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Grants to Ontario Youth, Youth-Led Groups, and Organizations to Address Climate Change

PopUP Grant


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Funding Source
Laidlaw Foundation
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Important Dates
Deadline: 10/06/22 12:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,500 to Ontario youth, youth-led groups, and organizations for activities addressing climate change. Funding areas of interest include advocacy, publicity campaigns, Indigenous projects, and community clean-ups. Eligible uses of funds include honoraria, salaries, administrative costs, project materials, and expenses associated with project activities.

Laidlaw Foundation is launching PopUP Grants to support projects and events created by youth that address climate change. Projects could include:

  • Knowledge mobilization and research
  • Awareness campaigns to navigate climate change, e.g., waste management PSA
  • Advocacy efforts, e.g., lobby day, speaking with elected officials, petitions
  • Indigenous initiatives protecting land, e.g., mercury poisoning in Grassy Narrows, boil-water advisories in Indigenous communities,
  • Community clean ups
  • Addressing environmental racism
  • Coordinated efforts to tackle climate change


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Youth-led groups, organizations, and/or visionaries between the ages of 14-30. These can be new grassroots groups, collectives, incorporated nonprofits, or organizations with charitable status. At least two individuals should be leading this project.

Adult allies are welcome to support and mentor the youth applying for the grant, however, young people (ages 14-29) must develop and lead the project.

Applications from unincorporated groups are welcome.

All activities should take place in Ontario or be Ontario-focused.

The PopUP Grant does not fund activities that are already taking place.

Pre-Application Information
Application Deadline: October 6, 2022, 12:00 PM.

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $2,500.

Term of Contract
Project length should be from 3-6 months (it is understood that COVID-19 might cause delays or setbacks to your timeline).

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the program, please get in touch at

Laidlaw Foundation
2 St. Clair Avenue East, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M4T 2T5

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