The purpose of the Youth Action Fund is to identify, inspire, and support small groups of dedicated young people who can mobilize and influence large numbers of their peers to promote open society ideals. The Open Society Foundations created this fund as a flexible way to provide small grants and other support to encourage progressive, youth-driven initiatives that are aligned with the Foundations’ mission.
Youth Action Fund Uganda focuses on progressive youth-driven initiatives. The program will provide grants to young people leading innovative public interest projects that address critical issues in their communities and to young people who are engaging in broader public interest projects that aim to transform society.
be Ugandan legal resident;
be between the ages of 18-25;
have completed a secondary school education;
have a proven track record of engagement in public service or community based work;
include a letter of recommendation from an authority in the area of the project to be undertaken.
Travel grants or fees for individuals to attend conferences, workshops, etc.
Additional degrees, courses, or certificates for an individual
Organizations or adults applying for grants on behalf of youth