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Bahamas - Register a Youth Organisation

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Procedure[edit]

  1. To register a youth organisation, applicants will need to complete the Youth Organisation Registration Form and submit it to the Department of Youth.
  2. A link is provided below (Documents to Use section) which you can use to download the form. Application forms are also available at these following offices:
    1. For organisations in New Providence, application forms may be collected at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture head office.
    2. Youth organisations from the Family Islands may collect form the Administrator’s Office on the island.
  3. New Providence organisations must fill out and submit the application form to the Ministry’s head office in New Providence. Organisations in Grand Bahama are asked to return the forms to the office of the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture, Freeport. Youth organisations from the Family islands may submit completed forms to the Family Island Administrator Office on the island.
  4. The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will telephone applicants in New Providence acknowledging receipt of the application.
  5. The Department of Youth will review your application making sure that the mandate of the ministry is being supported by the youth organisation’s objective.
  6. If your application is approved by the Department you will be informed in writing. You will be notified that your organisation has been registered with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed Youth Organisation Registration Form
  • A letter addressed to the Director of Youth requesting registration of the organisation
  • A profile of the organisation

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
Department of Youth
Ground Floor West Wing
Education Building
Thompson Boulevard
P.O. Box N4891
Nassau, New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 502-0600
Fax. (242) 356-2693
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

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Eligibility[edit]

Members of the youth org. must be between the ages of 18 to 25.

Fees[edit]

There are no associated fees for the service.

Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Youth Organisation Registration Form

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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

It will take about a month for your application to be processed.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

Instructions[edit]

Youth organisations are registered at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 
 

Information which might help[edit]

Registered youth organisations benefit from:

  • Technical assistance
  • Financial assistance
  • Youth Leaders training and certification
  • Administrative support
  • Mentoring
  • Quarterly for a youth leader
  • Referral services
  • International networking
  • Meeting with your organisation to help form/structure
  • Attending a meeting here and there to understand what to do and how we can help
  • Assist in searching for International grants and opportunities
  • Expand your organisation to the Islands / utilize what is working here / identify and train elsewhere

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture

Others[edit]

More information which might help people.