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FAQ: LEVEL Youth Granting

LEVEL Youth Granting is now open and accepting applications until September 10, 2018. This grant is intended for qualified organizations and charities in B.C. that want to create opportunities for Indigenous and racialized immigrant and refugee young people in staff leadership and board governance.

Below, we’ve answered the five most frequently asked questions we’ve received. If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, check out the Call for Proposals and the Application Guide, or email level@vancouverfoundation.ca.

  1. How do I apply?
    Vancouver Foundation has a two-step application process. The first step is to submit a Letter of Intent which includes a brief proposal to determine basic suitability. You can start your application by visiting our website. The deadline is September 10, 2018. Organizations will then be short-listed and invited to submit a full proposal by October 23, 2018. 
     
  2. Can I apply for LEVEL Youth Granting if I’ve applied for a Systems Change or PAR grant this year or have received grants in the past?
    Yes, you can still apply for LEVEL Youth Granting if you’ve already applied for a grant or have received one in the past, as long as the proposed project fits within the scope of the program.
     
  3. What if I don’t have a charitable number? Can I partner with another organization?
    If you don’t have a charitable number, you can partner with an intermediary qualified organization--as long as it’s a qualified donee--to apply for LEVEL Youth Granting (regardless of whether they have received or applied for other Vancouver Foundation grants). We encourage you to explore your existing relationships and identify organizations that are currently carrying out similar work.
     
  4. Do I have to be a youth-serving organization?
    No, the LEVEL Youth Granting is open to any organization in the non-profit and charitable sectors in B.C. that want to foster youth leadership by creating employment and/or governance leadership opportunities for Indigenous and racialized immigrant and refugee young people.
     
  5. What’s the difference between Develop Grants and Test Grants?
    Develop Grants (up to $10K) are short-term grants intended to support non-profit and charitable organizations in generating ideas for practice or policy changes that build leadership capacity for Indigenous and racialized immigrant and refugee youth. These types of projects typically complete within six months. Test Grants (up to $50K) enable non-profit and charitable organizations to test those ideas and learn what works. These types of projects typically complete within 12 to 18 months.
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