Illustrations of project streams Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

A.P.E. Fund

Making a difference for Animals, People and the Environment. Submit an application and take action with your community project.

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Funded projects will be posted February 2020


Applications are now closed, and will reopen in Fall 2020.

Want to grow your Roots & Shoots project or expand its impact? Apply for up to $1,000 of project funding from Roots & Shoots Canada.

You are eligible to apply if:

  • You’re a member of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Canada. Join here!
  • Your project must take place in Canada.  If you are from a different country please contact your local Roots & Shoots group.
  • Your project and final report will be completed by June 15th 2020.
  • Your project fits into one of our project streams: Sustainable Food, Indigenous Perspectives or Climate Change.

All Roots & Shoots Projects:

  • Are youth-led (can be guided by an adult champion).
  • Address sustainability issues and make a difference for animals, people, and our environment.
  • Encourage knowledge, compassion & action through our 4 Roots & Shoots steps: 1.Engage & Inspire 2. Observe & Map  3.Take Action  4.Celebrate Impact.
  • Align with one or more of the 4 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we are focusing on:  Clean and Sustainable Water, Responsible Consumption, Climate Action and Life on Land.

Project Funding Streams

Sustainable Food

Indigenous Perspectives

Climate Change

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Do great things in your community.

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots began in 1991 when Dr. Jane met with 12 Tanzanian high school students who wanted to tackle urgent problems in their community. Since that meeting, Roots & Shoots groups have multiplied many times over and can now be found in more than 50 countries around the world. Wherever there’s a group, young people are making change that benefits animals, people and the environment.

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