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Welcome

Starting in 1991, Alert Fund for Youth has occupied a unique and independent position within the Dutch and international funding community. And that makes us proud! Alert Fund is run by a group of enthusiastic board members, all volunteers and between 18 and 36 years old. The fact that Alert Fund has been successfully managed by enthusiastic young people for thirty years is an illustration of what we stand for and believe in: young people want to and can make a serious, positive contribution to improve the position of other young people, by showing solidarity and involvement.

Alert Fund for Youth is an independent fund that supports progressive projects by young people. Young people are often not taken seriously. Young people do not get to make decisions regarding the world they will be using for the longest amount of time, even though they do want to. Fund wants to ensure that young activists are heard more often and better, but we believe that only young people themselves can do this. Therefore, Alert Fund supports national and international activistic youth initiatives with small grants.

News

Food Autonomy Festival

January 26, 2021

he action group organized the Food Autonomy Festival on a piece of land next to the polder. 14 people came together to hang a banner on the fence that now surrounds the polder. The banner referred to the petition started by Behoud Lutkemeer, in which they call on the municipality of Amsterdam to permanently change the destination of the Lutkemeerpolder to 'agricultural'. Read More

Girls’ Peacy Academy

October 8, 2020

How to you make it clear to a larger audience which role girls must play to be frontline fighters for peace? How do you support these girls, empower them, inspire them and play an active role in building peace? Read More

Short Stay? No Way! – Nederland

August 30, 2020

In May, a group of young people resisted the short stay of an apartment building in The Hague. By occupying the building, and by informing and involving the neighborhood, they put pressure on the responsible City Council member and fought a strong battle. Despite the fact that the permit was… Read More

“It’s not about work – it’s about being human” Young sexworkers unite for their rights.

July 23, 2020

Regional Alliance of Young Women Public Union  In February 2020, the Regional Alliance of Young Women Republic Union organized a superb project to support the human rights of sex workers in the northern part of Azerbaijan. With an interactive training of seven days, they tried to enhance the community’s human… Read More

Alert and COVID-19

April 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives and has resulted in fundamental consequences in every society. We, at Alert, will therefore continue to review requests for funding. However, we ask you to please consider the following points when submitting a funding request:•     Keep the health measures taken by your… Read More