Youth Environmental Living Labs Seed Grant 2023/2024

Last Updated on July 26, 2023

Youth Environmental Living Labs Seed Grant

Youth Environmental Living Labs (YELL) aims to localize climate narratives to address knowledge and resource gaps among local young people and strengthen the ecosystem of actors to support and hold the space for youth to engage as agents of change in environmental policy and action.

Interested? They are looking to find new or better ways of instilling environmental stewardship and increasing young people’s contribution to the environment and climate agenda in Malaysia. The grant is expected to support testing and piloting new or unproven approaches and ideas, engaging and inspiring young people into action. 

You can submit an application according to one of the themes if you aspire or have a project idea that addresses one or more of the following:

  • To increase young people’s participation in learning, caring and taking action to protect the environment. 
  • To increase the capacity of educators, teachers, peers and parents to deliver Environmental Education or Studies.
  • To provide more widespread opportunities and entry points for young people to respond to environmental-related issues in a community. 

YELL 2023 Seed Grant Themes

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Waste management


  • Open to Malaysia-registered and operating as a non-government organisation / community-based organisation / grassroots organisation (or a similar organisation). 
  • Non-profit public academic institutions, public research institutions and statutory bodies.
  • For-profit entities are only entitled to apply as co-applicants with the applying entity.
  • Political- or faith-based organisations are not eligible.
  • Applying entities must provide a copy of the certificate of registration and/or similar documents that prove their incorporation and operation as a non-profit. 
  • Non-legally constituted or non-registered organisations may not submit applications as applying entities. Such entities may submit applications on a joint basis with other interested eligible entities (‘consortium approach’), wherein any agreement will be signed with the eligible entity only. 
  • Possess a Malaysia-registered bank account.


Submit your proposal no later than 1730 hrs (Malaysia time) on August 17, 2023 to and CC to with the email title ‘Concept Proposal – YELL 2023 Seed Grant.’ 

For more information, visit YELL Seed Grant.

Deadline: August 17, 2023

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