Grant Guidelines

The 2018 Call for Grant Submissions is now closed!

The PTBM board will review all applications to determine eligibility for funding. The grants will be issued in late March 2018. If your program/school is selected to receive a grant, you will be notified by email and results will be posted on our website and social media. We would like to thank everyone who applied.

Proud To Be Me (PTBM) will fund projects that support three primary focus areas- community, education and Youth.

Grants and funding are available to fully or partially subsidize mission related initiatives for programs and schools in the Ottawa and surrounding region that will generate impact and create lasting change for youth in the following areas:

• Educational programing/workshops to help children/youth reach their full potential.

• Programming supporting healthy and active children and youth.

• Building safe, child/youth friendly communities

• Programs and workshops that promote anti bullying and acceptance

• Mental health and wellness programs for children and youth

• Programs that support and promote the interests and empowerment of children and youth

PTBM will be awarding grants to either fully or partially subsidize empowering speakers or workshops or mission related initiatives for programs and schools in the Ottawa and surrounding region.

Programs/Schools can choose speakers and workshops from a list of Proud To Be Me Friends or they can apply for funding for an initiative of their own.

PTBM has carefully selected speakers and workshops that align with our mission. All of the suggested speakers and workshops are empowering, inspiring and encourage children to believe in themselves and be proud of who they are. We are still in the process of adding more. You can find a list of them here.

Application Process

To apply for the 2018 PTBM bully free initiative, please see the information below.


Review the questions below to confirm your initiatve meets the PTBM criteria.

• Does it encourage compassion, empathy or self-acceptance?

• Does it make your students feel proud of themselves?

• Is it creating an environment or a positive experience of inclusion?

• Does it encourage the students to be kind to each other?

• Does it encourage healthy mind and body?

If you are interested in obtaining support through a PTBM Grant, please thoroughly review the information posted. If you believe your project/initiative fits with the PTBM mandate, objectives and criteria, your next step is to complete the online Grant Application form below.