Mini-Grant

Resilient Community Mini-Grant Opportunity

Peace4Tarpon is working to create a peaceful and thriving Tarpon Springs through becoming a Resilient Community and wants to support projects and programs that create community resilience by offering the opportunity to receive a mini-grant.  Mini-grants are being awarded up to $1,000 and should benefit the community within the defined zone*.   We invite you to apply to begin or support a project!

How to Get Started:

1. Get Excited! 

Working with a team, or as a solo project, get excited about making a difference in Tarpon Springs!   Everyone can build resiliency in some way.   Think about how you can make a difference.

2.  Determine      Your Focus

Look at the community and identify a way that you can build resiliency.  Projects must focus on either:

  • People:  Support healing and connections between people to create a resilient community and counter the symptoms of community trauma; building intergenerational relations; elevating norms that promote/encourage healthy behaviors; organize and promote a positive community activity to build relationships and address a need for children and families; violence prevention programs
  • Place: Improving the physical environment of the community: the look, feel, safety, housing, transportation, and the environment; reclaiming public space to be appealing to residents based on cultural pride or diversity; creating safer public space, housing, or transportation; road and street safety
  • Equitable Opportunity: Supporting education, employment, and/or living wages – strategies to improve employment skills and opportunities; Conflict resolution; healing circles to support people to stay on paths to pursue educational and economic opportunities; improve the employment skills, capacity and readiness; liking community members to job opportunities; reducing gentrification/house improvements for low income families

3. Take Action

Once you’ve identified your focus, create a plan for the project/program.  This means setting goals, determining needed resources to help you achieve your goals.  Recruit co-workers, friends, neighbors, family member, churches, and youth to help achieve the goal!

Attend the Grant Writing Workshop to learn more about this  opportunity:

  • February 11, 2017
  • 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
  • St. Timothy Lutheran Church:  812 E. Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs
  • Childcare will be provided.

For more information, click here to review  the Frequently Asked Questions.

4. Apply!

 

Applications are available at the link below and the following Tarpon Springs locations:

Application LINK:  Grant Application

Spanish Application

LOCATIONS to pick up paper applications:

  • Union Academy Neighborhood Family Center/ CAP
  • The Shepherds Center *
  • Tarpon Springs Housing Authority

Submit the application to:

  • Peace4Tarpon
  • P.O. Box 1752
  •  Tarpon Springs, FL   34688

       All applications must be received or postmarked by 

February 28, 2017.

For more information contact Wendy Sedlacek at [email protected] or (727) 741-2043.

We look forward to receiving your request for funding.  Thank you for helping us build resiliency in this Tarpon Springs community.