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RBC After School Grants Project

The RBC After-School Grants Project offers funding to programs that provide a range of structured, supervised activities for K-12 students in the critical hours after the school day ends.

Grant Guidelines

The RBC After-School Grants Project focuses on programs that: 

  • Improve academic achievement of students;
  • Increase students’ self-esteem through skill development activities rather than free play time;
  • Reinforce basic social skills such as cooperation, team-building and conflict resolution to help youth begin to develop workplace competencies; 
  • Focus on activities such as mentoring, tutoring, literacy education, music and art lessons, computer instruction and homework help;
  • Encourage and develop partnerships between home, schools and the community;
  • Are financially accessible with no or very low participation fees;
  • Provide a safe environment;
  • Assist at-risk or underserved communities.

Funding Criteria

Preference will be given to community-based organizations with multiple program partners and volunteers and that have broad participant appeal within a community. 

  • After school programs must operate five days per week, Monday through Friday inclusive.
  • The majority of participants must attend the program Monday through Friday throughout the school year.
  • Programming must be provided in the after school hours from the close of the regular classroom schedule until at least 5:00 pm.
  • RBC After-School Grants may not be used to fund morning, lunch, evening or weekend programs.
  • Organizations may deliver programs in multiple locations, but funding will be directed to only one program location.
  • After school programs must begin no later than October.
  • Organizations must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion and must actively respect cultural and other differences in program participants.

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