The LGBTQ Youth Initiative is looking to support initiatives, activities, and/or projects by and for LGBTQ youth in Toronto. Some examples of activities include making something (such as a video, pamphlet, comic, or poster), facilitating a workshop, hosting a discussion, organizing an event, planning an action, etc. It can be anything that supports LGBTQ youth! Selected projects will be provided with up to $1000 as well as practical support from LGBTQ Youth Initiative staff, youth advisory committee members, and collaborative partners.
-Initiative, activity, or project led by and for LGBTQ youth aged 26 and under
-Individuals and grassroots groups are eligible
-Projects must be located in Toronto
-Project budgets can be up to $1000
-Support can be either for an entire project or to benefit an existing initiative (for example, to provide ASL interpretation at an event)
-We will prioritize initiatives that are unique and that meet the needs of LGBTQ youth
-Funds must be used within one year of being received
-Recipients are expected to provide a short report on how the funds were spent and on the outcome of the initiative, activity or project
-We particularly welcome applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), Muslim, newcomer, transfeminine, undocumented, consumers/survivors of mental health systems, and disabled youth.
Application Process and Deadline for Submissions
To apply, provide a written, one page submission. This doesn’t have to be very formal! Feel free to write in point form notes and be yourself. Please tell us about yourself and your project idea, including how your idea will benefit other LGBTQ youth. Please also include a proposed budget, using this template: http://bit.ly/2o48Ttf.
Please submit proposals and questions to Anna Penner at email@example.com by June 9, 2017. Let us know if you need any support writing your application! If your project is shortlisted, we will invite you to meet with us in mid-June.
*This includes youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, trans, intersex, queer, two-spirit, genderqueer, asexual, and other minority sexual or gender identities.
The LGBTQ Youth Initiative is led by Planned Parenthood Toronto in collaboration with Sherbourne Health Centre, LGBT Youth Line, The 519 Church Street Community Centre, Gender-Based Violence Prevention Office, Toronto District School Board, Central Toronto Youth Services, Griffin Centre and Egale Canada. It aims to create stronger, more integrated, and better aligned support system for LGBTQ youth in Toronto.
The LGBTQ Youth Initiative has been made possible through the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.