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RBC Future Launch Community Challenge


RBC Future Launch Community Challenge

Today’s problems need more than yesterday’s solutions. We need bold new thinking to help meet the challenges of the future.

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is a call to action for youth, and the opportunity to bring young leaders to the decision-making table as we build strong and vibrant communities for the future.


The Golden & District Community Foundation is pleased to host the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, and to make up to $15,000 available to youth-led projects in Golden and area A.

These projects will answer one central question:

“What is your boldest idea
to respond to an urgent local need?”

By applying for a grant and bringing a local project to life, youth will have opportunities to lead, learn new skills, gain experience, and build relationships in their local communities — all things that will help them prepare for the future of work.

To learn more about eligible projects and how to apply, download the Applicant Guide.

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is made possible thanks to support from the RBC Foundation, and is part of RBC Future Launch, a commitment to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow.

Who can apply for a grant?

Youth and organizations are invited to team up to submit an application to the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge. All eligible applications will be submitted by a partnership between youth, aged 15 - 29, and a registered charity partner.

what projects are eligible?

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge will consider funding requests from youth-led projects that respond to an urgent local need.

When developing project ideas, applicants are encouraged to experiment with new ideas and to build relationships between community members.

what does youth-led mean?

To be considered eligible, youth, aged 15 - 29, will lead the creation, design, and/or implementation of the project. As a guide, eligible projects will see the majority of the decisions and activities for each project (60%+) led by youth.

what is an ‘urgent local need’?

Projects may focus on a wide diversity of local priorities, which could include:

  • Environment

  • Food security

  • Employment

  • Learning

  • Health

  • Wellness

  • Inclusion

  • Belonging

  • Reconciliation and restoration

when can eligible projects take place?

November 2019 - August 2020

When can we apply?

Applications will be accepted until September 18, 2019.