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What are Microgrants?
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Students on Ice is excited to announce the launch of our Winter 2019 Microgrants! Youth alumni aged 14-30 from Inuit Nunangat, Northwest Territories and Yukon are invited to apply to for a Microgrant of up to $5000 for a community impact project!

What is a Microgrant, you ask? SOI's Microgrants - formally known as Inspiration Grants - provide seed funding for alumni-led initiatives worldwide. This funding enables youth to take the inspiration and knowledge from their expedition experience, and give back both locally and globally. Founded in 2014 by alumni Tarek Sherif and Sophie Nicholson who were inspired by their experiences on SOI expeditions and by the skills, abilities, vision and enthusiasm of all participants, the SOI Microgrant program is today supported by numerous Government of Canada departments and philanthropists from around the world.

Have an idea and interested in applying? A Microgrants Guide has been created to help you through the process. This guide will help you understand how to apply for a grant, what is required of you as an applicant, and what to expect if you are chosen to receive funding. You will also find an Expression of Interest Template in the guide. Please read this guide carefully before applying. View and download the Microgrants Guide here.

If you plan to apply for a Microgrant, please be sure to submit your


Are you interested in starting a project in your community but not sure what to do? Take a look at the incredible and inspiring alumni projects that SOI has funded over the past 4 years.

Please do not hesitate to email or call the Microgrants team if you have any questions. We can be reached at or +1 819-827-3300.

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Next Steps
Way to go for making a decision to apply for a Microgrant! This is the beginning of a great and rewarding experience and we can't wait to support you. You are now at Step Three of your SOI Microgrant journey based on the Microgrant Guide. This is where you fill out, review and submit your Expression of Interest. Please review the eligibility for funding and submit your Expression of Interest by WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2019.
  • 14-30 years old
  • From Inuit Nunangat, Northwest Territories, Yukon
Remember, you can email if you have any questions. Good luck!

Applicants can request up to $5000.00 through the SOI Microgrant Program.

Find the template for the Expression of Interest in Appendix A of the Microgrant Guide. Please upload a copy of your completed Expression of Interest document here.
What's Next?
Next SOI will review and evaluate your project idea and assess its overall feasibility and potential impacts. SOI will share the outcomes of its review with you and either ask you to revise the Expression of Interest or invite you to draft and submit a formal Project Proposal. You will receive comments on your Expression of Interest by February 21st, 2019.