Funding $$ : UofA series part 3
It can be hard for students to find funding for their environmental projects in Alberta, but there are some great initiatives they can turn to!
For example, through a Youth Environmental Engagement Grant, Innovate High School was able to run Green Career fairs. This career fair allowed for students to learn about the kinds of green job — in fields like renewables, energy efficiency, and sustainable development — that exist in Alberta and across Canada. The students organized the event, made shirts and provided door prizes for students coming into the fair. This is just one example of the funding that students can receive to enhance and grow their projects.
Here are three grants available to students who want to make a difference:
Youth Environmental Engagement Grants (YEEG)
The Alberta Emerald Foundation gives a grant of up to $500 to young Albertans (25 and under) to support their environmental projects and ideas. The foundation aims to allocate over 100 grants a year.
This grant is solely dedicated to funding and furthering the efforts of fantastic youth projects across the province. This grant is available all year round and funds tons of projects which can be found here.
Deadlines: Open August, can apply all year around.
For more information:
Edmonton Community Funding Grants:
The Edmonton Community Foundation has grants to fund the projects of young people from around Edmonton. The activity or project must be organized, initiated, and led by Edmontonians between 13-24.
Fund: Grants range from $500 up to $3,000
Deadlines: February 15 (for projects beginning after April 1); May 15 (for projects beginning after July 1)
For more information: https://ecfgrants.getopenfield.com/young-edmonton-grants-2014/?platform=hootsuite
Shell Enhanced Learning Fund (SELF)
This is a grant for University of Alberta students who work on projects that have a focus on sustainable energy, the environment, and the economy.
Fund: $1,500 for individuals and $3,000 for groups
Deadlines: October 15 (for projects between January 1 and June 30); April 15 (for projects between July 1 and December 31)
For more information: