Youth Service Grants Application

MTS Youth Service Grants (YSGs) help public school teachers and their students start local, teacher-supervised, social justice projects in communities right across Manitoba.

You and your students want to make change – and we can help with a grant of up to $1,000. Complete this application and if you have any questions, let us know.

All funds for MTS YSGs will flow directly to supervising teachers. A report including all purchases and expenditures will be due no later than 15 days after project completion.

Note: Grant funds will only be released upon receipt of report and receipts.


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Within 90 days of start date.
Please describe your project in detail. Be sure to include: How many people will your project help? How many student team members will run the project? Where will your project take place?


To be eligible each grant must:

  • Be led and created by K-12 youth from any public school in Manitoba – under the guidance of their teacher(s).
  • Be self-initiated.
  • Start and finish in 90 days or fewer.
  • Have a positive impact on the community.
  • Have a service component or activity.
  • Be documented with reasonable frequency on social media.
  • Be summarized in a final report within 15 days of project completion – with receipts from all purchases.
  • Be carried out safely by following all Manitoba public health guidelines and policies specific to your school division.

The project cannot:

  • Solely be a fundraiser or generate profit for the students hosting the project or an organization.
  • Charge a fee/ticket or request mandatory donations to access the project.
  • Pay an honorarium to youth or their family members or the core volunteer team.
  • Be affiliated with a political party (all projects must be non-partisan).
  • Use funds to cover purchase prior to project approval.

Applicants must:

  • Identify an issue, propose a solution and implement with their communities.
  • Agree to provide regular social media updates on the project’s progress.
  • Donate any equipment bought for use during the project to your school or a community organization after the project is finished.
  • Submit a mandatory report, including expense receipts to The Manitoba Teachers’ Society within 15 days of completing your project.

Note: Grant funds will only be released upon receipt of report and receipts.