2021-2022 TCGC Grant Cycle

RECEIVE UP TO $1,000 FOR YOUR YOUTH-LED SERVICE PROJECT!

  • WHO? For Youth leading projects that will have a positive impact in Gaston County
  • WHAT? Grant opportunity
  • WHEN? Application deadline is January 18, 2022 by midnight
  • WHERE? Only applications submitted online will be considered
  • HOW? For access to the application click here:

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION ONLINE?

A: Yes, Only applications submitted ONLINE by midnight, January 18, 2022 will be considered.

Q: HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I REQUEST?

A: You can ask for a minimum of $50.00 to a maximum of $1,000.00 from TCGC.

Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE US TO GET THE MONEY?

A: You will be notified of grant decisions by the end of January.

Q: CAN WE PAY OURSELVES TO DO THE WORK?

A: No. The grants cannot be used for stipends or payments to individuals.

Q: HOW DO I BECOME ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO MAKES GRANT DECISIONS?

A: We will be recruiting TCGC (Teens Changing Gaston County) Members in the Spring of 2022. For an application contact Erin Wiggins at ewiggins@cfgaston.org or 704-864-0927.

Q: MAY I APPLY FOR FUNDS AS AN INDIVIDUAL?

A: Yes, though it must be to the benefit of the community and not the individual. The individual still must be affiliated with a non-profit organization and have an adult sponsor.

Q: WHAT IF OUR GROUP DOESN’T HAVE AN ORGANIZATION OR SCHOOL SPONSOR?

A: You must have an organization or school sponsor. They will be the ones that receive the check if you get funded, and they’ll help you carry out your project. If you can’t find a sponsor, contact us so that we can try to help you connect with a possible sponsor.

Q: WHAT ARE OUR CHANCES OF RECEIVING A GRANT?

A: There is no guarantee that if you apply you will be awarded a grant. However, we encourage youth with great ideas to apply.