QEW Mini-Grant Criteria
Criteria for QEW Mini-Grant Project Awards
- 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.
- All ideas that support QEW values will be considered, but we especially encourage projects that directly address climate change and those that will involve young people.
- 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.
- 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 an explanation of their financial limitations.
- Mini-grant applicants generally apply for one-year one-time projects. However, applications for multiyear projects with renewal applications anticipated, will be considered as long as they are clearly stated up front.
- Projects which substantially involve the participants in the planning and execution will be favorably considered. Generally, services and labor are not funded by mini- grants.
- 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.
- 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.
- Submit your application any time of the year. We usually respond within a month of receiving your complete application package.