European Youth Foundation

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The European Youth Foundation (EYF) was set up in 1972 by the Council of Europe to provide grants for European youth activities. The Fund aims to encourage youth activities that promote understanding, co-operation and peace among young people in Europe.

Financial support is given to non-governmental youth organisations or networks involved in youth work and operating in a signatory state of the European Cultural Convention. The following types of organisations and/or networks are eligible:

  • International youth NGOs
  • International network of youth NGOs
  • Regional network of youth NGOs
  • National youth NGOs
  • Local youth NGOs

There are two deadlines each year: 1 April for international activities and work plans; 1 October for international activities, work plans and structural grants. Local youth NGOs can apply for pilot activities throughout the year. 

Applications are submitted online. There is guidance on how to apply online if you are not already registered or if you are already registered.

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