Deadline: August 6th, 2021.

The Advisory Council Juntanza Fund 2021 for to Youth-led Organizations

The Comic Relief US (CRUS) Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is launching a new fund, Juntanza, that provides grants to youth-led social change campaigns and programs in the United States, Colombia, Cambodia, Kenya, and Somalia. Juntanza means a union to help each other and achieve a common goal and originates from the practices of Afro-descendant communities in Colombia.

This call for proposals invites youth-led organizations and projects to apply for a grant to address the issues of hunger, education, and mental health while lifting up theintersections of racial and gender equity for young people in these target regions throughservice projects or advocacy.

Comic Relief US’s Youth Advisory Council is comprised of eight trail-blazing young leaders from across the US and around the world who work alongside our grantmaking team to inform the organization’s Red Nose Day grants portfolio.

Each Council Member receives a stipend, access to learning opportunities, training and mentorship, and the opportunity to co-develop a seed funding program for youth-led organizations. This new, participatory grantmaking strategy further enhances Comic Relief US’s commitment to innovative approaches to achieve the organization’s mission of a just world free from poverty.

Grant Amounts:

Geographic focus: United States, Cambodia, Colombia, Kenya, and Somalia


○ An annual budget (showing income and expenses)

○ An effective governance with an Advisory Council or Board of Directors

○ A demonstrated commitment to the safeguarding of children or child protection policy and vulnerable adults (see definition below)

○ A demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion


  1. Use the checklist on the application form to confirm that you’re a good fit for the Fund.
  2. Mark the deadline on your calendar: August 6th.
  3. Complete the application form.
  4. Selected Grant Recipients will be notified in mid-September.
  5. Funding will be provided to grant recipients within a month of signing the GrantAgreement or within a month of the start of their program.
  6. Project Start Dates are between October 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022.
  7. Plan to attend a mid-term focus group with your peers to talk about your progress.
  8. Plan to send a final report with photos telling the story of your work and what you accomplished during the grant period.

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the Juntanza Fund Youth Advisory Council Gran

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