United Way Simcoe Muskoka | Youth Grants | United Way Simcoe Muskoka
The Youth United Grant Program supports youth projects that foster innovative ideas that address community issues & support youth leadership locally. Join today.
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Youth United Grant Program

How would YOU make your community
a better place?

How would YOU make your community a better place? United Way Simcoe Muskoka is looking for young leaders in our community to be a part of our Youth Council. And we’re providing youth grants of up to $1500.00 to help fund original programs.

Our youth leadership programs need imaginative youth aged 14 to 24 to not only come up with original programs to help the community, but also be the ones who drive them to success.

Some of the youth projects we’ve helped in the past include:

  • Home Alone Safety Workshop For Youth With Hearing Loss
  • Anxiety-Reducing Workshops
  • Children’s Mental Health Day
  • Special Olympics Wants You!
  • Zumba Lunch
  • Sports Drop In
How Do I Get Involved?

Click here to download our application. Once you decide on how you would help your community, pitch us your idea!

From there, these are the dates you need to remember:

  • All applications must be in prior to  [2018 date TBA]
  • We will review all applications from  [2018 date TBA] to [2018 date TBA]
  • We will make our decision and contact applicants by [2018 date TBA]

You can look through Youth Council Frequently Asked Questions here.

Youth Grants | Past Recipients

Fitness for Health
Barrie Community Health Centre

6 week program for transitional aged youth to develop healthy life skills + choices to be held at Allandale Rec Centre – summer


Sports Unlimited
Youth Haven + Community Wholeness Centre

Free sports drop program for Gr. 6-8 at CWC – summer


Youth Food Justice Program
Simcoe Alternative Secondary School (SCDSB) + Farm To Table

Community meals organized by youth with Farm to Table and Good Food Box to learn about local, healthy + affordable food choices


Community + Client Lunch
Lighthouse Soup Kitchen + Shelter

Monthly community lunches for clients, volunteers and local community – Summer 2017


Special Olympics Volunteer Recruitment
Special Olympics w. Eastview Secondary School (SCDSB) + St. Joseph’s High School (SMCSB)

Events to be held at Eastview in June + St. Joe’s in the fall to recruit new youth volunteers


SANE Children’s Mental Health Day (Students Advocating Non Violence Everywhere)
Collingwood Collegiate Institute (SCDSB) + local elementary schools

Half day program focusing on youth wellness with Gr. 8 students from feeder schools – May.


Entrepreneurial Adventure
Georgian Bay District Secondary School (SCDSB)

GBDSS business students to partner with local businesses to sell chocolates to create better awareness of youth mental health needs + services in North Simcoe. Money to be reinvested in program for 2018. – Spring 2017


Youth United is proudly supported by RBC Future Launch