The Energy Futures Youth Seed Fund provides Albertans aged 18-30 access to low-barrier financial support for projects or initiatives that help accelerate the transition to the energy system the future requires of us.
With $50,000 in total eligible grants, our goal with this program is to support projects initiated, led, and organized by young people. Grants range from $200-$2500. We’re looking for your creativity and passion to help enable a just and sustainable energy transition.
Learn how to receive funding to support your project!
What is a Just and Sustainable Energy Transition
Energy transition is about more than just reaching net-zero emissions targets. While enabling a low-emissions future is critical, we must also consider how people from across all demographics will fit into the new systems we’re working to create.
The Government of Canada defines just transition as an approach to economic, environmental and social policy that aims to create an equitable and prosperous future for workers and communities as the world builds a low-carbon economy.
Meanwhile, the EFL considers a sustainable transition to be one that aligns with The Four System Conditions of a Sustainable Society.
A just and sustainable energy transition, therefore, focuses on people, economy and climate.
Who Should Apply?
The Energy Futures Youth Seed Fund is open to applications that meet the following criteria:
- The Lead Applicant is aged 18-30 years old at time of application. Teams/groups are encouraged to apply – just select one person as your Lead Applicant.
- The project takes place in Alberta and/or engages Albertans and makes tangible steps towards a more just and sustainable energy system.
- If the project is conducted or hosted by a formal organization, the project itself must be led and run by youth aged 18-30.
- Applications must be completed and submitted through our application system before the stated deadline(s).
- The funded activities can be completed (and reported on) before September 1, 2022.
Activities that are not eligible for this funding include:
- Political campaigns or partisan activities;
- Direct religious activity;
- Academic research;
- Conference attendance;
- Benefit only one individual; or
- Have already occurred.