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Popup Grant by Laidlaw Foundation
$5000 Grant Opportunity for Youth groups and grassroots organizations in Ontario
Laidlaw Foundation, an organization that supports youth adversely impacted by, underserved and overrepresented in the justice, education, and care systems, is accepting applications for its popup grant program.
About the Program
This program support projects and events created by youth that address social inequities through collective and community support. These projects include
Awareness campaigns to navigate systemic oppression, e.g., life affordability in times of inflation, mental health, and social insecurity, increasing ODSP and Ontario Works rates, etc.
Advocacy efforts, e.g., lobby day, speaking with elected officials, petitions,
Community networks to feed vulnerable members such as food programs, community gardens, upkeeping community fridges, etc.,
Educational campaigns to encourage employers and job hubs like Charity Village to post salaries and hourly wages in job postings,
Collective advocacy and policy efforts around renovictions and tenant protections,
Projects addressing affordable housing,
Programs supporting Queer and Trans youth to access gender-affirming care
Concerted efforts to support mutual aid requests and more.
Projects should adhere to current and most up-to-date provincial health and safety guidelines.
Up to CAD$5000 of Grant Funds to cover project activities, project materials, administrative costs, salaries, and honoraria expenses.
The eligibility criteria include
Youth-led groups, organizations, and/or visionaries between the ages of 14-30. These can be new grassroots groups, collectives, incorporated nonprofits, or charitable organizations,
All activities should take place in Ontario or be Ontario-focused,
Project length should be from 3-6 months,
The project must address social insecurity.
Priority is given to Black-led, Indigenous-led, Two-Spirit, Queer, and Trans-led initiatives
You can view additional information on the program, such as the eligible expenses and ineligible programs, here.
HOW TO APPLY
For more information on the grant program, view the original article on the Laidlaw website. Click the button below to navigate the site, log into their secure portal, and submit your application.
The deadline for this grant program is not available at this time. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will end when all funds are disbursed.
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