Youth + Democracy Fund


With the "Youth + Democracy" fund, the Swiss Democracy Foundation focuses on the promotion of democracy education, the culture of democratic debate and the support of young initiatives in the field of democracy promotion.

The Board believes that empowering and supporting young people and young adults to participate in politics is an important element with a promising future.

In 2021, the SDF received an initial allocation of CHF 100,000 to establish the Youth + Democracy Fund.

 

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

The Fund aims to support organisations and projects that are primarily run by young people up to the age of 30. The projects must meet the objectives and criteria of the Fund and be close to the Foundation's multiannual programme.

The objectives and criteria for potential grantees are the promotion of democracy, the participation of youth and young adults in public life and politics, a commitment to an open and liberal society, and policies that counteract polarisation and work towards broad-based socio-political compromises.

Grants from the Youth + Democracy Fund are awarded by the Foundation's Board Committee. The Board can also decide on further allocations from the fund. It also encourages third parties to make contributions to the fund.

An overview of all projects and organisations that have already been supported by the fund can be found here.

GUIDELINES FOR THE YOUTH + DEMOCRACY FUND (in german)

OVERVIEW OF SUPPORTED PROJECTS AND ORGANISATIONS

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

 

FUNDING REPORTS

For more information on the projects and organisations funded and their scope, please see the funding report.

FUNDING REPORT YOUTH + DEMOCRACY 2021-22 (IN GERMAN)

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT OUR WORK? THANK YOU VERY MUCH! WE RELY ON YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT.

Links

Guidelines Fonds Youth + Democracy (in german)

online application form (in german)

Overview of supported projects and organisations

funding report youth + democracy 2021-22 (in german)

PRESS RELEASE FEBRUAR 2021 (IN GERMAN)

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?

  1. Please read our guidelines for the Youth and Democracy Fund (in german) carefully. They will help you to assess whether the Swiss Democracy Foundation can support your project or organisation.
  2. If you are unsure whether an application makes sense, you can contact us by e-mail and ask your questions or make an appointment for a phone call.
  3. Prepare your project dossier for the application.
  4. Submit your project dossier via our online application form (in german).

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING YOUR IDEA!

 

We would like to thank the Support Committee for their idealistic support of the fund

 

EMANUEL CHRIST

Architect

PASCAL COUCHEPIN

Former Federal Councillor

MICHAEL HERMANN

Political geographer

CLOÉ JANS

Political scientist

DORIS LEUTHARD

Former Federal Councillor

CHRISTA MARKWALDER

Former National Councillor

REGULA RYTZ

Former National Councillor

PETER VON MATT

Writer

RALF WEBER

Assistant Professor at the University of Basel

   

CONTACT

Stefanie Bosshard
Managing Director
E-Mail