February 28, 2006

OPPORTUNITIES / GRANTS: Be the Change! Programme - Small Scale grants for Youth-led Projects

Be the Change! Programme
Small Scale grants for Youth-led Projects

Peace Child International has created the ?Be the Change!? Programme (BTC!) to support young people to get involved in local community action and development projects. Peace Child encourages young people to BE THE CHANGE they want to see in their communities and to make it possible we created a small scale grant programme for youth-led projects.
If you are below 25 years old and have a project that concentrates on the development of your community at a local level, take a deep look in the requirements for the grant programme and submit your proposal to Peace Child International.
The Be the Change! desk officers will guide and advise you to identify your own local issues, priorities and problems and also help you to provide your own solutions.
So, what kind of projects are we looking for?
- Projects that are genuinely youth-led: it cannot be a bunch of adults getting some young people to front their project so they can get money for it.
- It must benefit the community rather than an individual need: we do not accept applications for school fees or personal trips!
- Projects costing $500 - $1,000 with a detailed budget.
- Have two experienced and committed adults to mentor the project: following the principles of the co-management.
- Have measures of achievement (indicators) by which projects may be evaluated.
- It can be either income-generating (funds to start up a small business and creating jobs) or it can be non-income generating (for health, education, environmental clean-up or community improvement) social programmes which are of genuine and lasting community value.
If you fulfil these requisites make sure to download the application form on our website and send your proposals to the appropriate desk officer at Peace Child International before the deadline.
The deadline for applications to the Be the Change! Grants is on Friday March 31st. You will receive a confirmation when your proposal has been received. We look forward to hearing from you!
Peace Child International, BTC! Programme
The White House ? Buntingford, Herts.
United Kingdom, SG9 9AH
Fax: Int + (44) 176 327 4460
Tel: Int + (44) 176 327 4459

Chris Schuepp
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