Youth neighbourhood development grant applications due soon

Grant to amplify community

The City of Kelowna is reminding all teens that the Youth Development and Engagement Grant application is due soon.

The grant of up to $1,000 is used to support Kelowna’s youth - aged 13-19 - looking to work with their neighbours to enhance the community.

“We’re encouraging youth to find creative ways to build social connections between neighbours safely and in alignment with Provincial Health Orders,” said Tanya Sletten, Community Development Coordinator.

"Many people are experiencing social isolation as a result of the pandemic and we recognize the importance of community projects to help neighbours connect safely."

Previously, teens have helped enhance their neighbourhood by adding a free little pantry for a local shelter, garden box installations at a local retirement home and an Evening of the Arts event showcasing local talent.

The Youth Development and Engagement Grant is funded through the City’s Strong Neighbourhoods program.

The program provides financial support, mentorship and guidance for youth to develop and implement projects that contribute to their neighbourhoods’ vitality.

Applications are due by email on Jan. 17 or for more information about the grant visit the city's website.

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