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Habitat for Humanity is inviting youths and youth organizations to apply for advocacy grants under the Habit for Humanity Young Leaders Build (HYLB) 2017 campaign. Under the Young Leaders Build 2017 campaign, young people across the Asia-Pacific region people volunteer, fundraise and speak out in support of families in need of decent and affordable housing.

The advocacy grants aim to:

  • Encourage young people to undertake policy oriented advocacy activities during the HYLB campaign period (December to April)
  • Motivate young people to become advocates on housing issues
  • Encourage young people to raise their voices on public policy issues on land and housing, and
  • Use the opportunity for young people to make policy requests in a way that is suitable for them.


The grants will support up to 40 projects and each grant will awarded is maximum US$250. In addition to the grant amount, Habitat for Humanity’s national organizations may obtain additional funding of up to 50 percent of the granted amount to assist in monitoring and documentation.

The advocacy grants are intended for supporting advocacy activities that will help to impact policies by influencing decision makers, or change practices or systems in the following thematic areas:

  • Security of tenure: ensuring that everyone has access to land for shelter without fear of eviction
  • Gender and property rights: laws or policies enabling all to access land and housing
  • Slum upgrading: assuring or providing opportunities for people living in slums to have secure tenure, and
  • Disaster resilience : laws or policies that support disaster-affected people to have access to secure land tenure


Eligible applicants are individuals, youth organizations and groups in the Asia-Pacific, where Habitat for Humanity has national offices, namely, in the countries of Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

Each applicant may present more than 1 application for consideration.


The application form, which is available online, has to be submitted to the national office of Habitat for Humanity in the applicant’s country, by 31 March 2017.

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