2022-2023 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 12, 2023 by 11:59pm
- WHERE? Only applications submitted online will be considered
- HOW? For access to the application click here:
- To download the budget template click here:
TCGC BUDGET TEMPLATE
- To download a sample of a completed TCGC application click here:
SAMPLE TCGC APPLICATION
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION ONLINE?
A: Yes. Only applications submitted ONLINE by 11:59pm, January 12, 2023 will be considered.
Q: HOW MUCH MONEY MAY 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 TO BE NOTIFIED?
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 summer of 2023. For an application contact Lauren Vanacore at Lvanacore@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. The organization will receive the check on your behalf if you are funded. The organization will help you carry out your project. If you can’t find a sponsor, contact the Foundation so that we can help you connect with one.
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.