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Offer: Grants for libraries serving children and youth

EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) has launched a new grant call that presents an exciting opportunity to work with your local library to develop a service for young women and girls.

The grants aim to spark development of library services in developing and transition economy countries that take an innovative approach to serving the needs of children and youth.

“The possibilities are limitless for what young people can achieve when libraries support them with the technology, space, tools and resources they need to learn, innovate and prepare for their future,” said EIFL Director Rima Kupryte. “We are looking forward to receiving many applications for this call for proposals and believe they will lead to the establishment of valuable new public library services.”
The applicant must be the local library, working in partnership with local agencies. To apply for a grant, libraries must identify a local need (or needs) of children or youth, and develop a project that –

• Is completely new for the library, or for the community;
• Uses information and communication technologies in new and creative ways, and
• Develops new partnerships, with agencies like government departments, civil society organizations or technology

Applicants may submit proposals for up to US$20,000. The deadline for applications is January 31 2014.

Click to find out more and to apply for a grant.

EIFL is an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enabling access to knowledge through libraries in more than 60 developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Learn more at



lydiagcallano's picture

Great help!

Thanks for this news! I will share this with communities which were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

Ma. Lydia G. Callano
Iloilo, Philippines
+63 33 3158137 or 5138830

Mauwa Brigitte's picture

thank you

Thank you so much for the information. Keeping contact for exchanges of experiences. Here is my email address: kufismauwa @ yahoo.


Jean Fairbairn's picture


Thank you Birgitte!

muhorakeye's picture


thank you for this new I'm very interested in your grant for women and girls I can participate

Muhorakeye Esperance

Mbizo Chirasha's picture

thank you

will give info to my nearer library

Mbizo Chirasha
International Perfomances Poet, Writer ,Creative/Literary Projects Specialist
Founder/Creative Director- Girlchildcreativity Project

EIFL's picture

Thank you

Hi Mbizo,

Thank you for responding! That is exactly why we would like you to do. No need to send us the library info now, simply contact your local library and let them know about the grant - remember, the library must apply for the grant. We do not accept applications from individuals or other organizations - however, you can think of a creative idea that your community needs (benefiting children and youth) and then partner with your local library.

Take care,


Mauwa Brigitte's picture


How is going your life?
I'm so interesting for push of innovation. I wont to settle down in our province south kivu, I wont to know if you can help me to send to me ordinators so that I can start with this activity. Peace!


originaljoy's picture

This is great;

This is great news for me, women and girls in my community.
Joy .

Joy Eze

katina maria's picture

My dream

It was always my dream to have a library in my community,We live in an Informal Settlement without any acess to a Library can I apply for the grant to buitl one or atlease buy a container I collect many books from friends and Tourist.

Dear Katrina

Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, our grant invitation is only for existing public and community libraries.
We wish you all the best in finding support - you might like to contact Friends of African Village Libraries -

All the best, Jean

lifesong's picture

Juvenile Prison Library Inititative


I have a mentorship program for boys in juvenile prison and i believe it will benefit from this grant.

Thanks for posting it.


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