Youth Fund

The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The aim of the Youth Fund is to support youth club projects. It focuses on financing projects either made for, or actively participating with, children and youth. Financing may be used for such activities as training group leaders, supervisors and volunteers; innovation and development of projects; as well as collaborative projects between youth clubs and organizations. The target group is children and youth 6-25 years old, in addition to individuals working with and/or for the age group. All projects must be categorized as occurring within organized clubs, where children and youth work in their spare time on ideas and interests that they themselves inspire.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The specific objectives pursued by the Youth Fund are: increasing the number of young people active in youth clubs; tackling threats to the integrity of youth clubs, such as xenophobia and violence, as well as all kinds of intolerance and discrimination; promoting and supporting good governance in youth clubs, organizations and voluntary activities in youth organizations, focusing on inclusion and equal opportunities. In 2019, the Youth Fund financed rap workshops for teenagers, leadership workshops for children, and a program revolving around cultural literacy for everyone. The fund gives an increased opportunity for various diverse projects and programs to be executed, broadening the cultural horizons of children and youth.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

In 2019, 67,699.18 USD was allocated to the fund from the State Treasury (9.245 million ISK).

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
The Icelandic Center for Research (RANNÍS)
Public Sector
The Board of the Icelandic Youth Fund
Public Sector
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Prioridades transversales