QEW Mini-Grant Criteria
1. QEW Mini-Grants support Quaker projects having a primary purpose of benefiting the environment and/or promoting environmental awareness and education among Friends and the larger spirit-led world. Friends' organizations in any country--whether a school, meeting or other group---are eligible to apply for these annual awards, up to a maximum of $500. Partnerships with non-Quaker groups in the community are encouraged.
2. Applicants submit an application including: activities, budget, timeline, and benefits. Applicants are expected to match the mini-grant with an equal amount from their own funds. However, groups with limited financial means can also apply, adding a description of their limitations.
3. Mini-grant applicants generally apply for one-year one-time projects. However, applications for multiyear projects with renewal applications anticipated, will be entertained as long as they are clearly stated up front.
4. Projects which substantially involve the participants in the planning and execution will be favorably considered. Mini-grants, however, do not pay for services and labor by participants.
5. A mini-grant check can be sent only to a Friends' organization, not an individual. Please give the name and address of your financial officer/treasurer.
6. Mini-grant recipients agree to document their project, sending a progress report no later than 6 months after receiving the funds, attaching digital photos where possible.
7. Submit your grant application by May 1 or October 1.