Andrea Senft is chair of the community grants committee at Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Photoart by Simpson)

Andrea Senft is chair of the community grants committee at Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Photoart by Simpson)

Abbotsford Community Foundation offers grants for youth projects

Money is part of RBC Future Launch Community Challenge

Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) has joined the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, making up to $15,000 available to youth-led projects that address diverse and urgent local priorities.

The challenge enables young people ages 15 to 29 to apply for funding to support their ideas that address urgent community priorities.

“This is incredibly exciting,” says Baneet Braich of B. Braich Videography, who has produced numerous promotional videos for the ACF.

“Youth are facing pressures on many fronts, and so are our communities. We want to be part of creative solutions that enhance equity, sustainability and fairness that help lay the groundwork for a brighter future.”

Within the next year, ACF will also bring youth and community members together for a “Vital Conversation” community dialogue focused on creating a better future together.

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge involves 150 communities across Canada making grants and learning opportunities available to youth-led initiatives.

“We are excited to offer this opportunity in partnership with RBC to support and engage the youth in Abbotsford, “ said Andrea Senft, chair of the community grants committee at ACF.

“We believe that the youth in our community are the true change agents of Abbotsford. We can’t wait to see the project come to fruition. “

Grant applications will be accepted from now until Sept. 18. Visit flchallenge.defioa.io or abbotsfordcf.org for more information on how to apply.

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