PAWS stands for Pride in Action With Students.

PAWS grants help middle school students harness their creativity and industriousness to put towards some worthy causes. 

Program Outline
Students will come up with an idea for a project they want to tackle that will benefit their school, neighbourhood or the global community. Students will build a grant proposal. A teacher or another adult volunteer will be present to advise the group and ensure proposals meet all guidelines and criteria (see grant criteria and proposal documents below).  

Applications are due by March 4, 2023.

Once funding has been received work should begin on the project. A few students from the group will provide Take Pride Winnipeg! with monthly progress reports, as well as a final report upon the project’s completion. 

Groups are encouraged to document their progress with video and photos as well. It is generally expected that projects will be completed by the end of the school year in June. 

Benefits to participants: Students who become involved in PAWS will gain pride in themselves and in their city. They will become more familiar with planning out major projects, budgeting, report writing and proposal writing. They will learn the importance of time and resource management. They will see that they can make a difference and have an impact on the world around them.  

PAWS Documents for download:



Read about past PAWS grant recipients: