Do you see a problem? Any problem. Big or small. 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.
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.
Scroll through these videos to see examples of creativity in action, or check out our resources for more support!
The first groups of students to participate in the Youth Creativity Fund reflect on how they grew their creative confidence through the microgrants donated by businesses and organizations in Waterloo Region.
From the Blue Box program, to IMAX, to Blackberry, learn about how major innovations grew from small ideas here in Waterloo Region. The next big creation could come from you!
Learn how Grade 12 student Syed applied his creativity to help his aging grandparents.
As part of a pitch for the Technovation competition, Leya Oommen and Ellen Brisley created an app to help with disaster aid, building a more efficient way for organizations and donors to coordinate aid in the aftermath of a natural disaster.