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Future Bora Initiative: Supporting Transformational Organisations that Expand Economic Opportunities for Vulnerable Youth – Kenya
December 15, 2020
Deadline: 15 December 2020
Future Bora is an initiative of the Government of Kenya under the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP). The initiative aims to expand economic opportunities for these vulnerable and under-served Kenyan youth by supporting transformational organisations that have interventions that are tailored to the local and highly specific needs of these youth groups.
- Grant Funding: Grant funding of KSH 40 million for each of the three winning organisations disbursed in tranches
- Capacity-building: Advisory and mentoring support for scale and growth
- Visibility: Opportunity to show your intervention and gain visibility
- The challenge is seeking organisations that match the following criteria:
- The organisation must be registered in Kenya.
- All types of organisations (for-profit, not-for-profit), except state-owned enterprises and public institutions, are eligible to apply for the challenge.
- The organisation should have been operational for at least three years as of 1st September 2020 (applicants will be required to submit audited financial statements for the last three years).
- The intervention/solution submitted by the organisation must be unique and innovative in solving unemployment issues faced by the most vulnerable and under-served Kenyan youth.
- At least 80% of the beneficiaries of the proposed intervention should be between the age of 18 and 29 years.
- The organisation should be working with:
- Orphans: Youths (18-29 years) bereft through death or abandoned by both their parents while they were children
- Persons with disability: Youths (18-29 years) with a physical, sensory, mental, or other impairment, including any visual, hearing, learning, or physical incapability, which adversely impacts their social, economic, or environmental participation
- ?Single mothers: Young mothers (18-29 years) who have a dependent child or dependent children and who are widowed, divorced, or unmarried
- Youths affected by conflict: Youths (18-29 years) whose lives have been adversely affected by conflict, such as inter-community conflicts, land disputes, pastoral / cattle rustling, terrorism and violence
- Street youths: Youths (18-29 years) for whom the street has become their habitual abode and who live outside of key societal institutions, such as the family, education and other statutory services; who do not have any formal sources of support and are dependent upon informal support networks
- Youths from vulnerable and marginalised communities: Youths (18-29 years) from vulnerable and marginalised communities as defined by the Government of Kenya