Youth to Youth Fund 2011

Youth to Youth Fund 2011

The Youth to Youth Fund, facilitated by the Youth Entrepreneurship Facility, is now accepting business proposals for 2011. Working in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, the Youth to Youth Fund “supports small-scale youth entrepreneurship development projects implemented by youth-led organizations.”

The way the Fund achieves this work is through a competitive grants program. The program aims to first identify potential entrepreneurs whose projects can improve peoples’ well-being. It then aims to provide the necessary support for these entrepreneurs to do their work. And if their work does well, the Fund assists in creating district-wide collaborations based on that work.

In 2011, the Youth-to-Youth Fund in Tanzania and Uganda will focus on Young Women’s Entrepreneurship Development. The objective of the Fund is to identify implementable project ideas that contribute specifically to the development of entrepreneurship and business opportunities for young women. In Kenya there is a Green Window for proposals that support the support the establishment or expansion of green enterprises or businesses.

Eligibility for the Fund is as follows:

  • Your project is an officially registered non-governmental, non-partisan, not-for-profit youth-led organization (funds can only be disbursed to legal entities).
  • The project manager of the proposed project must be a young person between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • Your project should be based in the area it targets.

Here are a few upcoming deadlines, though comprehensive information can be found on the Youth to Youth Fund website:

July 3, 2011: Deadline for receiving short proposals
July, 2011: Notification of semi-finalist proposals
September 2011: Notification of finalist proposals

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  1. RUTH ATIENO 8 years ago

    send us application form and funding criteria

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    AK 8 years ago

    Hi Ruth – all YtoY Fund resources, including applications for TZ, can be found here:

    Good luck, and let us know how we can help.

  3. Mulumba Mathias 8 years ago

    i have tried to send my application but it bounced over the weekend, advise me. I can see I am becoming late nowq!!!!!!!

  4. ak 8 years ago

    Mulumba – sorry to hear about that. Here is what contact information is provided in the information note:

    National Youth-to-Youth Fund Officer, Tanzania
    Telephone: (+255) (022) 219 6727
    Mobile: (+255) (0) 7874 32410
    Email: toroka (at) ilo (dot) org
    For proposals: yefafrica (at) ilo (dot) org

    Let us know if you have further trouble, and we’ll try and help where we can. All the best!

  5. akena jimmy isaac 8 years ago

    people have applied for youth to youth fund but they not getting their feed back, however how will they know that they have been selected for the on going process in the youth to youth fund

  6. ak 8 years ago

    @Akena: We’re trying to get in touch with the Youth to Youth Fund so that someone can hopefully answer questions right here through these comments.

    In the meantime, I think this month is the deadline for submitting full proposals (Aug 2011), and I believe participants’ business sites should have been visited last month (Jul 2011).

    I hope this timeline is helpful for you. Please do let us know if you need assistance with anything. All the best!

  7. .Im Sophy aged 23 yrs old.I need a fund / loan to improve my stationary

  8. ak 8 years ago

    @Sophy, I think the fund is for businesses, but you can def build a business idea from stationary. Did you manage to submit an application anyway to the Y2Y Fund? Keep us posted!

  9. kenn anot 7 years ago

    When should we start submitting our applications for considerations.Thanks
    Kenn Anot

  10. BUJO PAIGHT 7 years ago

    Helo, are you providing fund for the start-up businesses? and for this year when your going to start receiving proposals.

  11. ak 7 years ago

    @Kenn and @Bujo – From what I understand via e-mail from YEF Kenya, the 2011 round has just recently finished. They have not begun the 2012 round, but I will keep this space updated when we have more info on that. Thank you! BTW, you might find more resources here.

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