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Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build 2016 (HYLB) brings together youth from across Asia-Pacific to support families in need of decent housing. Young people volunteer, fundraise and speak out for the need for decent homes as a way out of poverty and toward self-sustainability. This year, at least 1 million Habitat supporters from 15 countries and one special administrative region in Asia-Pacific are expected to play a part, take the lead and share through their social networks, to raise awareness and funds to fight poverty housing in the Asia-Pacific region. For the first time, HYLB 2016 will launch an Advocacy Grant Application.

Advocacy is one of the key programs HYLB 2016 will implement in alignment with Habitat for Humanity’s global advocacy campaign, Solid Ground. The program is requesting proposals from youth groups and organizations to apply for grants to support the implementation of advocacy activities. It aims to inspire and support young people’s advocacy efforts on decent and safe housing during the HYLB campaign period.

Apart from directly constructing houses, Habitat for Humanity believes that policies, practices and attitudes affect efforts on fulfilling requirements for adequate housing. Habitat also believes that young are equally affected, that they too have ideas and suggestions to offer to decision makers on making housing more affordable and accessible. Through this initiative therefore, young people will be encouraged and supported to share their ideas, play their part and lead in advocating for decent and safe shelters. These ideas can be presented in various forms and will be presented to policy/decision makers.

Based on their own contexts and activities under, this advocacy grant would therefore cover a wider range of areas such as messages on social media, production of advocacy materials, and implementation of innovative ideas. In essence, the aims are to:

  • Incentivize youth organization/groups to undertake advocacy activities during HYLB by offering an advocacy micro grant of US$250.00.
  • Motivate young people to be advocates of housing issues, leveraging their HYLB participation to strengthen Habitat for Humanity’s advocacy activities.
  • Encourage young people to raise public awareness on housing issues they face and offer possible solutions how to address the challenges through change of system, policies or procedure.
  • Provide a platform for young people to influence housing policies through various means.

In order to facilitate easy, consistent and relevant actions, some sample messages from the HYLB Advocacy Toolkit will be available for applicants to use, please click here. Other support will be in fine tuning and finalizing the concepts and activities. Feel free to contact the Habitat national offices in your country if you need support or help in your application.

Eligibility:

Individual campaigns and initiatives will occur on many different levels. The intention is not to prescribe activities what young people can come up with, but rather to provide them with a platform. The grant is applicable to youth organization and groups. Habitat for Humanity national organizations can facilitate and encourage local youth organizations, Campus Chapters and schools to apply, and help develop the advocacy project.

Benefits:

We aim to support at least 40 innovative advocacy projects with a grant amount of $250 per accepted application. The grant amount will be used to implement the proposed activity.

Project Submission Process:

Procedure Youth groups and organization applying for the grant must completely fill-out the grant application form. Download the application form here

To apply, please send your proposal to [email protected] or [email protected]. Deadline of application is on 15 Feb 2016, 6:00pm Manila time.

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Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build 2016 (HYLB) brings together youth from across Asia-Pacific to support families in need of decent housing. Young people volunteer, fundraise and speak out for the need for decent homes as a way out of poverty and toward self-sustainability. This year, at least 1...
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