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Film Grant

Use your creativity to be the voice of young people in your society!

YWCA-YMCA of Sweden's

Film Grant

Since 2019, YWCA-YMCA of Sweden has actively invested in young filmmaking to strengthen young people’s voices. Together with our partners and member organizations we have produced a documentary in Togo and supported young people in using film to portray their everyday lives. Now, we want to take another step forward by announcing a film grant!

YWCA-YMCA of Sweden’s film grant is awarded to young filmmakers among our partner organizations in Africa, Eastern Europe and Palestine to support projects that address young people’s role and opportunities in society and/or young people’s work towards a peaceful and sustainable society. The grant’s size is SEK 25,000. The grant can be sought by anyone under 30 years of age. The grant welcomes those who are working with film as well as beginners. A total of two grants will be awarded.



Through the film grant, the YWCA-YMCA of Sweden wants to give young filmmakers an opportunity to carry out a film project as well as empower the youth’s voices and thoughts about the society and its development. Therefore, the film grant will be awarded to film projects that are related to the UN’s Security Council’s Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security (UNSCR 2250).

The grant can be sought for different types of project forms such as short films, feature films or other.

Resolution 2250

Resolution 2250

The film project should have a connection to one/some of the resolution's five so-called pillars. Based on the YWCA-YMCA of Sweden's interpretation of the resolution, this means that the film project will in some way deal with the overarching subject of "young people's work towards a peaceful and sustainable societal development". This includes various topics such as: young people's participation in society and its development; youth safety and rights; young people's opportunities and potential; young people's access to education, meeting places and meaningful leisure time; different actors’ work for or with youth; inclusion of different groups of youth; marginalized youth.


  • The project should be created and carried out youth under 30 years of age.
  • The applicants should be connected to one of the YWCA-YMCA of Sweden’s partner organizations: YWCA Palestine, YMCA Ukraine, YMCA Belarus, YMCA Ghana, YMCA Togo, YMCA Senegal, YMCA Madagascar or South Africa YMCA.
  • The project should address issues of youth such as their role, challenges and opinions in the society and/or their work towards a peaceful and sustainable society. I.e., the project should in some way be linked with the UN Security Council’s Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security (UNSCR 2250).
  • The grant recipient commits to participate in two YWCA-YMCA of Sweden events, such as a workshop/film screening.
  • The grant recipient commits to provide the YWCA-YMCA of Sweden with material such as a trailer or clip from the film project, to be used in YWCA-YMCA of Sweden’s communication channels.
  • During 2021, the grant recipient must report costs that have been covered by the grant.


  • The project's idea.
  • The project's implementation
  • The project's connection to Youth, Peace and Security.

How to Apply

The application will be assessed by looking at all of the criteria, meaning that no criteria will be seen as more important as the other.

Submit your application no later than 25th of May. Use the application form below. Announcement of approved grants is expected to be done early June.

Do not hesitate to contact Vsevolod if you have any questions, want to brainstorm ideas or discuss the connection to resolution 2250.