Announcing $30K in funding for youth-driven projects!

The CBT is thrilled to be joining the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, through which a total of $30,000 will be available in our region to youth-driven projects! 

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is a national initiative that supports youth leaders as they respond to local priorities and prepare for the future. The Challenge will support bold, youth-led ideas that will address urgent community priorities in 150 communities. By demonstrating their leadership, participating youth will gain experience, skills, relationships, and learning opportunities to help prepare them for the communities, workplaces, and priorities of the future. Later this year, CBT will also bring youth and community members together for ‘Vital Conversations,’  community dialogue focused on creating a better future together.

To be eligible, an organization must be one of the following:

  • a registered charity (not sure? Check the CRA listings here),
  • a municipality in Canada,
  • a First Nation recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency as a public body performing a function of government (“qualified donee”),
  • an educational institution, and
  • the government of Canada or British Columbia.

Eligible projects must:

  • Take place between November 2019 and August 2020
  • Address a local priority or need
  • See the majority of the decisions and activities for each project (60%+) led by at least one youth aged 15-29

Apply online for $5000-$15,000 by September 18, 2019.

Whether you’re a young person with an idea or a staff member at an organization interested in youth collaboration, you can read more in the Future Launch Applicant Guide, and email to learn more about the application process.