Bold youth-led initiatives address local needs as Carberry & Area Community Foundation joins national community challenge
Carberry & Area Community Foundation is joining the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, making up to $15,000 available to youth-led projects that address diverse and urgent local priorities.
“This is incredibly exciting,” says Brianna Renwick, CACF Executive Director. “Youth are facing pressures on many fronts, and so are our communities. We want our youth to be part of creative solutions that enhance equity, sustainability and fairness that help lay the groundwork for a brighter future.”
The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge will enable youth to apply for funding to support their bold ideas to address urgent community priorities. It is an opportunity for young people to lead, learn new skills, gain experience, and build relationships in their local communities -- all things that will help them prepare for the future of work. Later this year, Carberry & Area Community Foundation will also bring youth and community members together for ‘Vital Conversations,’ community dialogue focused on creating a better future together.
This Community Challenge goes far beyond Carberry and Area. Participating community foundations will make grants and learning opportunities available to youth-led initiatives in 150 communities from coast to coast to coast. As a whole, the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge aims to empower Canadian youth for the jobs and community realities of the future.
“RBC believes strongly in the power, vision and potential of youth, and the influence they can have in their communities,” said Mark Beckles, senior director, Youth Strategy and Innovation, RBC. “That’s why we are thrilled to partner with the Community Foundations of Canada to help young people make a difference in communities across Canada while building the 21st century skills needed to prepare for the future of work."
Grant applications will be accepted between May 22 and September 18, 2019.
View the Applicant Guide HERE
Once applicants are ready, where do applications need to be submitted?
The application site is now live HERE
We would greatly encourage interested applicants to read the Applicant Guide first!What if applicants need help applying?
When applicants register at the site, they will be able to access technical support from SurveyMonkey Apply - there is a link in the website.