We empower the next generation of #EcoHeroes by providing micro-grants to youth-led and youth-targeted environmental projects and initiatives in Alberta. The Emerald Educational Engagement Grant (EEEG) program provides up to $750 to dream projects inspired by the Emerald Documentary Series.
Emerald Educational Engagement Grant (EEEG) APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. WE WILL REOPEN OUR YOUTH GRANT PROGRAMS IN EARLY FALL 2020.
How to participate in EEEG
Step 1: Complete the Expression of Interest form. This must be approved by the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF) before moving to Step 2.
Step 3: Pitch an environmental project to the AEF inspired by something you saw in the Emerald Documentary Series. If your pitch is accepted, you will be provided with $750 to make it happen.
Step 4: Once your project is complete, submit a follow-up report to tell us how it went.
- Pitches must be submitted by a group. Individuals are not eligible for funding.
- Participants must be 25 years of age or younger.
- Participants and projects must be based in Alberta, Canada.
- Pitches must be for environmental projects inspired by the Emerald Documentary Series, and as such, must positively impact the environment.
- Participants must submit a follow-up report within three months of the project’s acceptance date.
- EEEG applications are currently closed. We will reopen our youth grant programs in September 2020.
You must be notified by the AEF that your expression of interest has been approved before moving onto step 2.
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.
- The AEF reserves the ability to decline a project if it does not meet the criteria and intention of the EEEG program, even after an expression of interest has been approved.
The AEF strives to distribute a total of 30 grants this year through the EEEG program.
Applicants are only eligible for one grant per granting period.