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Active Citizenship Grant

Active Citizenship Grant 2017-18

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: The deadlines for submitting a grant proposal are October 12th; November 30th; February 8th; and April 12th.

Active Citizenship Grant applications can be found here

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