Call for Youth Innovation Fund for Youth-led organization

ICCCAD is launching the “Youth Innovation Fund” for the year 2024. Applications are welcome from youth-led and youth serving organizations who are working in field of climate change and environmental sustainability to improve the lives of climate vulnerable communities of Bangladesh.

What is the Youth Innovation Fund? 

Youth Innovation Fund is a small grant support to fund and sponsor a number of youths led and youth serving organizations who want to contribute in the field of climate change and development. The fund will be given under the project “Capacity strengthening of multi-actors to limit climate change impacts and enhance resilience”. For each of the themes of funding, ICCCAD is asking for the youth organisations to provide an innovative ideas or project that they wish to bring in reality.

What does the Fund offer?

The fund will offer an annual grant of 5,00,000 BDT for each grantee for about in total 5 grantee. In addition, the opportunity will provide –

  • Dedicated support from ICCCAD to identify your goals for strengthening your group and work together for the successful project/initiative/idea implementation
  • To connect, networking and learn with other fund grantees through digital technologies as well as a face-to-face convening

What is the Youth Innovation Fund looking to fund?

The youth innovation fund is looking for providing the fund to help the youth in catalyze their projects, in thematic area of-

Climate change including but not limited to a focus on

  • Climate Change adaptation and mitigation
  • Pollution & Waste Management
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Renewable energy
  • Loss and Damage
  • Women and Inclusion

Who can apply?

  • Individual youth working or motivated to work in field of climate change, adaptation and loss and damage
  • Are youth-led (where the leadership of the organization or group are young people aged under 30)
  • Are Youth focused organization
  • Are non-profit organizations or groups, including social enterprises


The Innovation Fund does not support:

  • Local offices, affiliates, or projects of large NGOs, INGOs, governments, or intergovernmental organizations
  • Affiliates of or projects of government agencies, schools or universities, or for-profit businesses
  • Efforts to support or oppose candidates for public office
  • Organization that, in policy or in practice, discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Organization that conducts or support violent activities or violate criminal law

What does the Youth Innovation Fund require from grantees?

  • Grantee partners will have to submit one narrative and financial report to ICCCAD after the project completion

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their proposals at this Link:


The deadline for application is 10th January 2024.

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