Youth Climate Council Ghana (YCC Ghana) Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative 2022

Youth Climate Council Ghana (YCC Ghana) Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative 2022

Deadline: May 27, 2022

Applications are open for the Youth Climate Council – Ghana (YCC Ghana) Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative 2022. The YCC Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative (ASFI) aims to provide micro-grants and technical support for young climate advocates leading innovative advocacy actions on climate change in their local communities.

The objectives of the Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative are:

  • To support new and strengthen existing advocacy initiatives led by young people who have proven experience on climate change impacts in Ghana.
  • To support young people using advocacy campaigns to drive change in their respective communities by providing them with capacity building, seed fund, visibility and sustainability.
  • To identify best advocacy initiatives and document how youth-leadership is driving climate action across Ghana with innovative policy incidence ideas.


  • Selected applicants will be provided with comprehensive capacity-development training sessions aimed at strengthening their effectiveness for their work.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a virtual ceremony that will serve to increase their visibility, raise awareness about the initiative, and announce the winners of the ASFI.


Applying individuals/youth organisations must:

  • Be within the ages of 15 to 29 years at the time of application.
  • Be a youth-led/youth/young women-led/ women focused organisation/ youth working with persons with disabilities.
  • Be a registered member of the Youth Climate Council Ghana (You can sign up here).
  • Have a clearly defined advocacy initiative.
  • Have an advocacy initiative which can be delivered in 3 months.
  • Have an advocacy project that falls within the ASFI thematic categories.
  • Be directly responsible for the implementation of the proposed activities.

Submitted advocacy projects must:

  • Reference the different policy frameworks governing the thematic topics. (E.g. “NCCP, Ghana NDC, NAP, RE Act/ RE Masterplan, the SDGs, Biodiversity Targets”, etc.).
  • Contribute to promoting youth participation in policy governance around the priority areas identified and fostering youth inclusion.
  • Be committed to diversity, equity and inclusion objectives when engaging with target groups.
  • Be led by a young person or a young person from a youth organisation from the start of the project.

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation criteria include the assessment of:

  • Relevance (30 points)
  • Quality (30 points)
  • Impact (30 points)
  • Application (10 points)


Applications must be submitted using the online forms in English. Paper and handwritten submissions are not accepted.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit YCC Ghana.