The application period for United Way Perth-Huron’s annual Youth in Action grants initiative is now open for 14–25 year olds who have ideas to address pressing issues among youth in Perth and/or Huron County.
“United Way is happy to be able to offer Youth Grants again this year,” says Director of Governance and Community Impact Megan Partridge. “It’s inspiring to see the projects local youth create to support their peers. We look forward to seeing the creative ways young people address important local issues among their peers.”
To be eligible for a 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. Grants up to $1,000 are available. Details regarding criteria and timelines are available at HERE. Previous Youth in Action Grant recipients have addressed a wide range of issues and challenges including mental health awareness, promotion of equity and inclusion, creation of outdoor learning spaces, increased social connection, mentoring, access to art materials to explore creativity and wellness and connection.