YOUAccess, a multiple donor fund, provides flexible funding that allows for risk-taking and a platform for youth and adolescent ownership of projects. Grant awardees contribute to building sexual and reproductive health and rights champions among policymakers, leaders, organizations, and individuals at national, district, and community levels. The fund offers an opportunity for innovative project development, knowledge sharing, and evidence-building to meet youth contraceptive needs.

New YOUAccess Funding Opportunity:

YOUAccess is a fund that supports youth-led organizations to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global South. Adolescent and youth participation is critical to improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes and realizing global initiatives such as Family Planning 2020 (FP2020)—in particular, goals and commitments that relate specifically to adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH). To support the achievement of FP2020 country commitments, PAI will support youth-led organizations to hold their governments accountable for youth and adolescent-related FP2020 commitments. PAI is seeking proposals from youth-led organizations and coalitions in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Nepal to identify advocacy activities to hold their government accountable. Organizations that are not youth-led but that have youth and adolescent work that is led by a youth or adolescent employee will also be considered.

Grant Details:

Grants will be awarded to youth-led organizations or coalitions in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Nepal. Each grant will be a maximum of $5,000 USD and be awarded in September 2018 for a grant period of three months. The grant will support organizations to create a one-year plan that identifies activities and milestones leading to policy advocacy that is locally driven and strategic. Following the initial three-month period, organizations will be invited to submit the one-year plan to be funded by PAI. Please email questions to


YOUAccess Application

YOUAccess Budget

2018 International Youth Day Blogs

Dr. Natasha Salifyanji Kaoma, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Copper Rose, Zambia

Christine Sudi, Project Coordinator, Women Promotion Center, Kenya

Tenin Traore, Program Officer, MESSI, Côte d’Ivoire

Yordi T. Wolde, Youth Engagement Officer, Talent Youth Association, Ethiopia 

Youth Champion Profiles

Mbencho Andrew Millan of ZOE-MED Organization

Maia Freudenberger of Projet Jeune Leader (PJL)