Grants of up to $15,000 for youth

The Nanaimo Foundation is providing grants of up to $15,000 to youth for projects that address local priorities—made possible by the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge.

By coming forward with their bold ideas, participating youth will gain experience, skills, relationships, and learning opportunities to help prepare them for the communities, workplaces, and priorities of the future. To be considered eligible, youth, aged 15-29, will partner with local charitable organizations and lead the creation, design, and/or implementation of the projects that respond to an urgent local need in our community. From food security, to the environment, to health, young people know what our community needs to thrive. Now they have an opportunity to apply for funding to put those ideas into action.

Details on this opportunity can be found here: www.nanaimofoundation.com/future-launch

In the spring of 2020, the Nanaimo Foundation will also be hosting a ‘Vital Conversation’ bringing together youth and community members to talk about local priorities. Interest in participating in this community dialogue can be directed towards Laurie Bienert at laurie@nanaimofoundation.com.