RBC Future Launch Community Challenge

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Today’s problems need more than yesterday’s solutions. We need bold new thinking to help meet the challenges of the future. The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is a call to action for youth, and an opportunity to bring young leaders to the decision-making table as we build strong and vibrant communities for the future.

Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation is pleased to host the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, and to make up to $15,000 available to youth-led projects that address the diverse and urgent local priorities here in the communities of Cambridge and North Dumfries.*

*Note:  Youth from Kitchener, Waterloo, and the surrounding areas of Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich may apply to a similar program available through the  Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation.

What is your boldest idea to respond to an urgent local need?

By applying for a grant and bringing a project to life in our community, youth will have opportunities to lead, learn new skills, gain experience, and build relationships – all things that will help prepare them for the future of work.

This Community Challenge goes far beyond Cambridge and North Dumfries, participating community foundations will make grants and learning opportunities available to youth-led initiatives in 150 communities from coast to coast.

To learn more about eligible projects and how to apply, download the Application Guide.


To apply for the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, click here.

  • Who Can Apply?

    Youth and organizations are invited to team up to submit an application to the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge. Funding requests will be considered from Cambridge and North Dumfries charities directed towards a diverse range of initiatives that are led by youth aged 15-29.

  • When Can I Apply?

    May 22 to September 18, 2019

  • When Will Decisions Be Made?

    Grant announcements will be made in early November 2019

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is made possible through support from ‘the RBC Foundation’, and is part of RBC Future Launch, a commitment to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow.