Active Citizenship Grant

Active Citizenship Grant

The application for the Spring 2020 Active Citizenship Grant is now live. Access the application here.

Does your club, organization, or class have a great idea for a community-based service initiative? Well, the CCE is excited to offer the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to apply for funding to offset the costs associated with community-engaged initiatives in the Charleston area.

Costs that can be covered through the parameters of this grant include supplies (i.e. construction tools, art supplies, food prep materials, books, etc.) related to the service initiative.  Expenses of up to $500.00 will be considered. If awarded funding, all necessary supply purchases will be made through the Center for Civic Engagement. Money will not be transferred directly to students, faculty, or staff.

Proposal narratives must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for grant funding:

  • Address a relevant need in the Charleston community
  • Demonstrate research and critical inquiry into the issue addressed
  • Identify specific objectives for your initiative. Your objectives should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely (e.g. As a result of this initiative……). These objectives should be mutually agreed upon by both you and your community partner.
  • Reflect a true partnership with a local community organization and provide context for what the community partner is already doing within the Charleston community

Funding Period/Grant Cycle: During the 2019-2020 academic year, we will offer two different award cycles. Please consider the following deadlines when preparing your submission: 

Fall Submission Deadline: Friday, November 22nd at 3pm; Award Notifications Sent By: Friday, December 7th

Spring Submission Deadline: Friday, March 27th at 3pm; Award Notifications Sent By: Friday, April 10th 

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