Canadian Kindness Leaders Project Funding


Canadian Kindness Leaders Project Funding

You’ve enrolled in the Canadian Kindness Leaders program year 2, and your students have a truly GREAT project idea. And then the age old problem of funding comes up – parents are a well you’ve gone to already several times. Where do you turn?

  • Many communities have a Community Foundation, a community arts council (if you’re in BC, check out the BC Arts Council member directory), or a United Way that may have funding your project would qualify for.
  • Larger stores, particularly regional brand grocery stores or Co-ops, often have community funds for which you can apply, as so local or regional credit unions.
  • Turn your project into a self-funding social enterprise by having a paid feature that provides funds for the charitable elements (e.g. The TOMS shoes model of buy one-donate one).
  • Create a crowd-funding site and ask your parent advisory group to help spread the word.

What ideas have you had success with? What have you tried that failed, and what did you learn from the failure? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Canadian Kindness Leaders Project Ideas

As Canadian Kindness Leaders continues and expands in the 2021-22 school year, we are lucky to have great ideas of past projects schools have implemented. There are 18 projects featured on the Canadian Kindness Leaders website here: Featured Projects.

  • What might your students do this year?
    If you’re a new CKL school, what projects does your community most need?
    If you’re a returning CKL school, will you build on last year’s project, or start something new?

Please ask questions and share your experiences in the comments below.

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