Emerald Youth Grants

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.


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How to apply

  1. Binge-watch or listen to the Emerald Documentary SeriesWhat On EARTH Can We Do? Podcast, or Emerald Speakers Series.
  2. Participate in conversations with the support of our study guides.
  3. Pitch your inspired environmental project on Submittable using this form.
  4. If your pitch is accepted, you will be sent the first $500 to launch your project.
  5. Once your project is complete, submit a follow-up report to tell us how it went and receive the remaining $250.

Submit your pitch today!

Please note

  • 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.
2019 Emerald Grant Recipient: Enviro Rangers

2019 Emerald Youth Grant Recipient: Enviro Rangers