Real Lives, Real Money, Real Change
A world where all young people lead change and make differences in their communities.
YouthBank International supports an ethos and model that is based on a simple, flexible and transferable idea - that YouthBanks are funds run by young people to support youth-led grass root projects that address issues that matter to them to improve their communities:
Real Lives, Real Money, Real Change.
What is a YouthBank?
YouthBanks are a mechanism for grantmaking and are defined by the cultural diversity, history, tradition and politics of their home nation. Their primary function is to promote young people as decision makers at a grassroots level, using grant making as a tool to address the issues and causes that matter most to them in their communities.
A YouthBank is like a beating heart; enabling youth development, philanthropy, entrepreneurship
and empowerment opportunities.
YouthBank International facilitates the exchange of information and sharing of best practices within the network; celebrates globally the successes of the model with policy makers and philanthropists; and is an effective organiser and
champion of its network model.
Support the Movement
In 2018 new and further investments are required to support YouthBank International and its global network to flourish with the passion and zeal to be brilliantly disruptive. And in the coming years young people across all UN countries have access to a local funding source that is run and organised by their peers, where they can translate their ideas into action and improve the places they care about.