Donor base: Bahrain
Application procedure: Online Application
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Annual number of calls: Up to 10

Financial details

Donor size: Small - up to $500,000
Funding instruments: Grants, Other
Annual funding volume: Up to $500,000
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Other

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) About

The King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award comes as an initiative from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as the first award of its kind that is open to all member states. This initiative aims to empower young people and give them the attention, encouragement and motivation needed. It  encourages all eligible participants to improve the enabling environment and infrastructure for youth to allow them to be effective and productive citizens contributing to their communities. This award will be awarded in four different categories; governments, private sector, non-profit organisations and individuals. All of the applicants except for the government sector must be accredited and recognised by the concerned member state, which they are applying from.

2) Thematic Interest

  • Youth empowerment and leadership
  • Support for youth employees

3) Focus Countries

Eligible to apply are governments, NGOs, private companies and individuals from across the globe.

4) Application Procedure

There is an annual application window open for submissions. Eligible to apply are governments, NGOs/international organisations, private companies, and individuals. Each of these categories undergoes a different application process. For the categories NGOs and individuals, the awardee will receive a $25,000 grant, a certificate of recognition and a trophy. All applications are done online through the official online platform for the King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award. The UNDP in cooperation with other UN agencies will select the Jury for this award.

5) Contact

King Hamad Youth Empowerment
c/o Ministry of Youth and Sport Affairs
Kingdom of Bahrain

T: +973 171 14 279
E: sarah(a)kinghamadaward.com
E: please use the online contact form

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