Scaling strategy of the Youth Challenge Fund
This scaling-up strategy explores funding scenarios, as well as technical and financial partnership opportunities that can support the Youth Challenge Fund initiative.
The Youth Challenge Fund (YCF) is an inclusive, competitive, flexible and participatory fund targeting girls and youth-led groups (15-30) in West and Central Africa.
Initiated by Plan International West and Central Africa, the fund aims to strengthen girls and youth-led groups’ organisations, and support them in implementing innovative projects as well as community services that provide solutions to problems in their communities.
The YCF therefore provides financial and non-financial support to these young people who, through the actions they implement in their communities, become true agents of change, and inspire many other young people to actively contribute to the socio-economic development of their communities.
Applauded by youth organisations, the pilot phase of the #YouthChallengeFund has generated a great deal of excitement among the youth leadership community. Scaling up the YCF is therefore necessary to support more youth and transform more communities. To that end, the scaling-up strategy explores funding scenarios, as well as technical and financial partnership opportunities that can support the Youth Challenge Fund initiative.
Youth empowerment, Activism, girls’ leadership