Call for Applications for the RBC After-School Grants Project
Deadline to apply is March 4, 2011
TORONTO, January 24, 2011— RBC today announced
its call for grant applications for the 2011-2012 school year
as the RBC After-School Grants Project is offering more than
$2 million in grants to fund first-time and renewed grant
The grants are awarded by regional community panels made
up of experts in the fields of youth and education. Each organization
should have a mandate to keep students in grades K-12 safe
as well as positively engaged through an enriched curriculum
after their classes end each day. RBC After-School grants
of up to $40,000 are provided by the RBC Foundation to programs
in at-risk or underserved communities. The deadline for funding
applications is March 4, 2011, and grant recipients will be
advised by June 2011.
"Research has shown that participation in after-school
programs helps students enhance their academic performance,
improve social skills and motivate them to excel in school,"
said Shari Austin, executive director, RBC Foundation. "We
are looking to fund the best after school programs in the
country that help bridge the gap between schoolwork and homework
and offer students an opportunity to participate in a wide-range
of other activities that help build self-esteem and confidence."
To qualify for a grant, after-school programs should offer
structured, supervised activities five days a week and focus
on offering a variety of activities, such as, computer instruction,
sports, literacy tutoring, music and art lessons, nutrition
guidance, and help with homework.
RBC has been funding after-school programs since 1999, with
over $22 million through 750 grants to 212 different organizations
that have helped more than 24,000 children. RBC After-School
Grant applications can be downloaded from www.rbc.com/afterschool.
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