Emerging City Champions Application Guide

How would you transform your City with $5,000?

Thinking of applying to the Emerging City Champions Grant Challenge? Look here first. We’ve put together a unique application guide to usher you through the process and answer some commonly posed questions.

The Emerging City Champions provides young civic innovators with $5,000 in seed funding, the 4 Day Learning Lab in Toronto, ON, plus leadership training and practical tools, to launch transformative projects to enhance public space, urban mobility or civic engagement in their city. The program is led by 8 80 Cities and funded by Knight Foundation, and is open to applicants between the ages of 19 and 35 with project ideas that take place in or benefit one of the 26 communities where Knight invests. Past projects have ranged from beehives to jukeboxes, mentorship programs to murals, block parties to storytelling bike tours. 

Amplify Charlotte’s Founder received this award in 2018 to launch Amplify Charlotte; a civic Engagement toolkit to help residents get more connected to local government services. 

Applications are due on Sunday, May 12 at 11:59pm. See emergingcitychampions.org for more information.