Background:The technical assistance has significant role to play for the development of the organization and often small amount of fund can help community-based organizations to continue its critical work towards addressing the HIV epidemic and SRH access impediments in their respective communities. However, the cost of TA is expensive and accessing the existing TA platform is complicated and restricted to achieve certain objectives. While flexible small scale funding has remained short and challenging due to different factors. Youth-led and youth-serving organizations often face similar funding challenges.
The Youth LEAD TA program was initiated in 2016 with all these reflections as mentioned above and this year we are again pleased to announce the new round of youth friendly TA grant for the YKP-led organisations in the Asia and the Pacific. The component of youth friendly TA here is understood as easier to access with less bureaucratic and complicated steps, flexibility with the TA need, lesser documentation, autonomy of the applicant to select the local/national/community consultant and consistent support from the Youth LEAD Secretariat during the development of TA application and implementation of the program.
Objectives:To provide financial support and technical assistance in order for Young Key Population-led organisations, networks or groups to achieve catalytic role in their critical works in HIV response.
Components of this TA
Different from the existing Small Grant Support being provided to YKP-led organizations by Youth LEAD supported by RCNF, this TA aims to augment the technical and organizational needs of young key populations-led civil society or community organizations in their existing work. The TA program intends to be catalytic and focuses on addressing the immediate needs of the organization and provide the identified support.
Eligible countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Canada, China, Chile, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Niue, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, United States