Who Is Eligible?
These grants are targeted to ordinary citizens and neighbors in Buncombe County. Applications must be from individuals or groups that have come together around a common vision. Previous recipients are not eligible to re-apply for a continuation or expansion of a project. These funds are meant to build capacity, not sustain efforts. These funds are not targeted to nonprofit agencies as there are other avenues for nonprofits to apply for funding such as Buncombe County’s annual community development grants.
What Activities Are Eligible?
These are small grants to help amplify community efforts. These mini-grants are meant to either amplify what is already happening or allow community residents to develop a local project aimed at creating a pathway to greater resiliency in our community – actions that will stack positive factors, such as stronger connection, communication, and development of our community leaders, while offloading negative factors like isolation, hopelessness, and violence. These initiatives help build out a resource grid in our community that enables all of us to be safer and healthier.
Up to $5,000 per project
Additional information about this grant and an application can be found here: https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/community-investment/grants/tipping-point.aspx . The deadline for submitting a grant application is 5PM on October 12, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact Rasheeda McDaniels, Community Engagement Supervisor, at (828) 250-4102.