This Little Light Grant


Introduction

In 2008, UUCO received a UU Heartland District grant called a Chalice Lighter Grant. Chalice Lighter Grants come from a self-funded District program. Members in regional UU churches pledge 8 cents a day to help worthy projects elsewhere in the District. We began to dream about how we might be able to do something similar for worthy projects right here in Owensboro. So later in 2008, our Board of Trustees approved a mini-grants program for Owensboro-Daviess County. It is based on members pledging 5 cents a day to the program and it is called This Little Light

General Information

Total funds available for annual disbursement are $500. At least one grant is to be made each year. Grants can be made to individuals, non-profit organizations, churches, school clubs,charity or civic groups in Daviess County who present an application for a project that improves the quality of human life in Owensboro-Daviess County.

Projects should address one of these issues in a new way: Domestic Violence, Hunger, Homelessness, or Literacy. Preference will be given to projects that enhance the self-sufficiency of those served or that have an extended reach into the community. Preference will also be given to projects with sustainable or repeatable plans. Grants will not be given to “keep the lights on” for already established work.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted from 20 January - 15 February.

For additional information please see our This Little Light Mini-Grant Program Information packet. Also, see our This Little Light Mini-Grant Application form. If you have any questions, please contact:

Rev. Dr. Claudia A. Ramish
270-683-1462 or
hermitstuff@bellsouth.net(Subject line: GRANT APP)

Completed applications are to be submitted to:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
ATTN: This Little Light Committee
1221 Cedar St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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