Are you looking for a way to engage youth to take action on local and global issues?
CAWST’s Youth Wavemakers program offers $500 seed grants to support youth taking action to address local and global water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues.
The deadline to apply for funding is November 15th.
Youth teams can choose how they want to make a difference on local and global WASH issues. We look for youth teams who have a plan to educate and engage their school and community, while also achieving impact. Click here for examples of past projects.
Youth Wavemakers offers several resources to help design a project proposal. Wavemakers asks that the following workshops are completed prior to submitting a proposal.
To qualify for funding, educators leading K-6 youth are asked to facilitate Tikho’s Story Lesson Plan. Clicking the link will take you to a page where you can download the lesson plan.
Educators leading grades 7-12 youth are asked to facilitate the How to Take Action & Make it Count workshop. Once you click on that link, start by downloading the "How to Take Action & Make it Count Educator's Guide". The workshop teaches youth about the issues, but also provides a step-by-step process to guide youth on how to create a tangible, effective project plan.
Projects are implemented between December and May, with youth teams profiled at CAWST’s annual World Water Day event held in Calgary in March. If your team is not based in Calgary we will work with you to make sure the work of your youth team is profiled!