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Weston Youth Services Community Youth Mini-Grants

2019-2020 School Year

We believe in youth as problem solvers and change makers.

 If you are a youth in Weston, in grades 6-12, we invite you to apply for a youth mini-grant of up to $300 for youth-initiated & youth-led projects that further the mission of Weston Youth Services to promote and support the well-being of  Weston youth and families. 

 

          Get the Weston Youth Services Youth Mini Grant Application HERE

 

We want to help you turn your ideas into projects that make a difference!

Contact WYS  for help with the application or figuring out details of your project idea.

Your question might also be answered in the mini grant FAQ's HERE.

 

 THE OPPORTUNITY:

 Apply for up to $300 to fund youth-initiated and youth-led projects.

 THE TIMELINE:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis starting 9/1/2019.

Funding decisions will be made within 4-6 weeks of  application. 

Project planning and implementation must happen during the 2019-2020 school year and a final report is  required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Project must be created and led by Weston youth in grades 6-12 with at least one adult supporter.
  • Applicants must be connected to an existing group or club OR have an adult supporter willing to fill out W9 and accept responsibilty for overseeing expenditures.
  • All proposals will be considered, with priority to projects with a focus in the following areas:
    • Promoting kindness, inclusion and acceptance of differences
    • Advocating for positive  change
    • Mental health  & wellness
    • Substance use prevention & harm reduction

   Here’s what you need (also outlined in the application):

  • Project Summary: Provide an overall description of your project making sure to answer all the listed questions (keep it less than 1000 words).
  • Current Resources & Budget: Let us know how you will spend the funds requested, and what resources you already have.
  • Submission: Email your completed application to Laura Cleary, Youth Services Director,                                            OR  bring  to the WYS office, Town Hall Annex, 24 School Rd. Weston‚Äč

                     Get the Weston Youth Services Youth Mini Grant Application HERE

 

Funding decisions will be made by WYS & the Weston Commission for Children and Youth

 

If you have questions or need help, please contact Laura Cleary, (203) 222-2585