Applications Closed – thank you for submitting your proposal
Every year we challenge our Sections, Groups and Councils to come up with generous and creative Good Turn Week projects that impact communities in a positive way. At Scouts Canada we believe that Good Turns should not be limited by financial restraints. Each year we select projects nationwide and provide them with financial support to help get their projects off the ground.
This year we are looking to increase the amount of Good Turn Week projects across the country and are currently looking for great ideas from all of our Sections, Groups and Councils! View below to read about how you can apply to Good Turn Week 2017: April 29th – May 7th.
Project prerequisites: here is what we are looking for this year:
- Youth-led Community Projects.
- Projects that have identified a social or environmental issue in the community and are looking to solve or mitigate the issue through their Good Turn project.
- Projects that will have a lasting impact within the community.
- Projects that look to positively influence the lives of community members.
- Projects that partner with other community organizations for their Good Turn Week project.
- Projects that are large in scale and that impact or include a wide range of community members and groups, including but not limited to other youth serving organizations.
(*Please note that in order to be accepted for funding your Community Project must satisfy at least 3 of the above prerequisites)
Community Project requirements:
- Your Community Project must satisfy at least 3 of the above prerequisites.
- Your Good Turn Week Community Project must happen during Good Turn Week 2016 (April 29th – May 6th, 2017).
- You must be available to work with our Marketing and Communications team and Public Relations firm on media opportunities. You will be required to be responsive and available (within reason) during the planning and implementing process.
- Applicants understand that they will be assigned one or two Scouts Canada Youth Spokespeople to assist with promoting their Good Turn Week project.
- Ideal projects will provide us with opportunities to pitch to media in the following ways:
- Photo opportunity with local print and TV morning show live eyes or in-studio interviews (focus on project and/or preparation).
- Print and radio interviews to talk about local project.
- Will include a social media campaign/or social media component in the project and will use the official #GoodTurnWeek hashtag.
Please note: There are no age or Section restrictions. Applications can come from any Section, Group, Area or Council. Selected Groups will be advised of their funding by the first week of January. Groups are reimbursed after Good Turn Week and upon submission of receipts and a report. Groups will not be refunded if they do not submit and completed end of project report (it does not take long).
Applications Packages must include the following:
- A completed application form.
- A completed budget with the estimated costs for your Good Turn Week Community Project.
What you will receive from us:
- Support before and during Good Turn Week from a dedicated team.
- Public relations support from our Public Relations first.
- Support from one or two Youth Spokespeople to help advocate your project.
- A promotional tool kit to help get you started promoting Good Turn Week and your project.
Application deadline was December 23rd, 2016.