Call for Applications for RBC After School
Application deadline, March 15, 2013
TORONTO, January 21, 2013 - RBC today announced its
call for grant applications for the 2013-14 school year. The
RBC After School Project is offering up to $2.8 million in
grants to fund first-time and renewed grant recipients. Applications
are now available online.
"Strong after school programs can bridge the gap between
school and home by allowing students to get involved in a
variety of activities where they have the chance to shine,"
said Shari Austin, vice-president, Corporate Citizenship,
RBC. "Our continuing investment in education not only
helps children, but also strengthens families, enriches our
communities and builds the intellectual capital we need to
ensure the future of our country."
The grants are awarded by regional community panels made
up of experts in the fields of youth and education. Each organization
must offer structured, supervised activities in an environment
that provides what RBC has termed the "3 S's": safety,
social skills and self-esteem. RBC After School Project 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 Friday, March 15, 2013, and grant recipients
will be advised by Monday, June 3, 2013.
To qualify for a grant, after school programs should offer
structured, supervised activities five days a week and include
a variety of programs such as computer instruction, sports,
literacy, music and art lessons, nutrition guidance, and help
Since 1999, RBC has funded after school programs with over
$27 million through 951 grants to 248 different organizations
which have helped more than 29,000 children across Canada.
RBC After School Project applications can be downloaded from
the RBC After School Project
The RBC After School Project is a multi-year philanthropic
commitment to support community-based organizations that provide
programs for children and youth aged six to 17 with structured,
supervised activities that enhance safety, social skills and
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Charities looking for information about the grants program
RBC Foundation, 416 974-6717