Grant Guidelines

2018 PTBM grants are now closed

The PTBM board will review all applications to determine eligibility for funding. The grants will be issued in late December 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.


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.


Should your grant be approved please note the following:

The project must be performed/completed as set forth in the proposal submitted to PTBM. * changes to the project must be communicated to PTBM and approved in advance.PTBM is not responsible for fees or costs incurred above the issued grant amount. Should a partial grant be approved the awardee shall be responsible for any additional fees or costs incurred.

Grant receipients are required to keep a record of all receipts and expenditures relating to this grant and to provide Proud To Be Me with a short written report summarizing the event/program. Your report should describe your progress in achieving the purposes of the grant and include a detailed accounting of the uses or expenditure of all grant funds and include copies of receipts or invoices. You may wish to include pictures or video or testimonials from your event/program.

In any forum or medium in which the grant project appears subsequent to signing letter acceptance it would be appreciated if you will ensure that a credit is given to Proud To Be Me on the air in the case of broadcast media, or in print, social media or otherwise. This provision is to help foster awareness of Proud To Be Me, so that others will visit and support our mission. PTBM Facebook: @PTBMca and Twitter: @PTBMca