Icelandic Youth Fund

Target group

Children and young people from 6-25 years old. Also people who are working with and/or for this age group. Traditional sport projects are not funded by the Icelandic Youth Fund.


The objective of the Fund is to support innovative projects aimed at and for young people.

The main objective is to help youth clubs and organisations in Iceland to improve and expand their activities. Among activities funded are:

  • Organisation of training activites (seminars, meetings, conferences) for youth leaders and trainers
  • Training of volunteers
  • Cooperation projects by and between youth organisations
  • Innovation projects for young people


Two deadlines a year, in February and October.


What are the objectives?

The specific objectives pursued by the Youth Fund are to:

  • Increase the number of young people that are active in youth clubs
  • Tackle threats to the integrity of youth clubs, such as xenophobia and violence, as well as all kinds of intolerance and discrimination
  • Promote and support good governance in youth clubs and organisations
  • Promote voluntary activities in youth organisations, together with social inclusion and equal opportunities 

Who can apply?

Any public body or non-profit organisations active in the field of youth.

How to apply?

All proposals must be submitted through Rannis electronic submission system.


All projects must fall under the aim of organised clubs where children and young people work in their spare time on ideas and interestes inspired by themselves.  Funding is not provided for projects organised on a regular basis like annual meetings or regular summer camps. The Fund does not support regular trips by groups abroad.

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