Youth Philanthropy Council Mini Grants.
YPC knows youth have great ideas that can create positive change in the community!
But sometimes it’s hard to find the resources to help get your idea off the ground. So… are you a young person with a great project idea for your school, community, neighbourhood and need just a couple of hundred dollars to make it happen? Vancouver Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Council is excited to announce a quicker way for youth-led projects to get funding.
how do I get a grant?
deadline for 2013: to be determined
Once a date is chosen, we will invite you to pitch your mini grant idea to the Youth Philanthropy Council.
who can apply?
Youth aged 12 to 24 who live, work, play, volunteer, or go to school in Metro Vancouver.
Youth applicants must partner with a non-profit organization or school. (If you don’t know of an organization to work with, give us a shout and we can help.)
how much and for what?
Mini-grants are up to a maximum of $500
YPC encourages youth to develop project ideas that address one of the priority areas identified by the Youth Vital Signs report.
In 2012, mini grant projects were focused on one of the following three Youth Vital Signs issue areas:
- Health and Well being
- Employment and Training
- Culture, Identity and Belonging
To learn more about each area and get some ideas for future projects, check out the report at www.youthvitalsigns.ca. Please note that applications for projects related to the other Youth Vital Signs issue areas are welcome as well.
what YPC can’t fund
Office equipment or furniture (desk, computers, etc.)
Registration fees for conferences, events or programs
School field trips
Amateur & School sports teams
Mini grants are not ‘party grants’
Activities of religious organizations that serve primarily their membership and/or their direct religious purposes