The City of Toronto is accepting applications for the Youth Violence Prevention Grant to support the de-escalation of violence in priority Toronto communities. The Grant, which will be open for applications until Tuesday, April 11 at noon, will see $2.2 million in total funding allocated to approved local community agencies in priority community zones that have been identified across Toronto.
Approved applicants can receive up to $200,000 each for up to a three-year period, starting in 2023. An additional $400,000 will remain committed to the ENAGB Youth Program to continue supporting Indigenous youth via self-determined and culturally specific youth violence prevention programming in Toronto.
Youth most vulnerable to involvement in serious violence and crime (MVP youth) and those who are gang-affiliated, gang-involved and/or justice-involved are at the centre of the Youth Violence Prevention Grant. Community-led, grassroots-led programming is understood to be a highly effective way to reach MVP youth and implement violence de-escalation strategies in local communities.
To apply or learn more, please see learn more link.