The AEF's Emerald Youth Grant program empowers students and youth (under 25) to make their dream environmental projects a reality.
How to apply
- Binge-watch or listen to the Emerald Documentary Series, What On EARTH Can We Do? Podcast, or Emerald Speakers Series.
- Participate in conversations with the support of our study guides.
- Pitch your inspired environmental project using this form.
- If your pitch is accepted, you will be sent the first $500 to launch your project.
- Once your project is complete, submit a follow-up report to tell us how it went and receive the remaining $250.
- Only group projects are eligible for funding. Individuals will not be approved.
- Applicants are only eligible for one grant per granting period. There are two granting periods per year: Fall (August-December) and Spring (January–June).
- The AEF strives to distribute a total of 30 grants per year through the Emerald Youth Grants program.
- Funds are distributed in two amounts: $500 upfront when your environmental project pitch is approved. The remaining $250 will be distributed once we have reviewed your final report.
- Funds are distributed via e-transfer or direct deposit.
If you have any questions about the AEF or the Emerald Youth Grants program, please visit emeraldfoundation.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.