The Keegan HELP Fund provides financial assistance for youth ages 12-24 who are connected to Calgary-based youth-serving agencies and organizations, so they can advance their opportunities for education and learning.

Successful applicants may receive a bursary of up to $500 per calendar year (January – December), which may be used for such expenses as:

  • Courses and classes
  • Sports and recreation opportunities
  • Tutoring
  • Employment readiness
  • Camps
  • Identification e.g. Drivers’ License, Passport etc.

Guidelines:

    • Youth will submit an application form to the Keegan HELP Working Group ([email protected]) that identifies the opportunity they wish to pursue and how this opportunity will advance their education and learning.
    • Each applicant can receive a bursary of up to $500 per calendar year. Applicants may apply more than once per year but will not be approved for more than $500 per calendar year.
    • Applicants will be asked to identify other sources of funding going towards their opportunity.
    • Priority will be given to applicants who have not been previously approved.
    • Up to 50 per cent of the HELP fund will be prioritized for Indigenous youth.
    • Applicants may re-apply at a later date if an application is not successful.
    • Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have been associated with an agency or organization for a minimum time period of three months prior to application.
    • Applicants will identify their staff supporter to assist them in the pursuit of their goal(s).
    • Applications will be reviewed by the Keegan HELP Working Group monthly.
    • Application deadlines will be the last day of each month.
    • All applicants will be informed the result of their application or be asked to provide additional information within two (2) weeks of the application deadline.
    • Successful applicants will be asked to provide a verbal or written report with the assistance of CJHS staff to the Keegan HELP Working Group within 60 days of the bursary being used.

Applications may be submitted any time prior to the end of the month deadline, however, they will only be considered after the deadline date. Applications may be sent to [email protected].

 

View the application form.

 

Donate to the Keegan HELP Fund.