2020 Peace First Rapid Response Grants to Address COVID-19.
As you know, the WHO has declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, and has recommended communities take social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Globally, COVID-19 is more than a public health challenge — it has laid bare the consequences of persistent systemic inequality for all to see, and is threatening our social fabric, mental health, trust in institutions, and the economic security of billions of people.
Peace First is a global organization that helps young people change the world, right now. We support young people ages 13-25 to lead projects that address injustice in their communities through social action. You can learn more about our work at www.peacefirst.org.
They are launching a rapid response coaching and grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated. Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world.
– You must be between the ages of 13-25 to apply.
– You may apply as an individual or a team.
– Your project should address the secondary effects of COVID-19 (i.e. mental health, educational disruption, food insecurity, economic insecurity, supply shortages, etc).
– Young people from any region are welcome to apply.
– Your project should be specific and time-bound, and you should be able to complete the main goals of your project within 3 months.
They are offering mini-grants of up to $250, mentorship, and project support to young people leading initiatives to address secondary effects of COVID-19 in their communities.
You will complete the below application, including:
-Brief information about yourself
-A description of the INJUSTICE you want to solve
-A COMPASSIONATE INSIGHT (a brief theory of change describing the project you hope to lead)
-A PLAN detailing the steps you plan to take to carry out your project and a MINI-GRANT request of up to $250 US
-A brief section to determine your eligibility
You will also create a user profile on https://www.peacefirst.org/user/register.