Is there is a need in your community that your group would like to address? If so, consider hosting a service project with the Columbus Volunteer Challenge on Family Weekend, Saturday, September 7 or Sunday, September 8. The Neighborhood Partnership Center at the United Way of Central Ohio has a limited amount of funds available to help you and volunteers to create a positive change in your neighborhood through a service project that takes place in or around one of the United Way’s five priority neighborhoods: Franklinton, King Lincoln, Northland, Southside or Weinland Park. If funded, your project will appear on the Columbus Volunteer Challenge website and will be open to community volunteers for registration.
HOW TO REQUEST FUNDING
1. Fill out Funding Request Form Submit online here
2. UWCO will confirm via email or phone call that your request was received
3. Form must be received by August 8
4. You will be notified of funding decisions by August 13
5. If approved for funding, projects must be entered into the CVC Website by August 16
REQUIREMENTS FOR FUNDING
• Project must take place in or around one of United Way’s five priority neighborhoods: Franklinton, King Lincoln, Northland, Southside or Weinland Park
• Project must take place on Saturday, September 7 or Sunday, September 8
• Funding Request Form must be submitted to Matthew Yannie by August 8
• Project must not exceed $500
• Request must include how you intend to use the funding
• If project is funded, you must submit copies of all receipts to UWCO
• Request must identify a project coordinator to manage volunteers
• A minimum of 10 volunteers must be involved in the project (volunteers will be recruited through your organization’s recruitment efforts and through promotion on the CVC website)
• If funded, project must be registered through the Columbus Volunteer Challenge Website for volunteer sign-up open to the general public (details regarding project registration will be provided once funding has been approved)
• Project must include a physical improvement that can be documented by before and after photos
• Prep and install a community garden
• Enhance your community “entrance” – plant flowers, paint sign, remove graffiti, etc.
• Beautify the neighborhood – clean up alleys and vacant lots, remove litter
• These are just a few ideas…think about what your neighborhood needs!
• Because funding is limited for this opportunity, those projects that most clearly show dedication towards service to others and to the community will be considered for funding.