P2P Frequently Asked Questions

Passion to Purpose
Frequently asked questions​

You have questions, we have answers!

  1. Would music classes be a good idea for a conventional thing that I could apply for grants? 

 

Yes, that would be a great idea! If the classes are free, accessible and open to all interested community members, music classes are definitely an initiative our grant program would love to support as a grant project! 

  1. Will we have a chance to participate in a P2P Bootcamp? 

Most definitely! Your attendance at the Virtual Session places you on the priority list for attending the in person bootcamps.  

  1. How long will it take the P2P team to respond to our grant (let us know whether or not we are approved) after we have applied? 

A member of the team will respond to your application within thirty (30) calendar days of you submitting your application. Updates and follow ups will be sent to the email that you used when applying. Sometimes, our emails can get stuck in your spam inbox so please look in your spam folders.  

Does the grant idea we develop today have to be our actual project that we apply for? 

Not at all! This workshop was to help you ideate and talk to other like-minded young people with shared interests. If the idea you worked on today inspired you, go ahead and use it! If not, you are free to apply for whatever initiative makes sense for your abilities and interests.  

Does the grant idea we develop today have to be our actual project that we apply for? 

Not at all! This workshop was to help you ideate and talk to other like-minded young people with shared interests. If the idea you worked on today inspired you, go ahead and use it! If not, you are free to apply for whatever initiative makes sense for your abilities and interests.  

Are we able to apply for a second grant once we compete our first project? 

Every young person eligible for a grant can apply to receive up to 2 separate grants for different projects. However, you must submit your grant project report from the first grant before applying for a second grant. Please also keep in mind that the second grant may be limited to either Tier 1 or Tier 2 if you have already received a Tier 3 grant. Unfortunately, we’re not able to support multiple Tier 3 grants for each young person.  

Can we get grants for projects that have already started, or that will last longer than 6 months? 

Of course! As long as the grant is being used towards future costs and future stages of the project, you are more than welcome to apply to support an ongoing initiative. 

 

We love that young people are thinking long term in their community service initiatives! You can have grant project run longer than 6 months, however at this time, we do ask that your grant report for approved grant activities be submitted before March 20th, 2021 

 

Is the funding just for Duke of Ed projects?  

No! The #PassionToPurpose Digital Grants are open to all young people between the ages of 14 and 30, who have permanent legal status in Canada.  

Are we able to change the timeline after being approved for the grant if need be? 

We understand that projects change and evolve as the project planning starts. You can make changes to your grant timeline – we ask that you first submit this change request to our team for review and receive approval before moving forward with a new timeline.  

 

Can we recruit non-delegates to our projects?  

YES! You can work with whomever makes the most sense for what you would like to do. 

Can you use the grant to hold a conference to bring awareness to things such as mental health and have yourself speak if you have experienced such things, as well as have a professional? 

Yes and yes! Conferences that raise awareness to important topics like mental health have always been supported by our program, as long they have been run free of charge as well as being open and accessible to all community members.  

You can speak at your own events and invite relevant professionals to speak as well. Please keep in mind that your speaking engagement must be on a volunteer basis – you are not able to give yourself any payment from the grant for being a speaker.  

If it’s in a group, for the real project, would I be able to work with people that are in my scouts Canada group? 

YES! You can work with whomever makes the most sense for what you would like to do. 

How much is the grant?

Grants are available in 3 Tiers, up to $2000. You can pick the amount and tier that makes the most sense for your project.  

If I apply for a tier 3 grant, I can’t apply for another one that’s tier 3? 

Unfortunately, we are not able to support more than one Tier 3 grant per young person.  

  1. Is there a specific application period, or is the P2P grant available as and when needed throughout the year?  

#PassionToPurpose accepts grant applications on a rolling bases up until February 2021. 

 

Due to the pandemic right now what would things like masks and hand sanitizers etc. fall under because they are relatively expensive? 

Typically, items like masks and hand sanitizers, can go under Supplies. If you are purchasing these items as part of care kits to give away to marginalized communities, our team may waive the expense limits.  

  1. Do you allow us to partner with other organizations or pre-existing clubs? For example, my idea involves the members of my school’s best buddies club and neurodivergent students. It wouldn’t be a fundraising venture, but it would be with the group already assembled under that group at my school. 

Yes, of course! You are more than welcome to partner with school clubs or organizations whose role will be to help you in your initiative as you see fit. Please keep in mind, the initiative must be your idea – an organization’s involvement should be to support you to the project.  

School clubs are eligible to apply for grant funds to run their initiatives as long as these are youth led volunteer clubs. 

How do you imagine P2P will change over the years? 

