How to Register a Youth Group In Uganda

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Procedure to Register an Youth Group: First step. Organise yourself in an organization of at least 10 people with more than 70% of them in the age range 18-35. (More than 70 percent of the members must be youth)
Second step: Write your group’s charter

  • A constitution serves as the guideline for the group. After it has been created and approved by the group, all members is required to receive a copy, which they have to sign and accept the rules and regulations.
  • The constitution specifies the purpose as well as its goals and objectives.

Third Step: Host a the meeting to Elect representatives of the group and to seek registration

  • The three most crucial slots to be filled include the Secretary, Chairman and Treasurer.
  • It is essential to keep these positions filled with reasons of accountability and for the organization for the entire group.
  • The roles of these titles should be clearly clarified, written down and incorporated into a declaration (preferably that of the constitution) to ensure that each official knows and is in agreement with the scope of their work.
  • It is essential that the secretary’s office is able to write and read.
  • These minutes from the session that sought registration and displaying elected officials must be included on the applications forms.

step 4: Registration at the Ministry of state youth and children’s affairs

  • Go to the closest Resident District Commissioners Office, Offices for Gender and Youth Affairs submit the application to an officer for youth.
  • You will receive the Self Help Group Registration Form to fill in.
  • Complete the Registration Form and attach the following requirements:
i. The constitution of the group
ii. Proceedings from the meeting requesting the registration of elected officials and displaying them
iii. The list of all members signed with their Name/Position/ID Number. and Signatures.
iv. The National Identity Card copies for the members of the group.

Phase 5: Paying the applicable fees

  • Make payment of the approved registration fee and then submit the Application to in the Office of District Youth officer.

Sixth Step: Find the certificate

  • It takes two weeks for registrations to be approved, and the Certificate of Registration will be distributed by the District Young Officer.

Required Documents For Register a Youth Group

  • National Identity Cards Group Constitution.
  • Group constitution draft.
  • Names of members to be elected and their signatures.
  • Payment receipt for registration form
  • Letter of reference from the Local Authorities.
  • Proposed Name for The Youth Group.

Office Locations and Contacts

The Department of Youth and Child Affairs
Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development
Simbamanyo House, Plot 2
Lumumba Avenue
Kampala, Uganda
Telephone: 256-413-478-545
Fax: 256-41-256-374
Web site: Ministry of labour

Minister of state Children and youth affairs
P.O. 7, Kampala, Uganda.
Switchboard: 041-4 347854, 041-4 347855;
Permanent Secretary: 041-4343572;
Fax: 041 256374;
Website: [http// Youth progaamme]


  • The group was composed of 10 individuals comprising 70% aged between 18 to 35 (youths) are considered young people in Uganda.


  • Fee for registration = 20.000or-
  • Membership cards are available for around 2000/= per card.


  • Valid for a lifetime

Documents to Utilize

Project Funds

Processing Time

Within 2 weeks


  • Youth Groups Youth Group must be situated within the the county catchment area.
  • It is essential that the Youth Group must have youth work plans to serve communities as their main goal.
  • Youth Groups must be voluntary. Youth Group must be a group that is entirely voluntary and participation is in a non-voluntary manner.
  • Youth Group Youth Group must have at minimum 10 members.
  • The majority of them should be between 18-35.
  • It is the responsibility of Youth Group must provide a array of activities of educational and creative that are regularly offered.
  • Youth Groups Youth Group should have at minimum two adult volunteer youth leaders with at least ten members and an average ratio of at least 1-10 and additional numbers of youth.
  • It is recommended that the Youth Group should have a volunteer managing committee.
  • Youth Group Youth Group must have a bank account in their personal name.
  • Documents such as the accounts of income and expenditure and minutes, petty cash correspondence, and the members’ register are required to be kept.
  • The records have to be made available to County upon request.
  • It is essential that the Youth Group must have Child Protection Procedures.
  • A Youth Group should have a security statement(where the group is the owner of the office).
  • In all times, it is the responsibility of the Youth Work Group must carry their activities in a responsible and safe way.
  • A Youth Work Group must agree to the district’s regulations.

Requirements Information

  • Nom of Group
  • Names of Members
  • Identification proof for each member
  • The mission and the goals of the Group

The Document is required

  • The registration grants the group official recognition and is listed the government in its official records.
  • This permits that the organization to legal conduct the activities it has within Uganda.

Information that can be useful

  • From independence to now, Uganda has lacked an clear, consistent and comprehensive National Youth Policy (NYP) to guide and promote sustainable youth development. Planning for youth has always been based on organization and in response to the changing circumstances. The government established a section for Youth in the Ministry of gender equality as well as social and economic development.
  • The Department of Children and Youth Affairs was created on 2nd June, 2011. The Act provides everyone Youth of Uganda an opportunity to be cared for, protected and educated, equipped with knowledge and skills, and also economically as well as socially and politically empowered so that they can be fully employed and actively contributing to the growth of the nation. The Government has decided to create this special Department and, by doing so, consolidate several functions that were previously performed by different Ministers of the Government. The Minister of Children as well as Youth Affairs sits at the Cabinet table.

External Links

Children and youth affairs
Uganda youth group
Issues with Labour
Youth Opportunities Program



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