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Weston Youth Services Community Youth Mini-Grants

2020-2021 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.

Email: lclceary@westonct.gov

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.

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

 

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:
    • Substance use prevention & harm reduction
    • Mental health  & wellness
    • Advocating for positive change in an area where you see change is needed
    • Promoting kindness & inclusion
    • Anti-racism action

   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,                                            

                     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,