Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Now is the time to apply for a Youth in Action grant

The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is thrilled to announce that our upcoming Youth in Action Grants deadline is quickly approaching- and we want you and your friends to apply. There has been an expansion in the age range of young people that can apply for a Youth in Action Grant. Applications can now come from any young person in southwestern Alberta under the age of 22.

  • Application Deadline: Monday, February 16, 2015

The Youth in Action program funds projects that are both initiated and organized by youth. Ideas and projects of all varieties are supported. The project you think of should be fun, innovative and should somehow benefit your community and/or its residents.

Examples of Youth in Action 2014 Projects funded:
  • Boys and Girls Club of Crowsnest Pass: $1,000 to put together a youth talent show showcasing local youth as well as a “Play Day” that encourages families to spend time together.
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church: $500 to help fund a portable sound system to use when performing at seniors facilities.
  • Nicholas Sheran Community School: $1,000 to purchase supplies to create new banners and a mural in the school library that will inspire students to read and visit the library.
  • Southern Alberta Art Gallery Association: $1,000 to allow students from LCI to work with SAAG on redesigning a section of downtown Lethbridge with public art.
  • Willow Creek Composite High School: $1,000 to create birthday party bags that help children from low-income families celebrate their special days.
  • Group Group Youth Society of Pincher Creek: $1,000 to provide seniors with help gardening and scrapbooking their stories through regular visits with local youth.

Applicants need to partner with their school or a registered charity in order to apply and qualify for a grant. We are here to help if you have any questions – call Caitlin at 403-328-5297 or contact via email at

A Youth Advisory Committee assists the Community Foundation with the granting decisions. This committee will review the applications and provide feedback and suggestions to our Board of Directors.

Application forms can be submitted via our online granting site at

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