Who can apply for DUF's International Pool?
The purpose of DUF’s International Pool is to create positive change across the world by strengthening democratic youth organizations that ensure young people’s influence on society.
DUF’s International Pool supports youth-led projects in collaboration between a Danish member organization and a partner organization from one of the countries on the OECD DAC List. If an organization from a country on the OECD DAC List intends to seek funding from DUF’s International Pool, it must therefore create a partnership with one of DUF’s Danish member organizations to apply for the funding.
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Besides being an organization from a country on the OECD DAC List, the partner organization must also be either a youth organization, a group of young people working to establish their own youth organization or a youth wing in an already established organization.
How to apply
When the Danish member organization and the partner organization have come together to prepare a project, there are a few things to consider when applying for funding from DUF’s International Pool:
- Be sure to read the Guidelines for DUF’s International Pool carefully.
- Consider the right type of project. If you just started a new partnership, you might benefit from applying for a partner identification or a preparatory study.
- Write the application including the mandatory appendixes and make sure to use DUF’s own templates.
- Remember that DUF’s international consultants are ready to give you advice and guidance throughout the whole process.
Evaluation of the application
After the application has been submitted, DUF’s International Granting Committee decides if the project will receive a grant. Applications must be submitted before one of the five yearly application deadlines on February 1st, April 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and November 1st. No later than six weeks after an application deadline, the project group can expect to receive an answer from DUF on whether the project is granted or rejected.