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Apply now for City of toronto's identify 'n impact youth grant program!

Updated: May 1, 2023

Do you have a passion for improving your community? Are you a youth-led group (ages 15-29) with a great idea that needs funding? The City of Toronto’s Identify ‘N Impact (INI) Grant Program continues to support emerging (new, small, grassroots) youth-led groups.

The application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 5th, 2023 at 12pm (noon) Learn more and apply here!

The purpose of the Identify ‘N Impact Grant Program is to:

  • Help promote youth engagement and community safety in the City of Toronto

  • Support youth to turn ideas into action

  • Support emerging (new, small, grassroots) youth-led groups and collaborative youth-led networks

  • Motivate and encourage Most Vulnerable People (MVP) youth to become involved in their communities


Your group is eligible to apply if it:

  • Is youth-led and includes at least three or more youth, ages 15 to 29 years old.

  • Is based in Toronto (use the Find Your Neighbourhood tool to find out which neighbourhood you live in).

  • Is a non-profit that is proposing project activities that will run in Toronto only (Unless specifically for Indigenous-based cultural activities outside of Toronto as per the City of Toronto Grants Policy)

For the INI grant program, a group is considered “youth-led” if the following criteria are met:

  • A majority of the group’s leadership are youth between the ages of 15 to 29 years old.

  • The group makes decisions about its activities independent from any other community organization.

  • Youth are the leaders in the project planning/design, management and delivery.

Info Sessions

These virtual sessions will explore the basics of preparing a grant application for the upcoming INI deadline, breaking down the main components of the application and grant guidelines including the proposal, work-plan and budget, and will provide tips for creating a clear and concise application. Click the links below to register:


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