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micro-grants program

Canada Service Corps funding acknowledgement


What is the Youth Micro-Grants Program?

The Youth Micro-Grants Program is a program funded by Canada Service Corps designed to provide youth between the ages of 15 to 30 an opportunity to create and execute a volunteer project which benefits the community. The project must be operated by volunteers with the purpose to provide service to the community. Through this program, individuals and/or groups of youth will have a chance to receive a micro-grant of up to $2000 to initiate their desired project. It is a 9-month program in which youth will be asked to apply for and provide project proposals, design a project, participate in skill-building workshops, consult with a project advisor, and receive additional support as needed.

Grants will be awarded based on project proposals which can be submitted at any point during the 9 month program. However, in order to receive the most amount of assistance and to be able to participate in the workshops it is highly recommended for all interested candidates to submit a proposal by the first deadline. The grants awarded can range from $500-$2000 and will be awarded based on the proposal submitted.

Who Is Eligible?

In order to be eligible for the micro-grant, the participants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of application

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, be a permanent resident, or have granted refugee status in Canada

What Is The Timeline?

  • Workshops and 1-on-1 consultations will be held every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

  • 1-on-1 consultations with a project advisor will begin on August 12, 2024

  • There will be 35 weekly workshops in total

What Services Can Be Proposed?

Project proposals must fall under one of the following categories:​

  • Reconciliation

  • Building an inclusive Canada

  • Preserving the environment

  • Promoting civic and democratic engagement

  • Strengthening youth resilience

  • Potential new themes that are youth-identified

Additionally, projects must be operated by volunteers and run for a non-profit cause.

The Process?

Applications open May 23, 2024. Applications will be reviewed by the Youth Micro-Grants team, and grants will  be awarded based on applications provided.


  1. A Youth Micro-Grants team member will contact you following the submission of your application

  2. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be selected for an interview

  3. Within 5-10 business days of the interview, you will receive a final decision on your grant application

Is The 

The deadline to submit your application:

  • July 30, 2024

Additionally, applications will take 5-10 business days after submission to be processed.

What Happens
If I'm Accepted?

You'll have to:

  • sign an agreement with FCC

  • agree to follow program guidelines

  • meet a project advisor for individual consultations

  • attend a total of 12 workshops

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