Government of Yukon
10/01/19 11:59 PM - For funding $501 to $5,000; For funding $500 and under, apply any time.
Grants of up to $500 and grants ranging from $501 to $5,000 to Yukon nonprofit organizations, government agencies, First Nations governments, and schools for short-term projects that benefit marginalized youth. Funding is intended for activities that offer recreational and social opportunities, promote strong self-esteem, and encourage the development or positive lifestyle choices. The Fund supports projects aimed at youth 18 and under with fewer opportunities or who experience a form of discrimination.
“Marginalized youth” refers to youth who are typically afforded fewer opportunities or who experience a form of discrimination. This usually involves girls/boys or young women/men in one or more of the following groups:
-Youth with disabilities
-Youth from rural communities
-Youth from a small ethnic or cultural group
-Youth from a low social or economic background
-Youth exposed to substance abuse, violence, conflict and/or the justice system
-LGBTQ2 youth (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, 2 Spirited)
Common project themes include:
-Youth leadership development and training initiatives
-Substance abuse prevention
-Skill development programs
-Recreation and physical activities
-Reduction or prevention of bullying
Every YIF project is unique. To ensure a good change of receiving funding, projects should include as many of following items as possible:
-Create social and recreational opportunities for youth
-Promote self-esteem and positive self-image among youth
-Promote leadership, skill development and training
-Promote employment and educational opportunities for youth
-Encourage the development of positive lifestyle choices
-Have youth play a meaningful part in the planning and running of the project
-Build bridges between youth and adults in the community
-Involve a variety of people, support and resources from the community and add to what the community already has going for it
-Projects that use Yukon people and resources are given priority
-Preference is given to projects that operate out of school time
For eligible uses of funding, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 180266
Requests of up to $500 may be submitted at any time.
Requests of $501 - $5,000 must be submitted by the deadline.
Spring funded projects should start mid-May or later. Fall funded projects should start mid-November or later.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Send completed application to:
Youth Investment Fund
Youth Directorate A-8Y
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6
1-800-661-0408 ext. 6771