Individual Project Grants in the field of youth work

Sector: Youth
Type: Grant
Location: Ukraine and online
Deadline: 10 November 2021 at 15:00 Kyiv time
Organiser: House of Europe

This grant offers up to EUR 4,000 on your personal project in the field of youth work with the involvement of the EU or the UK. Make use of it to carry out the project you have been cherishing for a long time. 

We will support you in collecting the best practices of youth work inspired by EU and UK experts in one podcast or joining an online networking event for youth workers from all over Europe to meet new partners. These are only a few examples out of thousands of initiatives that can be your personal project. 

Study the application guidelines carefully and apply: we are waiting for your inspirational projects. Learn about the pitfalls and ask your question to the grant manager — join the live stream of Facebook on Thursday 21 October at 16.00.

What is a personal project?
  • A project to become a professional challenge for you. You should get the experience of project management, new skills and acquaintances. 
  • A brand-new project. Not one of the everyday tasks you work on.
  • A project involving the EU or the UK. You can both learn from European colleagues and present them your ideas. 
  • A project with the focus on experience, not profit. You will not get a fee for your work, but you will get a chance to carry out your dream project or advance your skills. 
  • A project that drives you. A course, internship, networking, launch of a new project led and thousands of other initiatives. 

You can check the list of personal projects that we have already supported for some inspiration. 

What topic can I choose for my project?
You can choose any topic you find fascinating and relevant for Ukraine, but we are most excited about projects that address the following:
  • Network development between leaders of youth sector in Ukraine and the EU
  • Development of new opportunities of youth exchange between Ukraine and the EU
  • Capacity building of youth non-profit organisations
  • Inclusion in youth sector
Can I apply?
This opportunity is for you if you are:
  • A manager or employee of youth centre, youth non-profit organisation, hub, or clusters
  • A youth worker of the united territorial community, regional, district or municipal state organisation
What do I need to apply?
  • An engaging and thought-out project
  • CV
  • A budget of the project drafted in our form 
  • A private entrepreneur status or a partner — an organisation that can receive grant support and will assume the legal issues
  • Proof that your partner organisation from the EU or UK is ready to collaborate. You can provide it later. 
How do I apply?
Apply via our online platform. Before applying, carefully read the application guidelines to find out more about the format of the project, the involvement of an expert or an organisation from the EU and the hints that will help you win the grant. 
Good to know
  • Due to the pandemic, you can only interact with the EU remotely. Please opt for online events, as we will not be able to fund you travelling to the EU to visit your peers or visa versa.
  • Only individually-led projects are eligible, group applications are not.
  • You cannot profit from the project. You also cannot contract the organisation you work at. 
  • You will have up to five months to implement the project. All the planning, implementation, and reporting should be done in February-June 2022. 
  • You must be at least 18 years of age. There are no other limitations as to age. 
  • You must be a citizen of Ukraine, who currently resides in Ukraine.
  • Grant recipients of the House of Europe mobility grant are not eligible for funding by the Individual Project Grant.

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