The City of Toronto is currently accepting applications for the Youth Climate Action Grants to provide funding to Toronto District School Board (TDSB) student-led projects, activities and events.
The grant will provide funding to projects, activities and events that:
- Educate and engage students, families and/or community members on climate change and climate actions
- Help reduce of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Toronto
- Advance the principles, priorities and actions of the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy
This program is a partnership between the City and Toronto District School Board (TDSB).
- Grant funding up to $1,000 is available.
- Proposed projects must:
- be created and delivered by TDSB students;
- satisfy an objectives of the grant program:
- educate and engage students, families and/or community members on climate change and climate actions; and/or
- reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Toronto.
- take place only in the city of Toronto;
- satisfy TDSB rules, including approved educational programming partners; and
- have all necessary TDSB approvals and permission from the school Principal.
- Examples of eligible projects include:
- workshops, demonstrations and group activities provided by TDSB approved environmental partners.
- education campaigns (e.g., waste reduction, energy conservation, active transportation)
- repair events (e.g., bikes, clothing, electronics)
- exchange or swap events (e.g., clothing, books, toys, sports equipment)
- activities that enhance the existing school curriculum
- educational videos
- guest speakers
- educational field trips specific to the grant objectives (must be a shared cost)
- virtual learning
- community climate events.
- social media campaigns
- sustainable transportation events (e.g., bike rodeos, idle-free vehicle blitz)
- school ground revitalizations (e.g., food gardens, outdoor classrooms).
Student-led groups consisting of two or more TDSB students from grades JK to 12 are eligible to apply. A TDSB staff member must serve as the project supervisor.
- Student-led group can include:
- classroom projects
- school clubs and teams
- student councils
- student groups that partner with parent councils
- student-teacher collaborations
- Ineligible applicants include:
- individual students
- teachers (without student collaboration)
- multiple groups from the same classroom
- principals and vice-principals
- TDSB Facility Services, Administration and Trustees
- for-profit businesses
- grant making organizations
- TDSB approved vendors
- community organizations
- registered charitable organizations and/or non-profit environmental organizations
- school groups allied with political parties
For more information, visit City of Toronto.