Grants to Youth Organizations

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GTYO provides project-based funding to community-based youth or youth-serving organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador for projects that:

  • Engage youth in activities that encourage skill, knowledge, and leadership development so that they may positively contribute to their community, region or province;
  • Enhance partnerships and collaboration; and,
  • Fill a gap in services.

Applicants should clearly demonstrate in their application how their project meets the above criteria.

Applications will be assessed by an internal evaluation committee that will also take into consideration pertinent factors such as the number of youth served, clarity of project outcomes, geographic coverage within the province, innovation of the proposal, alignment with regional needs, and alignment with government’s strategic objectives.

How to Apply

The application period for Grants to Youth Organizations has now closed for 2019-20. Thank you for your interest in our program.

Grant Amounts

The GTYO program has $451,500 in available funding. Successful GTYO applicants can receive up to $50,000 in funding for their projects.


GTYO funding is not available for the following:

  • Projects whose sole or primary purpose is to fund travel.

As GTYO is for projects led by community-based youth or youth-serving organizations, applications from individuals will not be considered.

Further, as GTYO is project-based, the following expenses are ineligible:

  • Administration
  • Payroll expenses unrelated to the specific project
  • Utilities
  • Rent
  • Honoraria

Please Note

  • Disbursement of GTYO funds in any given year is dependent on the number, variety and quality of applications received.
  • An organization that was successful in receiving funding for a project in one year may not necessarily be successful in receiving the same level of funding or any funding in future years, even if the project is the same or similar.
  • As GTYO is an application-driven program, no decisions are made about which organizations will receive funding or how much funding successful applicants will receive until all applications have been received and assessed.
  • Organizations that received funding in 2018-19 are not eligible to be considered for funding in 2019-20 until final reports for 2018-19 have been submitted to the satisfaction of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Successful applicants will be notified via email and will be required to sign and return a standard contract outlining specific reporting and other requirements. All payments will be electronic.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified by letter sent to the email address provided on the application.
  • Applications must be submitted on or before the deadline of July 5, 2019. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from consideration – all sections must be completed.

For further information:

Public Engagement & Planning Division