Background of Peace First COVID-19 Grants
COVID-19 is a global pandemic as declared by the WHO, and communities have been recommended to take social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Globally, COVID-19 is more than a public health challenge — it has laid bare the consequences of persistent systemic inequality for all to see, and is threatening social fabric, mental health, trust in institutions, and the economic security of billions of people. Indeed, this is a critical time for all and that is why Peace First has launched this rapid response grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated.
Peace First COVID-19 Funding Information
- Peace First is offering mini-grants of up to $250, mentorship, and project support to young people leading initiatives to address secondary effects of COVID-19 in their communities.
- Peace First is rolling out a rapid response grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that will address community impacts of COVID-19. This ranges from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated.
Peace First Response to COVID-19
- Peace First is convening a global group of youth leaders to design a meaningful, youth-centered campaign in response to COVID-19.
- Next week, they’re kicking off a series of video calls and webinars to help young people who are feeling isolated connect with youth leaders around the world, share best practices in digital organizing, and co-create projects to respond to COVID-19.
- Peace First’s team is creating a resource list for young people seeking project-planning support, public health information, tips on building community digitally, and ideas to care for mental health while practicing social distancing.
- They’re reaching out to parents and educators around the world to provide digital curriculum to students experiencing disruption in their education.
- They’re offering optional extensions of up to 1 month for youth leaders who need to put their projects on hold due to social distancing guidelines. If the crisis continues or worsens, they will offer additional extensions as needed. Their team is in contact with project leaders and working with them closely.
Eligibility Criteria for Peace First COVID-19 Funding
The Peace First Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world, starting today.
About Peace First Grants
Peace First is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping young people around the world to become powerful peacemakers. The organization achieves this by:-
- Investing in their ideas
- Providing them with tools and skills
- Connecting them with other awesome young people around the world
- Sharing their stories and impact with the world