Inspiring the Future Small Grants Programme

The Inspiring the Future Small Grants Programme, which aims to bring young people together with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and companies to implement projects that address critical societal issues, is now accepting applications from young people.

The Inspiring the Future (ITF) Small Grants Scheme, which will be implemented under the SEEing Youth Project, is funded by the European Union under the Cypriot Civil Society in Action VII Grant Scheme and implemented by the Cyprus Turkish Managers Association (CTAM) and the Human Resources Management Association (HRMA).

Inspiring the Future Small Grants Programme: Supporting Youth Projects in Partnership with Civil Society and Private Sector

The SEEing Youth Team invites Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) engaged in work related to the fields of human rights and the environment, as well as companies interested in supporting social responsibility projects, to participate in the ITF Small Grants Programme. This programme aims to empower young people through social responsibility projects and to address social problems in collaboration with civil society organisations. Additionally, we hope to create a bridge between the private sector and the civil society.

This is your call to action!

Inspiring The Future Small Grants Programme is your gateway to make a meaningful impact on society. We invite you to join us on a journey of social change, participation, and capacity building. Through this programme, you can actively engage in crafting a more just, equitable, and sustainable future. Empower yourself to be a catalyst for change, gain the skills and knowledge that are needed to lead and be part of an inspiring network of like-minded young leaders. Together, we’ll build a better world, one project at a time.

Your ideas are powerful, and we’re here to support them. Apply now and be the change you want to see!

You are invited to write a project proposal supporting a cause of a CSO registered in the northern part of Cyprus within the framework provided below. If selected, you will be granted 3K to 4K Euros to implement your project together with your selected CSO and the Company matched with your project to support your idea within a period of three to five months.

How to Apply?

Interested young people should download and complete this document for application. Completed application form and signed declaration should be sent to by 15 March 2024.

Important Dates:

– Application Deadline: 15/03/2024

– Announcement of the results: 01/04/2024

Please read all the documents in this file before submitting your application to the Small Grants Programme.

For questions or additional information, please contact

CSO and Private Sector Partnership Pools and the Small Grants Programme: An Opportunity for Youth Empowerment

The CSO Partnership Pool and the Private Sector Partnership Pool that were created as part of this programme will enable the applicants to collaborate with experts in their respective areas, allowing them to harness their creativity and energy. Through this collaboration, young individuals will receive support to develop projects addressing crucial social issues and to choose appropriate CSO and private sector partners.

Tasks Expected from CSOs

The CSOs will assist young applicants to the TIF Small Grants Programme in designing their projects, providing mentorship for the effective implementation and dissemination of the grant-winning projects.

Responsibilities of Companies

Within the scope of ITF Small Grants Programme, the companies are expected to support the social responsibility projects of young people. The companies will provide support to the project free of charge through their company network and services. However, they are not expected to offer any financial assistance. The companies are prohibited from placing products for advertising purposes during the implementation duration of the projects.

Objectives and Results of the Grant Programme:

– The small grants programme aims to encourage the active participation of young people in civil society while promoting corporate social responsibility through strengthening civil society and private sector cooperation and creating networks for sustainable partnerships for future collaborations.

– The programme is designed for young people aged between 18-30, with the aim of mobilising them to actively participate in creating social change through project development and implementation.

-The programme aims to promote the mainstreaming of human rights-based principles, non-discrimination, gender equality, and the inclusion of marginalised and vulnerable groups in youth initiatives.

Objectives of the Small Grants Programme:

– Supporting and empowering young people to become socially aware, confident, and active citizens who can implement their ideas to create positive change.

Priorities of the Programme:

-Raising awareness and creating social change among young people on fundamental human rights and responsibilities, active citizenship, environment and climate change, social inclusion and youth participation, democratic governance, eliminating inequalities and discrimination, reinforcing gender equality including LGBTQI+;

-Empowering young people to take part in policy and decision making through organising under thematic and general youth assemblies, committees and lobbying;

-Supporting young people in creating direct change within their communities in relation to environment/climate change, anti-discrimination, youth participation, fundamental human rights, etc.

Expected Results from the Small Grants Programme:

-Increased awareness, knowledge and action among young people on the priorities of the programme;

-Mobilisation and increased social skills and confidence of young people;

-Increased collaboration between CSOs and the private sector;

-Promotion of corporate social responsibility projects.