The EU Youth Empowerment Fund is a flagship of the EU’s Youth Action Plan. It will provide direct financial support to youth-led initiatives around the world. Global in its reach but focused on local solutions, the EU Youth Empowerment Fund has been co-designed with young people to provide easier, youth-friendly access to finance. It is implemented via the Global Youth Mobilization, a grassroots movement of the Big Six that invests in and empowers young people to lead solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

The EU Youth Empowerment Fund through the Global Youth Mobilization will make low-barrier funding accessible for young people at the grassroots level, minimising “red tape” and creating opportunities relevant to the needs and priorities of young people, including vulnerable, marginalised and underrepresented populations. The Youth Empowerment Fund will focus on youth-led decision-making and solutions related to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals at a local level, with a particular focus on environment, climate change and gender equality,

The Fund will support mentoring and coaching opportunity.


  • Individual Young People and Informal Groups: €500 to €1,500
  • Registered Youth Organizations: €3,000 to €5,000


Young people aged 14 to 30 from eligible countries are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

Selection Process

The selection process will involve Youth panellists who will review, score, and discuss applications in panel meetings. The Youth Panel is composed of diverse young individuals from around the world who have experience in social projects and understand the challenges and needs of youth-led initiatives. Applicants will be notified within 2 months if their project is selected and will be asked to sign a grant agreement and submit their banking information. Unsuccessful applicants will receive recommendations on areas for improvement by email to help strengthen their future submissions.

Method of Application

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Applications are open from June 27 until July 21, and young people from eligible countries are encouraged to apply. The application process is straightforward and accessible, with forms available online and in multiple languages.

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Application Deadline: July 21, 2024.