Grants for Youth Mental Health in East Africa and Southern Africa
IREX and Youth Excel seeks concepts to strengthen youth mental health for marginalized, key or vulnerable youth across East and Southern Africa.
This grant competition will fund youth-led and youth-serving organizations who are addressing youth mental health and psychosocial support and wellness.
However, the grant competition will not directly fund clinical services and treatments.
- Programs to support youth well-being;
- Raising awareness of mental health issues;
- Tackling stigma around youth mental health;
- Non-medical youth support services;
- Training for non-medical service providers such as youth workers,
- Teachers, to support youth during or after traumatic events;
- Access to services,
- Particularly for marginalized youth; and programs to help families and communities support youth well-being,
- Promote positive mental health, and
- Identify youth who may need additional support.Grants for Youth Mental Health in East Africa and Southern Africa – Youth Excel will Fund Either of the Following:
- Your organization has a project or program model that addresses youth mental health and/or psychosocial support. Youth Excel funding will enable you to implement this program and conduct research and learning activities as you implement to make your program better.
- Your organization is currently implementing a project or program that addresses youth mental health and psychosocial support from another donor. Youth Excel funding will enable you to add research and learning activities to your existing program to make the program better.
- Youth Excel is interested in funding local youth-led and youth-serving organizations to better understand and address youth priorities for this problem in this region.Grants for Youth Mental Health in East Africa and Southern Africa – Funding Information
- Amount: USD $25,000 – $75,000. Applicants can propose the amount required for project implementation within this range. Cost share is not required.
- Start: October/November 2021
- Length: 6 – 12 months. Applicants can propose the time required for project implementation within this range.Grants for Youth Mental Health in East Africa and Southern Africa – Eligibility Criteria
Youth Excel will fund either of the following:
- Local youth-led and youth-serving organizations who meet the minimum criteria and share Youth Excel’s objectives are eligible to apply.
- Organizations led by or serving marginalized groups, which may include age, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other identities, are encouraged to apply.
- The grant competition is not restricted to certain technical sectors or to research organizations.Eligible countries: Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.