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Training, funding and support for poverty alleviation on a local level

Principal Office: Australia


ygap is an International Development non-profit organization with focus on poverty alleviation.

ygap supports and grows early stage ventures run by local social entrepreneurs with solutions to local problems with the aim to tackle problems and challenges in their communities.

Thematic areas are Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation. Sustainable Development includes: access to clean water, energy, food security, environmental conservation, and pollution prevention.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

1 — ygap accelerator. The accelerator program provides one week training workshops to local entrepreneurs. Participants learn how to refine their business model and lead a growing social enterprise. Entrepreneurs get access to business mentorship, marketing support, legal and accounting help and small grants. > About the ygap accelerator

APPLICATION: ygap publishes calls for proposals by location: Kenya, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Australia. > Find calls by location

2 — yher accelerator. The yher accelerator program is specifically designed for female entrepreneurs. The program also provides funding of $25 thousand to winners of a peer review and selected project may qualify for a growth grant or investment funding of AU$10 to $50 thousand. > About the yher accelerator

APPLICATION: yher publishes calls for proposals by location: Africa, Asia-Pacific. Women running high-impact ventures aimed at improving the lives and women and girls are eligible to apply. > Find calls by location

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Sub-Saharan Africa

South Asia

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands

(Note: ygap also supports social ventures in Australia, which is not defined as a developing country.)

Useful Information

The first gens accelerator program supports migrant and refugee led social impact ventures that are improving the lives of people living in disadvantage in Australia.

ygap provides contact information for volunteers, general enquiries and media enquiries.