Empowering the next generation
of water and climate leaders.

YWC is a place to help turn youth ideas into reality. We provide various learning tools and connect youth initiatives with funding and technical support.

How to receive funding for your initiative

We initiate calls for proposals every year and provide tools and guidelines for youth to build quality assured projects. Each call for proposals has thematic priorities in line with SDG6 and a predefined grant amount. The projects are classified by region, sustainable development goals and our four pillars. There are four main steps to submit your project to a call for proposals.
  • 1

    Find an idea that is in line with at least one of the 4 pillars of the White Paper.

  • 2

    Consult the learn section, complete your profile & fill the entire project form following steps.

  • 3

    Join the information sessions and ask for help from our support team when needed.

  • 4

    Submit your project on the platform.

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“The YWC platform is not only a springboard for initiatives of young people but also a meeting place of partners for the realization of these ideas. In short, the YWC platform is ideas, actions and experiences with and by young people.”

Flamay Ahiafor, Togo

Winner of the GWP project contest
with Climate Saturdays

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