Call for Proposals: Be Bold. Be Creative. Get Support.


The Youth for Water and Climate #YWC Platform is looking for youth-led projects! Deadline to submit: 16 October 2018.

This call for proposals has been designed to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation. It is made possible thanks to the International Secretariat for Water and the contribution of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and will enable youth from around the world to access financial support to help implement innovative and creative water and climate projects.

How to apply

To apply, fill out the project template, then visit the Submit a Project section of the YWC website to submit your project online (don’t forget to upload your filled out project template in Word under “Project Brief Upload” in the online submission form). Follow the Submit a project steps!

The call is open from 18 September to 16 October 2018. All project submissions received in that period will be admissible.

If you have trouble submitting your project online, please send your project file using the project template to:

Prize & Incentives

The selected projects will receive financial support of up to 3500 euros each. These projects will be featured on the YWC platform where they will be able to interact with other supporters, including technical experts, that can help them scale up their projects. In addition, every selected project will be featured in YWC outreach activities in the following months, including through a project poster showcase during COP24.

Activities and timeline

Submission deadline: 16 October 2018.
Announcement of the results to the project leaders: 9 November – 2 December 2018.
Showcase of winning projects: COP24 – December 2018

View the full details of the call here.

Download the project template here.

Contact the YWC Secretariat at 

FRANÇAIS >> Pour les francophones: vous trouverez les détails et les documents nécessaires pour l’appel à projets sur ce lien

ESPAÑOL>> Para enviar su proyecto en español, ¡aquí está el documento que detalla la concurso de proyectos y el formulario para presentar su proyecto!


This call for proposals is made possible thanks to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.