United Way Perth-Huron relaunches Youth in Action Grants

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After a year off due to the pandemic, United Way Perth-Huron is relaunching their Youth in Action Grants.

In a release, UWPH says the program is for 14 to 25-year-olds who have ideas on addressing youth issues in Huron and Perth counties. The grants supply youth with up to $1,000 to implement and develop their projects that are aimed at helping their peers and tackling many different kinds of issues that affect youth in their communities. Previous grant recipients have initiated projects tackling things like mental health, social connection, peer mentoring and anti-bullying efforts.

Applicants must be 14 to 25 and the project must clearly engage youth in Huron and Perth. There must also be a trustee over the age of 25 involved. Applications open September 13. Details regarding criteria and timelines are available at perthhuron.unitedway.ca.

“UWPH is happy to be able to offer Youth Grants again this year,” says UWPH Director of Governance and Community Impact Megan Partridge. “It’s inspiring to see the projects local youth create to support their peers. We’re looking forward to reading the proposals and seeing the creative ways young people address important local issues.”