For grassroots youth groups, the process of applying to grants is tedious and often inaccessible. Making small, low-barrier and accessible grants is vital to encourage youth leadership and get community-based projects off the ground.
TakingITGlobal has been providing micro grants to youth-led projects for almost 20 years — here’s what they’ve learned
Youth are inheriting complex and urgent problems, yet they say they need holistic support if they are to contribute to solutions. It’s vital to give youth agency to act on their ideas and solutions from a young age, TakingITGlobal argues, to encourage them to continue being actively involved in global and local issues.