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.

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  1. Saade Kachalla
    Saade Kachalla

    Thanks so much for this information .It will definitely assist our teaming youths to work in this area for overall development of our most backward society in Nigeria north east

    1. Ikhtiar Khaskhelly
      Ikhtiar Khaskhelly

      Good news for young people

  2. Kasule Ali
    Kasule Ali

    Thanks for the support, we as the youth under Uganda Water partnership chapter,we are interested in this financial support to help in building capacity and creation of awareness in water and climate issues among the youth.

  3. Desmond Alugnoa
    Desmond Alugnoa

    Great initiative by the YWC and partners. At the Green Africa Youth Organization in Ghana, we have the ‘Water4Edu’ project, we are happy to see this opportunity. Watch out


    happy to being here hope to make the best to help my community.

  5. Kule Elijah
    Kule Elijah

    This is promising for our environment conservation and climate change adaptation.

    Executive Director – BAWILHA


  6. Onzia Fortunate
    Onzia Fortunate

    This is great opportunity for the Youth to make a difference in their communities

  7. maggie

    A very good opportunity for youth to play part in the communities for development