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Young Pacific Leaders Small Grants Program (YPL)

Connecting leaders across the Pacific to address global challenges

Small Grants Program

The YPL Small Grants Program is a competition for eligible YPL alumni to apply for seed grant funding to implement innovative projects in the Pacific region related to the four core pillars of the YPL Program: Education, Environment and Resource Management, Civic Leadership, Economic and Social Development. Once selected for the program, alumni will learn about grant management and carry out small grant projects that focus on addressing issues or opportunities in their communities, countries, or the region.

YPL Small Grants Spotlights

Small Grants Program Webinars

Cultural Vistas will host three mentorship webinars to assist interested applicants in completing their application. These webinars will help applicants articulate their project ideas, assigned team roles, and organizational structure, provide guidance on budget creation and management, and offer additional support as needed prior to the application deadline. The recorded webinars can be found here after the live version occurs.

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Conferences and Regional Workshops

The YPL Initiative has held regional conferences in American Samoa (2013), Independent State of Samoa (2014), Auckland (2015), Honolulu (2016 & 2018), Suva (2019), and Port Moresby (2020; Rescheduled to 2021). The YPL conferences include information sessions, skills workshops, cultural activities, and site visits to improve participants’ knowledge and abilities to address regional issues related to YPL’s four programmatic pillars: Education; Environment and Resource Management; Civic Leadership; and Economic and Social Development.

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