The Emerald Youth Grant program empowers students and youth (under 25) to make their dream environmental projects a reality. It’s easy – first, get inspired by the Emerald Documentary Series, What On EARTH Can We Do? Podcast, or Emerald Speakers Series, then pitch your idea to us online.
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 on Submittable 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.
The Emerald Youth Grant program is closed, and will reopen for submissions in September, 2021.
- Only group projects are eligible for funding. Individuals will not be approved.
- Projects must be based in Alberta, Canada, and involve people who are 25 years of age or under.
- The AEF distributes a maximum 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.