The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety’s call for proposals for Local Actions 2023 is still live! The Local Actions is an opportunity for young people to create and implement road safety projects in their communities as a way to realize the demands presented in the Global Youth Statement for Road Safety and the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030.
What is a Local Action?
A Local Action is a short-term or mid-term grassroots action plan that is oriented toward addressing the most pressing road safety issues in the community. The project must address some of the four priorities initially identified to create the most impact. The priorities include; community mobilization and awareness, advocacy, peer-to-peer engagement, and infrastructure change. It is encouraged to combine two priorities for a much better chance of getting selected for a grant and support from the Youth Coalition.
This is the third consecutive year of the Local Actions initiative.
Since 2021, the Youth Coalition has funded and supported 29 youth-led road safety projects all around the world. In 2020, YOURS - Youth for Road Safety, the initiators of the Youth Coalition, supported three projects through the Impact Generator Challenge launched during the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety.
Every project was a clear response to the Youth Statement and the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030. There were also clear-cut objectives that also address other Global Goals that are connected with road safety and sustainable mobility.
How to apply?
The Call for Proposals for Local Actions is open to all members of the Youth Coalition. It is important that our members lead the applications and that they are supported by a local organization in the implementation of their project. Members applying for Local Actions must complete the modules uploaded at the YOURS Academy - our latest online learning platform. Members are only allowed to submit one application each.
Winners will then be notified by the Youth Coalition following the review of our panelists. Once the winning projects have been selected, the winners will be supported through Capacity Development sessions, seed funding, project plan development, and mentorship.
The implementation of the project will run throughout 2023.
What are you waiting for? Send in your application TODAY!