What is the Opportunity?
The WV Community Development Hub (The Hub) is offering mini-grants available through a competitive application process for WV-based POWER project teams. These mini-grants will support teams by creating communications tools that will deepen impact and raise visibility for their work. This is a unique opportunity that combines training and 1-on-1 coaching with grant funds to support POWER project team members in building communications and storytelling capacities.
The Hub will host an online POWER Storytelling Workshop on Monday, March 9 that is open to any WV-based POWER grant team members as part of this opportunity. Content Strategist China Riddle from the Appalachian Regional Commission will join us for this workshop.
The mini-grant funds are earmarked for WV-based POWER project teams to create promotional storytelling projects with the help of creative agencies. These promotional projects will communicate about the work happening through POWER projects with the goals of:
- Deepening project impact;
- Increasing visibility for project work; and
- Improving measures of sustainability for the project work (such as increasing the probability of attracting funding sources or meeting key performance metrics).
Up to 3 grants of $4000 each will be awarded through this initiative.
Grant applications are due
Monday, April 20, 5pm. Update: Grant applications are now due Monday, May 4, 5pm.
Important – Deadline to Indicate Interest
All interested grant applicants must email The Hub’s Director of Strategic Network Communications Emma Pepper at email@example.com on/by Friday, March 6 to confirm their interest in the opportunity and to register for the online POWER Storytelling Workshop on Monday, March 9.
Participation in the online workshop is required to apply for grant funds.
You are not committing to filling out a grant application by indicating your interest or participating in the workshop.
About the POWER Storytelling Workshop
On Monday, March 9, The Hub will host an online workshop open to any members of WV-based POWER project teams. Participation is required for any teams interested in applying for grant funds.
The online workshop schedule is:
- 10am – 11am / Training Session: “Strategically Telling Your POWER Project’s Story” presented by China Riddle, Content Strategist – Communications, Appalachian Regional Commission
- 11am – 11:30am / Break
- 11:30am – 12:30pm / Coaching Session: Mini-grant opportunity deep-dive and project development with Emma Pepper, Director of Strategic Network Communications, The Hub
Email Emma Pepper at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop. This workshop will take place online, you will need a computer with Internet access to join. Emma will respond to your email with directions on how to join.
/ March 6: Deadline to indicate your interest in applying for grant funds and to register for the online workshop. Indicate interest and/or register by sending an email to Emma Pepper at email@example.com. (You are not committing to filling out a grant application by indicating your interest or participating in the workshop.)
/ March 9, 10am – 12:30pm: Online POWER Storytelling Workshop
April 20, 5pm Updated: May 4, 5pm: Grant applications due
/ November 15: Final report due
Additional Mini-Grant Funding Information
Learn more about the mini-grant funding, including:
- Eligibility requirements
- How to apply
- Frequently asked questions
Please send an email to Emma Pepper at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.