Pine Tree Quilters Guild (PTQG) makes funds available to its members or chapters to pursue projects related to quilting. A mini-grant may not financially benefit any individual member or chapter. It cannot pay for professional long-arm quilting.
Mini-Grant Funding Examples:
Charitable Projects: To purchase materials for a quilting project that will be donated for a charitable purpose to an organization or individual(s). To purchase materials for a quilting project that will raise funds to benefit a charitable organization or individual(s) through a raffle or other method of sale.
Education Projects: To cover the costs of presenting programs about quilting in schools, nursing homes, or other venues. Costs can include postage, printing, materials and travel expenses.
Historical Preservation Projects: To cover the costs of producing a history through print or video of a local quilting celebrity or other event of importance to the members of PTQG.
(Mini-grant use is not limited to the three examples cited above.)
Applications for a mini-grant must be received or postmarked by the date of the January Members’ Meeting (see PTQG website for the exact date). The completed application form will have a detailed description of the purpose of the mini-grant. Recipients must sign an agreement to use the mini-grant for the purpose stated in the application within one calendar year of issue, and to complete the reporting responsibilities as outlined below.
Selection Procedure for Mini-Grants:
Applications will be reviewed by the Mini-Grant Committee and a recommended list of recipients will be presented for approval at the Spring PTQG General Board Meeting. Criteria for selection will be completeness of the application and appropriateness of the purpose. The mini-grant will be disbursed at the Spring Members’ Meeting.
Responsibilities Upon Receiving a Mini-Grant:
- Submit an interim progress report to the Mini-Grant Chairperson by October 15 of the same year. The report should be a few paragraphs describing what has happened to date, and include an account of grant funds expended. The report can also include photos, publicity and any other documentation.
- Submit a final report to the Mini-Grant Chairperson by April 15 of the following year. Include a summary of the goals accomplished; report any changes of goals and/or problems encountered; a complete budget report of how the grant was spent, along with as many receipts as possible.
- Write a brief article, with photos if possible, and send it directly to PatchworkPressEditor@gmail.com.
Failure to comply with all reporting requirements will jeopardize future mini-grant awards. Please send applications and reports to Ellen Corey Mini-Grant Chairperson. For further information, contact Ellen.
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