Youth Climate Council of 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 to young climate advocates taking action advocacy on climate change in their local communities.

The objectives of the Advocacy Seed Funding Initiative are:

  • Support new and strengthen existing advocacy initiatives led by young people who have proven experience on the impacts of climate change in Ghana.
  • Support young people using advocacy campaigns to drive change in their respective communities by providing them with capacity building, seed funding, visibility and sustainability.
  • Identifying the best advocacy initiatives and documenting how youth leadership is driving climate action across Ghana with innovative policy impact ideas.


  • Selected candidates will benefit from comprehensive capacity development training sessions aimed at enhancing their effectiveness in their work.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a virtual ceremony that will serve to increase their visibility, raise awareness of the initiative and announce the ASFI winners.


Applicant youth individuals/organisations must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 29 at the time of application.
  • To be a youth-led/youth-led/young women/women-focused/youth organization working with people with disabilities.
  • Be a registered member of the Youth Climate Council Ghana (you can register here).
  • Have a clearly defined advocacy initiative.
  • Have an advocacy initiative that can be delivered in 3 months.
  • Have an advocacy project that falls under the ASFI thematic categories.
  • Be directly responsible for the implementation of the proposed activities.

Advocacy projects submitted must:

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

Evaluation criteria

The evaluation criteria include the evaluation of:

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


Applications should 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.


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