Application deadline, March 15, 2013
TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - RBC today announced its call for grant
applications for the 2013-14 school year. The RBC After School Project is
offering up to $2.8million in grants to fund first-time and renewed grant
recipients. Applications are now available online.
"Strong after school programs can bridge the gap between school and home by
allowing students to get involved in a variety of activities where they have
the chance to shine," said Shari Austin, vice-president, Corporate
Citizenship, RBC. "Our continuing investment in education not only helps
children, but also strengthens families, enriches our communities and builds
the intellectual capital we need to ensure the future of our country."
The grants are awarded by regional community panels made up of experts in the
fields of youth and education. Each organization must offer structured,
supervised activities in an environment that provides what RBC has termed the
"3 S's": safety, social skills and self-esteem. RBC After School Project
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
Friday, March 15, 2013, and grant recipients will be advised by Monday, June
To qualify for a grant, after school programs should offer structured,
supervised activities five days a week and include a variety of programs such
as computer instruction, sports, literacy, music and art lessons, nutrition
guidance, and help with homework.
Since 1999, RBC has funded after school programs with over $27 million through
951 grants to 248 different organizations which have helped more than 29,000
children across Canada. RBC After School Project applications can be
downloaded from rbc.com/afterschool.
About the RBC After School Project
The RBC After School Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to
support community-based organizations that provide programs for children and
youth aged six to 17 with structured, supervised activities that enhance
safety, social skills and self-esteem.
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under
the master brand name RBC. We employ approximately 80,000 full- and part-time
employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 49 other
countries. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and
environmental leaders and is listed on the 2012 - 2013 Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index, the DJSI North American Index, the Jantzi Social
Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC has been named one of Canada's Greenest
Employers and one of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, we contributed more
than$95million to causes worldwide (more than$64million in donations,
and $31 million in sponsorships).
Media Contact: André Roberts, Corporate Communications, RBC, 416 974-3678
Charities looking for information about the grants program should contact:
Sandra Stewart, Corporate Donations, RBC Foundation, 416 974-6717
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