Volunteer Kansas is providing $500 Seed Grants to Kansas organizations who wish to encourage volunteerism and support service projects.
Seed Grants provide financial support for service projects that will benefit others. Since finances can be an obstacle in starting any project, Volunteer Kansas provides the grants in order to help start projects that may not have been possible otherwise. This will be the fifth year that the organization has offered Seed Grants.
Volunteer Kansas will award 10 grants in total. Awards will be given in May and must be used before Dec. 31. In order to be eligible, projects must be listed as volunteer opportunities on www.volunteerkansas.org. At least 20 volunteers must be involved with the project, and winners of Seed Grants will be required to share photos and videos with project updates on the Volunteer Kansas Facebook page or Twitter account.
Organizations who wish to take on service projects must apply for a grant by email before April 17. All applications must include one paragraph introducing the organization and including contact information; as many as three paragraphs explaining the project, who will benefit from it, and how volunteers will be involved; and a detailed budgets stating how the grants will be spent. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Seed Grants have been used on projects such as bridge repair, homeless outreach, landscaping projects, bleacher and dugout improvements and more.
Volunteer Kansas volunteerism in the state and hopes to help Kansas become the number one volunteer state in the country. The organization seeks to connect volunteers to local organizations that need their help.
Volunteer Kansas offers volunteer opportunities in several areas of service including animal welfare, children and families, disaster relief, education, environment, environment, health and fitness, human rights, poverty, violence and bullying and more.
Learn more, or search for volunteer opportunities here.