Mini-Grants Available to Support 2012 Kick Butts Day Events

Posted by on January 08, 2012

Mini-Grants Available to Support 2012 Kick Butts Day Events
Deadline: January 27, 2012

United Health Foundation is partnering with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to offer mini-grants for 2012 Kick Butts Day (March 21, 2012) events.

A program of the campaign’s For Youth By Youth program, Kick Butts Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. On Kick Butts Day, youth organize and participate in events across the United States encouraging their peers to stay tobacco-free and educating their communities about the dangers of tobacco.

This year, for the first time, mini-grants of $500 or $1,000 will be awarded to support Kick Butts day events. Anyone who is planning a 2012 event is encouraged to apply.

The program will favor applications that include a combination of creativity, youth involvement in planning and implementing the event, a detailed description of the planned event, a strong communications/media plan, and demonstrated financial need.

Grants can be used for local transportation for youth participating in the event; administrative expenses such as communication (phone, fax, email, postage), copying, and print services that are directly related to the event; materials needed for the event (trash bags, paper, art supplies, etc.); educational items (brochures, palm cards, flyers, etc. that can be handed out at the event);and refreshments and recognition items (t-shirts, certificates, plaques, etc.) that are integral to the event.

To access the grant application, applicants must first register their event at the Kick Butts Day Web site.

Visit the Kick Butts Day Web site for complete grant program guidelines, activity guide and other event planning resources, and to register a project and apply for a grant.

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