‘YOUth Take the Lead,’ project originates from a local-level need to involve a greater number of young people in organisational activities, especially in small and challenging contexts. Recognizing the effectiveness of small-scale projects in rural and marginalised areas, the project aims to address the lack of youth participation procedures in these communities. Emphasising a gradual involvement strategy, the project seeks to guide participants with less experience and overcome language barriers, ensuring comfort in expressing opinions. The project’s funding importance lies in addressing the actual needs of rural areas, where young people are seen as the driving force of innovation and future leadership. A local survey conducted by partner organizations highlights the community’s desire for increased youth activism, environmental awareness, and a scarcity of related activities. The project’s significance extends to both local and European levels, fostering community development and ensuring that these communities are not left behind in global transition processes.