Deadline to apply is March 4, 2011
TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - RBC today announced its call for grant
applications for the 2011-2012 school year as the RBC After-School
Grants Project is offering more than $2 million in grants to fund
first-time and renewed grant recipients.
The grants are awarded by regional community panels made up of experts
in the fields of youth and education. Each organization should have a
mandate to keep students in grades K-12 safe as well as positively
engaged through an enriched curriculum after their classes end each
day. RBC After-School grants of up to $40,000 are provided by the RBC
Foundation to programs in at-risk or underserved communities. The
deadline for funding applications is March 4, 2011, and grant
recipients will be advised by June 2011.
"Research has shown that participation in after-school programs helps
students enhance their academic performance, improve social skills and
motivate them to excel in school," said Shari Austin, executive
director, RBC Foundation. "We are looking to fund the best after school
programs in the country that help bridge the gap between schoolwork and
homework and offer students an opportunity to participate in a
wide-range of other activities that help build self-esteem and
To qualify for a grant, after-school programs should offer structured,
supervised activities five days a week and focus on offering a variety
of activities, such as, computer instruction, sports, literacy
tutoring, music and art lessons, nutrition guidance, and help with
RBC has been funding after-school programs since 1999, with over
$22 million through 750 grants to 212 different organizations that have
helped more than 24,000 children. RBC After-School Grant applications
can be downloaded from www.rbc.com/afterschool.
For further information:
Jackie Braden, RBC, (416) 974-1724, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charities wishing information about RBC's After-School Grants program may contact Frances Bedford-Jones at (416) 974-2176, email@example.com.