Region One Athletic Fund for Individuals

Grant Guidelines

WHO CAN APPLY

Students, teachers, administrators and community members for projects that enhance the physical and athletic experience of students in the Region One District of Connecticut.

GRANT INFORMATION

The Region One Athletic Fund recognizes that a complete education involves not only academic studies but the development of a healthy strong physical body along with the accompanying values of sportsmanship, team playing, endurance, ambition, discipline and fair play that athletics has to offer. The Fund has been formed for the purpose of enhancing and enriching the physical and athletic experiences of the students in all the schools that comprise the Region One School District.

The Fund wants to ensure the highest level of physical achievement for the students of Region One to enhance their capacity to compete and excel in the sport or physical activity of their choice and cultivate competitive teams. The Fund will support a variety of programs including (but not limited to) special coaching, summer training/camp programs, special movement classes to improve performance, master classes, coach training, equipment/uniform purchase, or even facility improvement.

It is the intention of the Fund to support athletics in the broadest terms among all grades and ages within Region One. The Region One Athletic Fund will support projects that are over and above those normally funded by local, state and federal funding.

ELIGIBILITY

Applications are invited from individual students to participate in a project or program that will not only enhance his or her athletic skills but also help build a stronger athletic program for the school. For example, an applicant might request funds to participate in a soccer program that will give him or her skills that can be shared with other members of the school team. Individual awards typically will not exceed 25 percent of the total cost of the program. Grantees must be enrolled in the Region One School District at the time that the funded activity takes place.

If an applicant submits more than one request for consideration and is awarded a grant, the committee will select only one request for funding. This will be the request that the committee feels most closely meets the award criteria and the award may not be substituted for another program without the consent of the committee.

AWARDS

Grants awarded may range from $100 to $1,000 for the first several years as the fund builds its endowment. Grants will not be made retroactively, except in extraordinary cases. Generally, grants will be awarded for up to 25% of the total cost of program fees and/or equipment. Requests may not include travel, hotel, food or clothing costs.

REVIEW CRITERIA

Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • Excellence: Is the project or service truly of a high quality? Is it the right time for the project? Does it involve qualified individuals/groups?
  • Impact: What is the potential impact of the project or service on the community? This does not mean the number of people involved, but rather the quality of the impact.
  • Ability: Is the project well thought out and feasible?
  • Grant Impact: What is the impact of the funding on the project?
Applications will be reviewed by the governing board of the Region One Athletic Fund made up of community members, parents and/or teachers. Their recommendations will be referred to Berkshire Taconic’s Board of Directors for final approval. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee.