Grants Applications Available Sept 24 for Chelsea Thrives

The Chelsea Thrives Partnership is offering mini-grants to anyone who has a great idea for a positive activity or event for youth in Chelsea. Mini-grants are available to individuals that are organizing programs that serve five or more youth. Mini-grants are available to:

  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Organizations
  • Schools

Winners will be scored and selected based on impact and overall plan. Winners will receive between $250 – $2,000. The application will be available for download at, available to complete online at, and copies will be made available at the Chelsea Public Library and The Neighborhood Developers. Applications must be submitted electronically through our site or via email to [email protected]

The vision of the Chelsea Thrives Partnership is that middle school and high school age youth in Chelsea will have access to an array of fun, positive and enriching experiences within the city that support them to be safe, successful and thriving.

The purpose for this Mini-Grant Program is to support organizations, schools, neighborhood groups and others to increase the number of youth engaged in activities by removing financial barriers for participation in existing, engaging hard to reach young people and/or supporting the creation of new programming and activities. Examples of projects that will be funded could include youth field trips, arts programming, youth groups, sports activities, etc.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should engage at least five young people in Chelsea. Each application must include a detailed description of how funds will be used and a budget detailing how the grant will be spent. Grantees will be required to submit a program report (including attendance records and Chelsea residency) and a financial report (including receipts). There will be public information sessions held for all interested applicants. Applicants must attend at least one of the informational sessions to be considered. Grants will not be considered unless the applications are complete. Winners will be determined by a selection committee.

TIMELINE: Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018. There will be four Public Information Sessions. They will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 6 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2 p.m., Monday, September 10, 10 a.m. and September 17, at 6 p.m. at The Neighborhood Developers (4 Gerrish Ave.) Questions can be address to  [email protected].

All Applications must be submitted electronically through our site or via email to [email protected]

You can expect to hear back from us by October 15, 2018. Grantees will be notified via email.

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