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Division of Youth
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
University Drive           P. O. Box N-4891
Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
T: (242) 502-0736        F: (242) 328-8038
E: celebrateyouthbahamas@gmail.com
#celebrateyouthbahamas 

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YOUTH ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION

As the agency of Government responsible for the engagement and safeguarding of young persons in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture maintains a formal partnership with all youth serving organizations through a National Youth Organization Registry.  The Registry facilitates the annual update of organizational status through reporting and provides an opportunity for organizations to access grants and technical support from the Division of Youth of this Ministry.

Here on this platform, we invite all Youth Serving organizations to register with the Ministry which will facilitate an official partnership with the Ministry.  This will allow us to: 

  • Offer opportunities for partnership on events and activities being facilitated by the Ministry, 

  • Office access to technical and financial support by the Ministry and its extended partners, 

  • Provide an acquaintance with key representatives in your organization which will allow the Ministry to promote the work and services offered by your organization and,

  • Provide a registry of organizations contributions to the youth development ecosystem in The Bahamas in the event a reference or support is needed for international or local partnership. 

This process of registration also supports the further development of the Bahamas National Youth Policy and accompanying legislation. This will provide an enabling environment for the empowerment of youth and their full participation as major stakeholders in nation building.  A significant first step in the implementation of a youth policy is the establishment of viable structures and institutions as the conduit through which the youth policy can be driven and accomplished. In this regard, technical support for organizations will also include: 

  • Training and Development for Youth Organization Leaders through the Youth Leaders Certification Programme, 

  • Support for the establishment of appropriate not-for-profit status and organizational structure and, 

  • Regular updates and meetings with Youth Organization Leaders regarding current events and national activities which will provide opportunities for the youth they serve. 

Here, organization representatives may:

  • Apply to be registered,

  • Submit Annual Reports, 

  • Apply for Special/Annual Grants and report on the use of Grant Funding and, 

  • Submit Vendor information for Bahamas Treasury Department Clearance of Vendor Identification.

 

  

 

 

 The Officer responsible for Youth Organizations, Technical Assistance, Grants and Training is:

Mrs. Ingrid Sears-Deveaux                                         

  

Division of Youth
Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture

University Drive

P. O. Box N-4891

Nassau, N.P., Bahamas

 

Tel: 242.502.0736

Fax: (242) 328-8038

Email: celebrateyouthbahamas@gmail.com

  

The following application should be completed by organization representatives.  In addition to this application, the following documents should be provided: 

  • An outline of the Vision, Mission and Objectives of the Organization.  This should outline the organization's target audience and engagement strategy,

  • A biography, Police Character Certificate and 2 letters of recommendation for all listed organization Leaders and,

  • A Certificate of Completion for the Youth Leaders Certification course for at least one of your organization's leaders.  

 

  

 

 

If you have any challenges, please contact the Coordinating Committee's office at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

 

Mrs. Ingrid Sears-Deveaux

Division of Youth
International Desk on Youth Matters
Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture

University Drive

P. O. Box N-4891

Nassau, N.P., Bahamas

 

Tel: 242.502.0736

Fax: (242) 328-8038

Email: celebrateyouthbahamas@gmail.com