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International YouthBank Support Model

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2012–August 31, 2014
  • Location Belfast, Ireland
  • Geographic Focus Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey

About this grant

The program goal is to increase youth involvement in local philanthropy development and civic action by strengthening the YouthBank movement in the Central and Eastern Europe and Russia region. To this end, the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland will develop resource materials and advisory services for newly established YouthBank movements, facilitate dialogue and interaction among national YouthBank movements in the region, and explore various opportunities to develop a permanent support infrastructure for the YouthBank movement in the region and globally. The foundation has facilitated the growth and development of young people as fundraisers and grantmakers using the YouthBank model since 1999. Now YouthBanks exist in more than 25 countries.