Grants Competition


What is it?
YSEALI Seeds for the Future is a small grants competition for young leaders in Southeast Asia. The competition provides funding for the region’s most promising young leaders to carry out projects that improve their communities, countries and the region. Projects cover one of the four YSEALI themes: Civic Engagement, Economic Growth, Education, and Sustainable Development.


2018 YSEALI Seeds for the Future - Projects of the Month

In 2015, a group of young, passionate people in Singapore realized the cyclical nature of poverty and poor educational opportunities. Feeling the drive to connect with their ASEAN neighbors, Teach for ASEAN (T4A) launched its maiden program in Yangon, Myanmar to educate and empower local youth through community events, enrichment programs on “soft” and “hard” skills, and job-preparedness trainings. Read more. 

Afterschool activities can be unaffordable for families who live in the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City and only 45 minutes per week are dedicated to art in public schools. So Viet Children’s Picture created a free arts program for primary students in the area. Students are encouraged to pursue to their creative side through classes in crafting, drawing, dancing, and photography. Read more. 

To help small business in Cambodia thrive, the group is leading  financial trainings designed to increase their financial competence, as well as decode the country’s complicated tax system. Read more.

Children with disabilities are four times as likely to be victims of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. In Hanoi, Vietnam, Kid+ is tackling the problem through after school programming for blind and deaf children around three issues: child rights, gender education, and child sexual abuse prevention. Read more.

Learning about emergency preparedness can be a tedious task. Yet, in the “disaster-prone” ASEAN region, it is (literally) life-saving information to know. Founders of PREDIKT have cleverly designed a toolkit that contains essential emergency tools plus a family-friendly board game to help parents teach children about what to do in the case of a natural disaster. Read more.

2018 Grant Recipients
Read the announcement here. More detail about the projects are available here.

2016 – 2017 Grant Recipients 
Read the announcement here. For more information, please go to YSEALI Seeds for the Future website.

2015 – 2016 Grant Recipients
Read the announcement here. More detail about the projects are available here.

When is the next competition?
The 2017-2018 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grants competition is closed. Stay tuned for future grants opportunity with #YSEALISeeds.

Frequently Asked Questions
You can find frequently asked questions here.

These webinars will help you shape your YSEALI Seeds for the Future proposals:
Constructing an Application
Q&A with 2017 Grantees