Every year, United Way reviews and invests in one of three priority areas. In 2015, applications for funding will be accepted in the All That Kids Can Be priority area for programs primarily serving children and youth age 21 and younger.
While applications are welcome for programs currently funded by United Way, we also encourage applications for new and innovative programs. *NEW* All applicants with proposed programs not currently funded by United Way must submit a Program Information Form by Friday January 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before applying for funding.
Applications must demonstrate how the proposed program directly contributes to one of the following aligned outcomes and related program outcomes:
- Increasing connectedness and community involvement:
- Children and youth are caring about and getting along with others.
- Children and youth are getting involved.
- Increasing engagement in learning:
- Children and youth are learning.
- Youth are preparing for adulthood.
- Increasing emotional and physical wellbeing:
- Children and youth are making healthier choices.
- Children and youth can better handle life’s challenges.
For additional information and to determine if the proposed program is eligible for funding in this priority area, see the All That Kids Can Be Framework.
The application and related instructions are available for download here: All That Kids Can Be Application for Funding. Applications must be submitted by Friday February 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm via email to email@example.com. Hard copies will not be accepted. An email confirming receipt of the application will be issued.
For more information, contact:
- Adolescent's Family Support Services of Niagara
Postponing Parenting Till You’re Ready, St. Catharines Outreach
- Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter
ASD Summer Camp Program
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grimsby, Lincoln, West Lincoln
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Catharines-Thorold and District
Big Brother / Big Sister Program, In-School Mentoring
Child and Youth Services
- Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold
Niagara Nutrition Partners, Youth Support Worker
- Family Counselling Centre Niagara
Child Advocacy Counselling
- FORT (Foundation of Resources for Teens of West Niagara)
Emergency Shelter / Food / Clothing, Smithville FORT
- Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
B.E.S.T. (Better Emotional & Social Times), P.A.C.E.
(Parents Advocating, Children Excelling), Reading Rocks!
- MS Society of Canada - Niagara Peninsula Chapter of Hope
- Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre (CARSA Inc.)
Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP)
- Niagara Resource Service For Youth (The RAFT)
Home From School, Outreach and Youth Reconnect, Steps to Independent Living
- Scouts Canada - St. Catharines Area
Scouts Canada Core Programs
- St. John Ambulance - Lincoln County
- YMCA of Niagara
Youth Action School Programs
- YWCA Niagara Region
MS Society of Canada - Niagara Peninsula Chapter of Hope: Kidz Klub
A diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is difficult for any family, especially when there are kids involved. Kids who have a family member dealing with MS need support in order to lead healthy and productive lives.
When Shawntae and Janiya’s mom was diagnosed
with MS, they did not fully understand what that
meant and it was a confusing time. To help them
better understand what was happening, their mom
signed them up for the Kidz Klub program run
by the MS Society of Canada - Niagara Peninsula
Chapter of Hope.
The program allows them to connect with other
kids that are going through the same struggle while
learning coping strategies and gaining a better
understanding of the disease. Beyond that, the
program is just plain fun!
When we asked the girls why they like the program,
Janiya said “Kidz Klub is fun, we get to
play games, see animals, cook and
“The program staff are fun to hang out with and we
get to spend time with other kids who have a parent
with MS,” added Shawntae.