If you were given $500 to make an impact on youth in your community, what would you do?
Calling all youth between the ages 11-16 living in the Sooke-Westshore region – United Way wants to hear from you on ways to improve your community to benefit young people. If your idea is chosen, you will be awarded $500 to help make it a reality. All ideas are welcome! Team up with your friends, teachers and family members to let the brainstorming begin. Online submissions are due by December 3, 2021.
What is Youth in Action?
United Way believes that youth voices should be heard and amplified, and youth should be given the tools to make their community a better place to live. Youth in Action (YIA) provides $500 grants to youth aged 11-16 living in the Sooke-Westshore region who want to make a positive change in their schools or communities. The grants are made possible through generous donations and sponsorships from local businesses in the Capital Regional District.
Projects Should Be:
- Youth-led (youth ages 11-16)
- Aiming to improve youth well-being in your school or community
- Addressing a need or social issue in your community
- Supported by at least one adult ally (such as a teacher, counsellor, adult mentor, etc.)
A Strong Project Will Include:
- An explanation of why the project is needed in your school or community.
- An opportunity for youth to gain valuable skills and knowledge.
- The potential to make a lasting impact in your school or community.
All applications are assessed by a YIA Granting Review Panel who will decide which projects are awarded grants. This Council will be made up of youth and youth serving organizational representatives and community members.
How to Apply
STEP 1: Explain your idea by filling out the application form by Friday, December 3, 2021.
THE DEADLINE for proposals has been extended to December 17, 2021.
STEP 2: Submit your application form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 3: The Youth in Action Granting Review Panel will evaluate your application and let you know if it has been successful.
If you have any questions about your project idea, the application process, or would like help preparing your grant application, email email@example.com or call Rachel at 250-220-7363
If you’re an individual or a local business who would like to support Youth in Action and/or become a sponsor by donating $500 to provide a YIA grant, click to donate.