The Youth Livelihood Programme is a Government of Uganda five year rolling programme targeting the poor, and unemployed youths aged 18-30 in all districts of Uganda. The overall objective is to empower the youths in Uganda to harness their social economic potential and increase self-employment opportunities and income levels. It has three programme components which include: skills development, livelihood support and institutional support. Culture and Creative Industries fall under skills development component. The recommended investment options include fashion and design, clay modeling/pottery, weaving and embroidery, video-audio editing, leather works and computer use and applications. The programme provides a rolling fund that youths can invest in the priority enterprises which include culture and creative industries.
A total of 47 projects under culture and creative industries with a total of 568 young people in the following projects: art and crafts making, music, dance and drama, brass band, pottery and mobile disco were funded.
1,000,000 out of which 100,000 was the investment towards culture and creative industry enterprises
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District Local Governments
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
National Youth Council
In 2019, Cabinet directed that the programme should support investments in Music and Film/Creative Industries.