PopUp Fund: Amplifying Grassroots Youth Organizing and Community Building

PopUP Funding Opportunity for Youth-led Groups in Ontario

Amplifying Grassroots Youth Organizing and Community Leadership

                                                Apply by November 20th, 2017

Across Ontario, young people are taking action in real and immediate ways to improve the health and well-being of their peers, families, and communities. They are often learning by doing, and their efforts can go unnoticed or be underappreciated.  In this round of PopUP funding, we are supporting skills building in community organizing by:

  • Investing in youth organizers & youth-led groups to share your experiences, challenges and learning so that your experiences can support and inspire other young people interested in taking action
  • and/or supporting youth organizers & youth-led groups to learn from other groups and mentors that are inspiring you and will amplify your community organizing skills.

Some possible projects include: hosting learning events in your community, field trips to other communities to learn from their experiences, hosting and/or attending skills-building opportunities, digital media and communications projects that document your work, community speaks and storytelling projects that share what you are doing and learning. Be creative and tell us how you’re amplifying your work, communicating what matters to you m and deepening your knowledge about community organizing practices.


  • Are you a youth-led group (between the ages of 15-29) working in a community in Ontario?
  • Do you have a project or idea that will help you Amplify the work of young people that are stepping up in your communities and within your team, communicate your priorities and help you gain recognition for your work?
  • If so, you can apply for up to $500 to support your project.
  • Please note, you can apply on your own (it’s ok if you are a new group or informal group); or in partnership with another organization.

How to apply:

You can apply online here

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  November 20th 2017 by midnight