We envision the P2P grant program expanding its reach throughout Canada to truly support young people from all communities across Canada. Our goal is to continue growing P2P to adapt to the changing needs of young people and to evolve to ensure we are helping young people build the leadership skills that will help better prepare for their future. The goal is to enhance the in-person Passion to Purpose Forum and look to hosting more than one a year. 

  1. How can we travel to where they are being held? 

If you have been selected to attend the P2P Bootcamp or P2P Forum, all costs are covered by The Award Canada, through the #PassionToPurpose program.  

I was wondering where the money for grants and like the travel costs come for? Are there fundraisers from your ends or donations? 

The #PassionToPurpose program, including the forum and grants, are funded by the Government of Canada. 

Does the in-person forum typically run during a school year or near/during typical school breaks (ex. reading week/march break/summer)?

Our forums are always held during the summer. The smaller bootcamps are typically held over a weekend, during either reading weeks or March break.  

Feeling confident? Apply for your
Passion to Purpose Community Grant today!

Project Templates

Project Templates

Download and follow these project templates to easily implement a Passion to Purpose Project in your community!

Shareable Learning and Awareness Materials

You can use funds towards creating and sharing materials that are designed for awareness of a community issue, such pamphlets, flyers, brochures, and books. You must let our team know what content will be on these materials prior to being approved.

Care Packages

Care packages or hampers are containers that include essentials like sanitary items, food, clothing. Youth often make care packages, as a common type of grant project. The care package should be designed to address the needs of those who receive them.

Community Garden & Green Spaces

These are projects where you and your team are looking to create an area for use as a community garden or green space. The purpose of the garden should be to create a garden where community members get together to cultivate the land as a group and harvest the produce for community use. 

Community Space Upgrades and Improvements

You can request funds to improve upon an area or structure that used as a community space, with barrier free public access. If the space that is going to be updated is on a building structure, your project can only be eligible if it is a community organization or nonprofit that has community services – it cannot be for buildings that provide for profit services or are social enterprises. The purpose of the improvement should be for increased community use is safe and engaging manner.

Digital / Print Media Content Creation
and Distribution

You can use grant funds can be used towards creating digital or print media content. You can also use the funds for showcasing this content, like hosting an art exhibit or screening of a film. Your content must focus on a community issue with the goal of encouraging and facilitating conversation about the issue.

Workshops and Learning Experiences

These include projects where you are designing a learning experience or interactive activity that will teach a new skill, share cultural or regional knowledge, and/or promote discussions about community issues or causes. The purpose of these learnings should be to create a space and opportunity for members of the community who may not have access to such experiences. 

Events

You can apply to host an event that aims to bring community members together to raise awareness for a community issue or cause. The purpose of these gatherings should be to create a space and opportunity for the community to get together and discuss issues the community is facing or to promote togetherness.

Markets and Community Fairs

Youth can apply for the grant to set up a market style community gathering, if the purpose is to provide opportunities for youth to showcase their products, where these opportunities might not exist. Markets and community fairs are eligible grant projects when you are providing an opportunity for the community to get together and engage with one another.

Creating online content and Services

You can create websites, apps, magazines, or zines & web blogs as eligible projects. The purpose of these online services and content should be to raise awareness of a community issue or to share solutions to those issues.

On the land projects - Indigenous Youth

Indigenous youth can apply for grant funds to support lessons and activities that focus on hunting, gathering and land-based learning. The goal of such projects should be to invite community members to share knowledge with others and invite youth to experience these learnings where these cultural learnings are limited.

Sports Tournament and Physical Activity Programs

You can request funds to develop a sports program or competition for community members. You can your team must be the ones hosting and running the event. It must be free and open to anyone who wishes to participate.

School Events

Students can apply to organize an event for their school if the event is a new initiative that the applicant and team developed. Grant funds can be used towards a school or student club related engagement activity or awareness campaign. The applicant and team must be doing this project outside of any school requirement for a course credit and on volunteered time.

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Passion to Purpose Community Grant?

Set your SMART Goals

SMART Goals

It’s not always easy to keep focused. Staying motivated is incredibly important when it comes to finishing your project!

Here are 5 ways a SMART goal will keep you motivated:

PLANS OUT YOUR PROGRESS

Goals are useless unless you have a strategy to achieve them. Apply numbers and measurable criteria to your goal– ask yourself: How big? How much? How many? Set out a consistent schedule of activity so you know if you are on track, or off track. Pssst– plan a little reward for yourself when you hit each milestone!

BREAKS DOWN YOUR GOAL INTO SMALLER STEPS

 You don’t get to the end of a marathon in one giant leap. It takes hundreds or thousands of tiny steps forward (and maybe a few steps backward along the way). Every single action, no matter how small, when accomplished, serves as a building block to help you attain your overall goal.

