Apply For A Grant
I Am Stronger Grant Criteria
The I Am Stronger philosophy focuses on positive, inclusive behaviours that address the need to influence social change. Our goal is to engage all members of the community while empowering the youth of Saskatchewan to realize their potential to directly influence change in their own schools, communities and online.
SaskTel and the Ministry of Education have agreed to work together to develop initiatives and programming aimed at engaging youth in activities that promote community based awareness and action to prevent bullying behaviour. We will award grants of up to $1000 for youth-led initiatives that promote kindness and address the issue of bullying and cyber bullying.
- Individuals, schools, clubs and organizations are eligible to apply with the exception of those associated with a political party or activity, lobby group or religious organization.
- Initiatives must be led by Saskatchewan youth residents and take place in Saskatchewan.
- Application must indicate how the activity or initiative will align with the I Am Stronger philosophies of inclusion, positivity and influencing social change. Initiatives that focus on the depiction of violence, exclusion or the negative impacts of bullying will not be accepted.
- Projects and initiatives must be led by a student(s). We will provide grants of up to $1000 for youth led initiatives that are designed to influence positive social change in schools, communities and online platforms.
Terms of Grant
- Grants can be submitted anytime throughout the year. Applicants are eligible to receive funding once a year.
- Activities must demonstrate youth leadership and promote youth engagement.
- Activities must be sponsored by an adult willing to be responsible for reporting requirement and handling of funds.
- Youth leaders will be asked to measure their impact. This might include determining the number of people participating or reached by the initiative while demonstrating the impact on those people.
- Funding is to be used for ongoing initiatives and/or activities and evidence of how youth are involved in and benefit from the initiative is required. Planning, execution and follow up of the activity are also required.
- Applications must include a detailed budget that depicts how the grant funds will be spent. For initiatives that exceed the I Am Stronger grant maximum, an indication of other funding partners or a plan to meet the budget shortfall is required.
- Whenever possible, I Am Stronger will have a presence. Applicants should be open to having a SaskTel I Am Stronger manager participate, observe or visit activities that are funded. When appropriate, I Am Stronger would also provide a visual presence such as setting up an I Am Stronger information booth, placing posters in the school or providing promotional materials that enhance the activity.
- Funds cannot be used for personal promotion or advancement. (e.g., competitions)
- Successful grant recipients will be required to set up a “Grant Recipient” page on iamstronger.ca. The establishment of the I Am Stronger Grant Recipient page will allow organizations, schools and groups to promote their kindness initiatives and share their success.
- Funds may be used for travel costs associated with students providing service to others (e.g. food banks, nursing homes); travel expenses associated with students attending events such as We Day or Pink Day rallies will not be covered.
- Funds will not be issued to cover speaker fees, honorariums or associated speaker costs.
- Events and/or projects that have already received funding through SaskTel sponsorship will not be eligible for grant funds.
- Waiver forms are required by anyone appearing in I Am stronger pictures, stories and videos.
For more information about the I Am Stronger grant application please send an email to