Applications Invited for the Youth Climate Justice Fund Grant 2024

Applications Invited for the Youth Climate Justice Fund Grant 2024

Organization: Youth Climate Justice Fund (YCJF)

Apply By: 01 Jul 2024

Grant Amount: 20000 USD

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About the Organization

The Youth Climate Justice Fund aims to support climate justice young leaders with trust-based funding, resources, and youth-to-youth capacity development, enabling them to amplify their voices and to keep their vision and influence alive.

Collectively, we have the power to ignite meaningful change and build equitable and sustainable futures. Despite the challenges posed by the current crisis, youth climate justice organizers remain determined to challenge the status quo and push boundaries.

About the Grant

The Youth Climate Justice Fund provides core flexible funding to emerging youth climate justice groups. In 2023, we committed funding to 50+ groups globally with a total of $700,000 from 1,800 applications. Our 2024 Applications Call is now open! Eligible local and national groups can apply for grants of up to USD 20,000.

We specifically look for groups who are:

  • Cultivating diverse leadership rooted in fair and equitable climate action with community power.
  • Raising ambitions and commitments on climate & socio-environmental justice.
  • Holding policymakers accountable to their promises and strengthening community power.


  • Your group or collective is led by young people aged 35 years and below. In order to be eligible for a YCJF grant, the majority of your leadership must be young people or the individuals with decision making power should be aged 35 years and below.
  • Your group, network or collective is based in East Asia and Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, Europe and Central Asia, and North America.
  • Applicants from high-income countries should belong to a minority or underserved groups to be considered for funding. Groups that focus solely on international engagements without any community-based work are ineligible to apply.
  • You believe in and exhibit inclusive organizing, collective action and intersectional movement building.
  • Your group, network or collective is based in North America or Western Europe but is led by young people who are discriminated against and/or marginalized based on class, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, background, etc.
  • Non-partisan, non-violent, and legal movements.

How to Apply

  • Youth Climate Justice Fund opens the call: The call is open for 4 weeks, youth climate and environmental justice groups around the globe can apply. Non-English speaking groups are welcome to apply in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish or Swahili.
  • Applications are screened by the YCJF staff: Check that groups meet basic eligibility criteria and are aligned with YCJF values and principles.
  • Regional Committee review: Review of proposals per regional priorities and contacting groups to better understand their needs.
  • Steering Committee voting: Each Steering Committee member ranks groups based on the YCJF principles, values and key funding priorities.
  • Due diligence process: YCJF staff and Regional Leads reach out to the selected groups and support them to receive the funding.
  • Grants are awarded!: YCJF staff and Regional Leads work with partners to speed the process for groups to receive funding.
  • Join the YCJF community: Groups are invited to join the YCJF welcome call and to co-develop youth-to-youth capacity development resources.

Deadline: July 1st, 23:59 UTC

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