Donor: Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF)
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Kenya
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 03.08.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

Young Environmentalist Innovative Challenge (YEIC) is an environmental innovation fund established by KCDF through the generous gift of Mackenzie Scott with the aim of developing action-oriented young people with strong values and commitment to the conservation of the environment. The Challenge fund is inviting submissions of innovative ideas and solutions that will inculcate the spirit of environmental conservation and sustainable management of resources among children and Young in their various communities helping nature and building the targeted children and Young to be future champions of the environment.

The challenge will provide funding to young people, community groups, and organizations to propose an environmental conservation intervention that provides livelihoods for the community and enhances access to education while ensuring community engagement. The ideas and solutions will support communities to become more resilient and adapt to climate change ensuring equality in access to a healthy environment, especially the vulnerable communities.

The goal of the Challenge is to increase the participation of Young (in and out of school) to protect, restore and promote climate change adaptation measures and sustainable management of natural resources.


  • To inculcate the spirit and practice of environmental awareness and conservation among children and Young in learning institutions and out of school (the community)
  • To promote environmental conservation practices and sustainable use of natural resources for communities led by young people.
  • To strengthen the capacity of organizations serving young people and those led by young people to implement environmental innovations that promote sustainable livelihoods and enhance education access.

2) Eligibility

Only County Based organizations/civil society actors based in the six counties of Nairobi, Kwale, Kisumu, Makueni, Busia and Kakamega are eligible.

3) Location

Project activities must take place in Kenya.

4) Budget

Grants of between Ksh.3,000,000 to Ksh.5,000,000 are available.

5) Application

The deadline for applications is 3 August 2023. All applications are to be submitted online.

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