Provincial government aims to support youth with grant system

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Applications have opened for 2014 Grants to Youth Organizations.

Newfoundland and Labrador

In a release, the provincial government announced these grants are available to youth centres and leadership organizations that help young people focus on self-reliance, leadership and citizen development.

“Our young people are the future of Newfoundland and Labrador. By investing in youth-based organizations which provide important tools and learning opportunities for young people, we are working together to ensure the next generation of residents have the supports, skills and confidence they need to become leaders in their communities,” said Steve Kent, the minister responsible for the office of public engagement.

There are two types of grants available to centres and organizations. First, there are special project grants that provide funding for the provision of a specific service or event.

Then, there are program grants, which make a contribution to support the development and delivery of new or existing organizational programs.

Either way, applications will be assessed based upon the purpose and structure of a program or activity, the degree to which the effort will effectively engage youth and the likelihood an initiative will address a gap in a community service.

“With the help of Grants to Youth Organizations, we can ensure that the opportunities we offer for children, youth and their families continue, particularly for children who are at risk,” said Melissa Slaney-Rose, resource development coordinator for the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John’s.

Over 29,000 young people benefit annually from programs and services delivered through Grants to Youth Organizations.

For more information or apply visit www.ope.gov.nl.ca or call 709-729-6890.

Deadline for applications is May 9.

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Fred
    April 21, 2014 - 09:44

    Yup its called welfare.