Emerald Youth Grants

The Emerald Youth Grant (EYG) program empowers youth in Alberta to make their dream environmental projects a reality!

Grant amount: $750

Number of grants available: 30

Granting period: There are two granting periods per year: Fall (August-December) and Spring (January–June)

Eligibility requirements

  • Projects must be environmentally focused
    • Examples of previously funded projects include: community gardens, environmental education, permaculture projects, tree planting, field trips, and many more!
  • Only group projects are eligible for funding.
  • Applicants are only eligible for one grant per granting period. There are two granting periods per year: Fall (August-December) and Spring (January–June)
  • Participants in the project, excluding group leaders, must be under 25 years old
  • Projects must be completed within three months of grant approval

How to apply

  1. Binge-watch or listen to the Emerald Documentary Series, What On EARTH Can We Do? Podcast, or Emerald Speakers Series to help you get inspired and guide your project
  2. Apply for funding for your environmental project
  3. If your application is accepted, you will be sent the first $500 to help launch your project
  4. Once your project is complete, submit a follow-up report to tell us how it went and receive the remaining $250

click here to submit your application


Thank you to our sponsors who make this program possible!

The University of Calgary Garden Club turning an overgrown section of garden into a perennial food-producing ecosystem composed entirely of culturally-relevant native plants!