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What is the Youth Creativity Fund?

The Youth Creativity Fund fosters creative confidence by connecting creative ideas, designed by students, with donations from people passionate about seeing youth creativity flourish. After all: creative confidence is built through having the opportunity to try, experiment, fail… and succeed.

Through the Youth Creativity Fund, grade 5-12 students in Waterloo Region can apply for microgrants of up to $1000 to pursue a creative learning project.

How you can applyHow you can contribute

Calling all Waterloo Region youth!

See a problem? Are you ready to apply your creativity towards solving it? We want to help by giving you up to $1000 to try out your idea.

Your effort towards solving it could change the world, solve a personal problem or simply satisfy your curiosity. We don't care. What we care about is giving you the chance to apply your creativity towards solving whatever problem you choose. We're here to help (thanks to the donations of people who are cheering you on).

All Waterloo Region youth in grades 5 through 12 qualify to apply.

Even better? We always want to say yes! If we can't, we'll give you tips to try again.

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Idea by Idea. Creativity built Waterloo Region.

Now it’s time to support our youth and inspire the next generation of ideas.

Creativity is baked into every child. Many lose touch with it as they get older. The Youth Creativity Fund challenges them to connect with their creativity by applying it towards solving a problem they identify. We provide the funds to try out their idea and they report back what they learned.

Funds for the Youth Creativity Fund come from people like you who want to demonstrate to the next generation that we care about them and believe in their future. By supporting the Youth Creativity Fund, you:

  • Let our youth know they belong and are valued members of our community

  • Help them develop confidence in themselves and realize they are creative

  • Contribute to a culture of creativity that makes Waterloo Region a great place to live, work and play.


Invest in youth creativity

Contact [email protected] to chat about a major investment.