Welcome to the 2019 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Small Grants Program application!
The 2019 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Small Grants Program is a seed grant competition for young leaders throughout the Independent Pacific states, Australia, New Zealand, French Pacific Territories, and American-Affiliated Pacific. The competition provides funding for the region’s most promising young leaders to carry out projects that improve their communities, countries and the region.
All projects are eligible for up to $10,000 in funding and must address at least one of the four core YPL Themes of Education, Environment and Resource Management, Civic Leadership, or Economic and Social Development. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you only apply for the ammount of funding your project needs during the timeframe of the program.
Teams will be selected to receive a small grant to implement a project in one or more of the YPL countries. Projects that involve more than one country are encouraged. Each applicant team must designate a Project Leader, Project Treasurer, and Project Secretary.
Description of Roles:
This person is the overall head of the implementation of the project, and will delineate responsibilities to other participants. The project leader leads the discussion about how the project is implemented, and must be committed to regular communication with the rest of the team and the funder.
This person will handle the finances of the program. Funds will be distributed in three separate intervals at percentages of 60% (beginning) 35% (middle) and 5% (end). This person should be trustworthy, organized and have a bank account to receive the funds. And, this person will need to keep all receipts, and detail the expenses paid for with small grant funds.
This person who will compile monthly reports and updates on the project. The project secretary will handle other communications and social media, and must be organized. Failure to provide up-to-date information about the status of a project could result in loss of funding.
- At least one team member must be a former YPL Conference Attendee;
- All core team members must be between ages of 20-35;
- Projects must address at least one of the four YPL themes;
- U.S. Citizens must demonstrate that their project is regionally focused outside of the United States, be part of a cross-country team, or provide an exchange element.
- The core project team members (Project Leader, Treasurer, Secretary) will be required to attend a kickoff workshop in June 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand, and the Project Leader will be required to attend a debriefing seminar in January 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand.
- All projects should demonstrate a program timeframe matching the YPL Small Grants implementation period, which will begin following the kickoff workshop and go through December 2019.
Please complete all requested information, including uploading all requested documents about your proposed project.
For additional assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: Apr, 18 2019 (New Zealand Time, GMT+12)