Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
Applications for 2023 have now closed!
The Local Solutions Awarded Funding
Thank you! Since our launch for our call for applications, we have been overwhelmed with the response for youth-led Local Solutions to the impacts of the covid-19 pandemic.
To date GYM has invested:
- Over $5 million
- In 6 cycles of funding
- In 654 projects
- In over 125 countries
We would like to continue to invite individual young people, informal groups and youth-led grassroots organizations to stay engaged with us about your ideas and how you are addressing the challenges that effect young people globally.
About Local Solutions
Youth-led solutions to the pandemic recovery are at the heart of the Global Youth Mobilization. It is essential that structures are put in place to harness the surge of youth-led activism, creative solutions, passion and commitment seen since the start of the pandemic. This is why we invested funding, through a unique and world-first open call to young people, regardless of background or location, to submit their solutions to the health and societal COVID-19 challenges in their communities
Local Solutions applications were assessed by our youth panelists, with funding awarded in 4 tiers, from $500 through to $5,000 to cover projects working on various thematic areas of work.
The Local Solutions platform is powered by Salesforce.org. The Global Youth Mobilization is grateful for their generous support.
POWERING CHANGE THROUGH LOCAL SOLUTIONS
Learn more about the projects and young people who have been making positive change helping their peers and communities during COVID-19.
Over 6 cycles of funding we have supported youth-led solutions that cover a wide range of issues that have been impacted by the pandemic, including:
COVID-19 prevention/protection measures and vaccination
Addressing the impact of education disruption
Improving mental or physical health
Providing access to the internet and/or digital innovation
Empowering young people to lead in their community
Combating the impact of domestic violence and gender-based violence
Other – projects that defined a link to the negative impact of the pandemic on young people
The application platform was designed to be accessible to all young people, with online and offline forms available and accessible in six languages. Simple, easy to complete forms including video uploads were utilized to ensure that the application process was as user-friendly as possible.