Youth Climate Action Fund Now Accepting Applications

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The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that the Youth Climate Action Fund is now accepting applications.  

Youth-led climate initiatives are eligible for microgrants worth between $1,500 and $6,000. These projects can be implemented in any community within the traditional Territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which includes The Blue Mountains, Grey County, Southern Georgian Bay communities, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation, Bruce County and other communities within this area. 

Projects must be led and implemented by youth between the ages of 15 and 24 and support The Blue Mountains Future Story (the Town’s sustainability plan) and/or Going Green in Grey (Grey County’s Climate Action Plan). Proposals require the support of an eligible sponsoring organization to be considered. Organizations that are looking to participate or partner with a youth applicant are encouraged to refer to the Recipient Eligibility section of the Youth Climate Action Fund website.

Applications received by or before July 8, 2024, will be considered in a first round of evaluations. Applications received after July 8 will be considered in a second round that will close on August 12, 2024. Successful projects will be announced on August 26, 2024, with all projects to be completed by December 31, 2024.

The Town is also seeking applications, in the form of letters of interest, from members of the public to fill two vacancies on the Town of The Blue Mountains Youth Climate Action Fund Project Team. All applications should be submitted no later than Friday, June 21, 2024, at 1:00 p.m.

For more information, including submission guidelines, eligibility criteria and funding details, visit theYouth Climate Action Fund page on the Town’s Website or contact: 

Nicholas Cloet
Sustainability Coordinator
Town of The Blue Mountains
(519) 599-3131 ext. 235

About Bloomberg Philanthropies Youth Climate Action Fund:

Kickstarted at the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Innovation Studio at COP28, as a part of the Local Climate Action Summit, the Bloomberg Philanthropies Youth Climate Action Fund provides cities with the tools, techniques, and supports to leverage innovation approaches that invite and foster robust youth collaboration in climate problem-solving and policymaking.

The Town of The Blue Mountains received $50,000 USD to distribute microgrants to fund youth-led climate initiatives as part of the Youth Climate Action Fund.

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