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Youth Leadership Grant

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The Town of Tillsonburg offers Youth Leadership Grants to help Tillsonburg and area youth represent Tillsonburg at a local, regional, provincial, national or international level. The Town of Tillsonburg supports these opportunities and views them as character building opportunities for our young people.

Youth who live in Tillsonburg, or participate in activities in Tillsonburg—and who represent Tillsonburg—are eligible to apply. 

Award Categories

The Youth Leadership Grant can be given in the areas for unpaid contributions in the following categories:

  • enterpreneurship
  • sports
  • visual arts
  • performance arts
  • volunteerism
  • scholarship
  • or any other area deemed appropriate by the Trustees


Application Process
Individuals must apply to be considered for the grant. If the individual is applying as part of a larger organization, the application must be accompanied with a letter of support from the organization. Funding will not be approved for expenses that have occurred before the application is reviewed. Funding will only be approved for not-for-profit opportunities. Applications will be accepted at the Tillsonburg Community Centre Customer Service Desk, located at 45 Hardy Ave.

Applications for support through this program are accepted on an ongoing basis until all of the funds have been dispersed. 

Evaluation Criteria
The Town's Special Awards Committee will review all nominations, giving consideration to:
  • The length and impact of service;
  • The uniqueness of the nominee's efforts;
  • The extent to which the nominee supports and involves other people;
  • The challenges and/or barriers the nominee has overcome in order to contribute.
Application Form