Under the Doha Declaration Global Programme's initiative on youth crime prevention, UNODC has launched a small grants scheme in Kyrgyzstan to support national Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) active in the field of youth development. Specifically, UNODC is looking to engage CSOs that use sport as a vehicle to work with youth in marginalized communities who are at-risk of being involved in crime, violence or drug use.
The grants - which will range from US$10,000 to US$20,000- will support initiatives that aim to raise awareness on the benefits of sport for the prevention of crime, violence and drug use among youth through sports, community mobilization and sensitization activities. In doing so, initiatives that seek to empower youth to disseminate anti-crime and violence messages will be encouraged.
This call for proposals in Kyrgyzstan follows similar calls for CSOs working with youth in marginalized communities in Brazil and in South Africa where the UNODC initiative for youth crime prevention through sport is piloted.
Applications are open until 29 August 2018. Further details on how to apply can be found here.