WHO: All students in Sun Prairie Area School District grades 8-12
WHEN: Deadline for fall applications is October 31, 2017. Grants will be awarded by December 1.*** Deadline for spring applications is February 28. Grants will be awarded by April 1. ***
WHAT: GRANTS (cash awards you don’t pay back) of up to $500 will be awarded to student groups or organizations starting or continuing projects that identify and find solutions for challenges impacting our community and/or schools. Priority will be given to projects that address poverty and hunger, racial and social justice, the environment, public education advocacy, civic engagement, voter registration, and other service projects that benefit and build the Sun Prairie community. You could use these funds to…• Start a club or student organization that fills a need in your school• Bring in a speaker or hold a workshop on a topic that benefits students• Start a project that meets a need in the community• Hold a training that would help empower others• Find a solution to an existing problem (like starting a food pantry in the school)
Get creative! Use what YOU know to find solutions that work for all of us!
HOW: Just complete the application form, get approval from a faculty advisor, and submit your application to SunPrairieAction@gmail.com (or mail to Heather DuBois Bourenane at 681 Broadway Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590) by Feb. 28! If you’re approved, you’ll submit regular reports on your progress and have access to support from our team of experienced community organizers. You can download a pdf at https://tinyurl.com/SPARCStudentAction or complete the application online at https://goo.gl/forms/jjgphfDkv2JzXoMD3.
Some finer print: • Grants cannot be used for partisan political projects or projects intended for personal financial gain.• If the proposal is to start a new club or group, the group must have a designated faculty advisor and follow all Sun Prairie Area School District regulations for clubs. The advisor must sign the application.• If the application is not associated with a new or existing club or student organization, the proposal should be signed by a faculty member willing to supervise the project. Please include the staff member’s name, email, and phone number on the application. • Challenge yourself to take on big issues and think of creative solutions or opportunities for impact!
If you have any questions about the SPARC Student Action Grants, please contact Heather DuBois Bourenane at (608) 572-1696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPARC Local Action Fund is the charitable arm of the Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting the Sun Prairie community.
All projects must be in accordance with 501(c)(3) law and must support the community good. Funds cannot be used for any partisan purpose including the support of specific candidates or political parties