ALLOWS YOU TO ADJUST YOUR PLAN

Sometimes we base our goals on what we think we ‘should’ do, or even what other people say we ‘should’ do. Make sure you are going after something that you want and that makes you happy. If a goal is no longer feels relevant to you, don’t allow the goal to just fade away. You should be staying in contact with your Assessor on a regular basis. If you’re struggling with your ​goal, tell them. They are there to provide advice and guidance to help you overcome any roadblocks.

REMINDS YOU OF THE BIGGER PICTURE

Today’s goals might fit into another goal in your future. Say instead of buying lunch at school, you saved $5 a day for a month. At the end of the month, you would have $150. With that money, you can get yourself tickets to that concert you’ve been wanting to go to. Having different time-bound goals from the immediate to the long term will move you forward to where you want to be.

Get started with our SMART Goal Setting Worksheet
and create your SMART Goals!

Passion to Purpose – Project Completion Report

Passion to Purpose
Project Completion Report

Have you completed your Passion to Purpose Project? If yes, this is great news! Please tell us about your project by filling out the Project Completion Form, and share all important photos, videos, official receipts and other documents from your project at the Upload Documents link.

 

Please note that by clicking the links below, a new tab will open and you will be redirected to another page.

Project Completion Form

Tell us about your project and the impact you created in your community!

Upload Documents

Upload videos, photos, official receipts and other documents through the Award's WeTransfer account!

Project Templates

Breakout Session

1. Think about the communities you picked on pg. 4 of the workbook
2. Select one common issue/community relevant to all team members
3. Build out this idea using the fillable project template on the right

4. Pick Roles and build your team:
✓  Team Typist – person who takes notes
✓  Team Moderator – person who keeps workshop on time
✓  Team Voice – person who will share your project to everyone

5. Send the name of your team voice to Aida as a private message 


You have 20 minutes to complete your project template as a group Issues? Message Aida or Eunice in the chat.

 

Workshops and Learning
Experiences ​ Template

These include projects where you are designing a learning experience or interactive activity that will teach a new skill, share cultural or regional knowledge, and/or promote discussions about community issues or causes. The purpose of these learnings should be to create a space and opportunity for members of the community who may not have access to such experiences. 

Grant Requirements

Grant Requirements

Things you need to know before applying

Eligibility Checklist

Are you eligible for a Passion to Purpose Grant?

Program Fact Sheet

What is the Passion to Purpose program?

Microgrant Fact Sheet

How much can you apply for?

Project Examples

Read a few examples.

Resources

Tools and Resources that will help you create a successful project!

Budget Template

Build your budget.

Are you ready to apply for your
Passion to Purpose Community Grant?

Setup an online project

Setup an online project

Here are some things you have to consider if you are planning to do an online Passion to Purpose Project. 

What is your passion?

Before you start, you have to know what you want to do. What is your passion? Is it baking? music? coding? film-making?

 

Once you have identified your passion, you have to define activities or skills you want to impart to your community. For example, if your passion is baking, do you want to teach recipes? Or, do you want to teach specific baking techniques? Another example would be, if you are an aspiring flim-maker, creating a documentary or a short film and showing it online can be a project you can do. 

 

You also have to think about how your project will create a meaningful impact in your community. 

 

When you have defined this, you need to know to successfully deliver your project to your community, which brings us to the next topic. 

What are the tools you need?

What do you need to successfully deliver your project to your community and audience?

 

There are so many tools that you can use to deliver your project online. There are free tools and even paid tools. You can consider some of these platforms:

 

Youtube 

A free online platform where you can upload videos. If you know how to edit videos, you can definitely be creative in delivering your project here. 

 

Online conference platforms

These are very handy tools if you would like to do workshops or live tutorials. You can use platforms like Zoom or Google Meet which have free plans. But, if the free plans won’t work for your project, you can definitely use a part of your grant money to purchase a plan. 

Spread the Word

Invite your community and friends to attend or view your online project via social media. This is a great way to create traction about your upcoming project. 

 

Make sure that your links are working. Always double check as broken links will lead your audience to an empty page and we want them to have a satisfactory experience on your project. 

 

Pro-tip: 

Create an online registration form so you can track and monitor your viewers. At the end of the project, you would know your number of participants which will be asked during reporting upon finishing your project. 

 

Remember to tag us on IG, FB, Twitter and even LinkedIn @dukeofedcanada #passiontopurpose #AwardinAction #LeadersToday

Feeling inspired? Apply for your
Passion to Purpose Community Grant today!