persons.
- Must be registered with Nigeria’s corporate affairs commission or authorized state/local bodies (proof required).
- Must have a physical address and a well-maintained corporate account.
- Openness to collaborate with other youth and the NYFF community.
- Showcase good antecedents and a proven track record.
- Submit references from two reputable persons.
- Catalyst grant applicants need to have significant regional presence and influence.
Application Process: Seize the Opportunity
Eager to be a part of this transformative journey? Follow these steps:
- Initial Application: Complete the pre-application questions.
- Proposal Submission: Submit a concept note (max. 3000 words). Your proposal should detail:
- Section A: Background, identified challenges, proposed initiatives, and scope.
- Section B: A robust Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
- Section C: Project plan, including activities, timeline, and budget.
- Documentation: Provide relevant identification.
- Individuals: NIN certificate or its equivalent.
- Organizations: Registration docs, organizational profile, past recognitions, and other credentials.
- Referee Details: List out details for your two referees.
Determined, passionate, and ready to make a mark? Visit NYFF now and apply!
With such incredible opportunities at their fingertips, Nigerian youths can indeed script the future of #theNigeriaWeWant. The NYFF isn’t just a grant; it’s a chance to revolutionize Nigeria’s tomorrows.