Ideas wanted! United Way Perth-Huron’s Youth in Action grants offer a chance for youth to impact their peers lives
Do you or someone you know have an idea to address youth issues in Perth and/or Huron Counties? Are you/they 14 – 25 years old? Then United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) has the grant for you!
UWPH’s Youth in Action Grants are an opportunity for youth to access up to $1,000 to develop and implement projects that address important issues in their community and help their peers.
Past grant recipients have shown how creative the youth of Perth and Huron Counties can be. Last year, The Cultural Collective received a grant to launch South Huron Nerd Nights – an evening where youth and community members can have fun playing board games and socializing in a safe, public environment. A grant for Active Minds at South Huron allowed students to bring Mental Health awareness and educational activities to their high school to promote healthy ways to maintain mental health after the death of a classmate.
UWPH is working toward ensuring all youth experience positive mental health, well-being and feel a sense of belonging in their community. The Youth in Action Grants allows young people to have a direct impact on their own lives and the lives of their peers.
To be eligible for the grant, the project must be planned and implemented by youth aged 14-25, clearly engage their peers in Perth and/or Huron Counties, and have an Adult Trustee over the age of 25.
Applications will be opening September 2017, so start planning and spreading the word!
Details regarding criteria and timelines can be found at perthhuron.unitedway.ca/funding/#Youth