Monday, September 17, 2012

Up to $1200 for your Community Project! Applications are Open for the 2012 SCRA Mini-Grants

Free money for my community? Why, sure!
Welcome back to the SCRA blog! We're happy to be back after a busy summer, and have great news - the second round of SCRA Community Mini-Grants are now available!

The SCRA Community Mini-Grant  
Who Can Apply:  Current SCRA members, along with their community/organizational partners
What:  Funding (up to $1,200) for small, time-sensitive, community-based projects; up to ten awards available annually.  Grant criteria include timeliness, potential for success/impact, community involvement, and alignment with SCRA’s vision, mission and values.  Grantees must be willing to share the process and outcome of their funded actions with others. 
Where:  Communities across the globe.
When:  Completed pre-application forms are accepted on a rolling basis.
Why:  Because SCRA wants to help communities in “real-time” and recognizes that a small amount of funding can often make a meaningful difference. 
How:  Find the application online at  Pre-Application forms will be reviewed within a week to ten days of submission, at which point some applicants will be invited to fill out the longer, 3-page application form for funding.  All pre-applications and applications will be subject to a blind-review process.

The Community Mini-Grant is generously funded by SCRA and administered by the Practice Council.   
Questions? Clarifications? Email:

***At least one person associated with each application must be a current SCRA member.  Additionally, the Mini-Grant funds cannot be used to support projects that are already being financially supported by SCRA (e.g., through the Policy Grant or various student research grants).***