Youth in Action Grants 2015

United Way Youth In Action Grants Now Open
UP TO $1,000 can be requested FOR YOUTH INITIATIVES


The United Way Perth-Huron is now accepting applications to fund youth-led projects for up to $1,000 within Perth and Huron Counties.

The purpose of the grant is to assist young leaders in addressing issues that are important to them and their community. Projects must have a lead youth applicant (age 14-25) and an adult trustee to assist in the stewardship of funds.

“Our Youth In Action Grant stream provides opportunity for youth driven social innovation”, explains Ryan Erb, Executive Director of United Way Perth-Huron. “I’m always impressed by the applications we receive – for ideas that are so well thought out. Youth in this area really care about each other and their community. These grants are just a boost to help crystalize ideas and efforts already in their minds”.

Last year’s recipients included a ‘Youth Challenge Day Follow up Activities’ where students planned monthly challenge activities designed to improve self-esteem for Grade 10. Priority will be given to projects that are collaborative, address priority issues in the community, present a unique and innovative idea, have not received prior funding from the United Way, and promote health and wellness while raising awareness of youth issues and concerns.

Applications will close on Monday, October 2nd, 2015. Details regarding criteria, priorities and timeline for the youth grants can be found on


For more information or to set up an interview with Ryan Erb, Executive Director, contact 1-877-818-8867 or 271-7730 or via email

2015 Media Release_Youth Grant_final (PDF)

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