We believe that young people are uniquely placed to become agents of change within their communities based on their valuable insights, influence and credibility.
The “Youth in the House!” exhibition and microgrant initiative supports youth-led organizations that advance housing and shelter solutions. We aim to:
• showcase youth-led projects and solutions to housing sector actors from across the region and • provide seed funding to initiatives that promote a more vibrant, inclusive and collaborative housing ecosystem in the respective geographies.
It seeks to recognize outstanding youth-led projects that help continue or expand on an existing initiative. These initiatives must demonstrate innovative and effective approaches to improving the awareness, knowledge, capacities of communities and homeowners to have a better housing.
Who can apply?
• The Youth Congress exhibit and microgrant initiative is open to applications from youth aged between 18 and 30 years old. • Proposals must be from youth-led organizations, individuals, or social enterprises operating in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. • Projects or initiatives must be developed and managed by youth for the benefit of the community where it operates.
What is the application process?
• Interested individuals or organizations may apply here. • The application deadline is Oct. 15, 2021. • In order to be considered complete and valid, the application package must be completed and submitted through the online application system.
What’s at stake?
• The Top 4 finalist-exhibitors will get a reserved space in the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum to showcase their youth-led solutions and to network with global actors, potential donors and investors. • The Top 4 finalist-exhibitors will get a chance to pitch for seed funding to scale, replicate, or expand their initiatives. • The initiative winner will receive a microgrant worth up to US$1,000