Thanks to the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Vital Communities is thrilled to offer two mini-grant opportunities to support outdoor and place-based education. Grantees must be within the Vital Communities service area to be eligible. These grants will help your school, after-school program, or school-related wellness program launch (or continue) projects. Interested parties are welcome to apply for both grants–Vital Communities will allocate funding to successful individual applications first, and if sufficient funding remains, additional projects may be funded.
- The Upper Valley Farm to School Network is offering mini-grants of $700 to support farm to school projects in the Upper Valley related to farms, our agricultural heritage, farm products, food production, or local food consumption at the school. Funds are intended for projects that will be executed by the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Applicants must fill out a simple application by March 18 to be considered. We have 10 grants of $500 to distribute, and eligible applications will be awarded on merit and geographical representation around the Upper Valley. Questions? Reach out to Lauren.
- The Upper Valley Teaching Place Collaborative (UVTPC) will award 8 grants of up to $1,000 each. These grants are designed to help teachers and schools implement programming in the spring or fall, or prepare during the summer for the coming school year. Grants are available for, but not limited to, professional development, curriculum development and planning, procurement of supplies, developing flexible classroom spaces indoors and outdoors (including gardens and other farm to school projects), and collaboration with the community. Fill out this simple application by March 11 to be considered. Questions? Reach out to Gabrielle.