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Grant Application

Do you have a good idea that would make a difference for you and/or other youth in our community? If yes, then you can apply to YouthBank for a grant of up to $5,000 to help make it happen!

The application process is now closed.

Application Themes

This spring we have chosen the following as the focus areas for our grant giving:

  • Youth Homelessness
  • Mental Health
  • Cultural Appreciation

If your application is being considered for grant funding we will contact you to arrange an interview to take place between the dates of May 29th and June 4th. The interview will be your opportunity to talk to members of Northfield YouthBank about your good idea in more detail. After the interview and further review by our team, you will learn if your group has been selected to receive a grant. If you have any questions about the application, feel free to contact us at northfieldyouthbank@gmail.com.

Basic Grant Requirements+

  • Youth-led: This means a group of at least 3 young people have the idea, apply for the money and make it happen.
  • Clear and realistic plan to meet your goal.
  • Good value for money.
  • Has positive impact on young people in our community.
  • Addresses issues of equity within our community.
  • Each grant must use a minimum of $1,000.

Your application will be scored on the following: Quality of Idea, Value for Money, the Role of Youth, the Project’s Impact, Addressing Equity, and Group Preparedness.

Project Examples+

Some examples of possible projects in this focus area would be:

Creating opportunities for youth in Northfield to have access to necessary resources (e.g. textbooks, school supplies, clothing, personal hygiene items, etc), inviting speakers to address the branches of mental health, a chemical dependency support group, and a workshop about the various cultures present in our community.

Some of the projects YouthBank has funded in the past include: a scholarship pool for the TORCH Youth Advisory Board to distribute to youth in need of money to purchase prom tickets, movie and game nights, an LGBT+ support group, an after-school art club called The Studio, funding for a turf field at the Key, revitalizing a park by Viking Terrace, and Marnita’s Table and Red Yarn Stories events.

The more your idea fits the grant requirements, the better the chance you will have of receiving funding.