Youth Engaging Our Community on Global Issues
UPDATE: We have chosen a recipient of the Global Change Makers Grant. Stay tuned for updates about next year’s grant. Click here to find out more about the public engagement grant winners.
The purpose of the Youth Global Change Makers Grant is to provide the financial means for youth to challenge our community on local-global issues through creative public engagement activities. These activities must teach the community about one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals OR one of the three CIDA priority themes. It is strongly encouraged to have more than one-time activity – the public must gain a deeper understanding of the global issue being presented by the youth group. This grant is not to be used for a fundraising activity.
- $1200 grant is offered to youth ages 11-18 (grades 7 – 12)
- TEAMS – teams must consists of 2 -30 youth, such as school teams or youth clubs
- COMMUNITY PARTNERS – each team must have an associated community partner who will act as mentor for the overall project (ex. a school, club or church)
- TIME – selected team must be able to complete all public engagement activities between February 1, 2013 to February 28, 2013 and give written and financial reports to the grant organizers by March 8, 2013
- THEMES – proposal must address one of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) OR one of the three priority themes of the Canadian International Development Agency
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – to include a diverse audience both in-person and online
- VIDEO – $1000 is offered to hire a local videographer to create a 3-4 minute video production of the public engagement activities and/or planning process
- SOCIAL MEDIA – must use social media tools as part of the public engagement project
- FEEDBACK – required from people involved in the project (ex. survey after an event)
- REPORT – written report required for grant organizers by March 8, 2013
Click here for the complete proposal application form.
NEW Deadline: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at midnight.
*Expression of Interest no longer required.
- Kamloops Global Awareness Network (KGAN)
- British Columbia Council for Cooperation (BCCIC)
- Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Leigh-Anne Larsen, KGAN Project Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org