Mini Grant Program

Published on November 13, 2023


The Manchester Youth Commission's Philanthropy Committee is requesting proposals for Mini Grants of up to $1,000 per application to Manchester community groups which are either led by, or intended to benefit, youth in Manchester. Qualifying candidates must plan to facilitate a project or program which fulfills one of three categories: Out of School Time/After School Initiatives, Service-Learning Initiatives, and Arts and Culture Initiatives. Grant money may not be used for religious instruction or materials, capital expenses, or donations to other organizations.

Applications for the Manchester Youth Commission Mini Grant Program are available online and must be completed and received by the Manchester Youth Services Bureau by no later than 11:59 pm on December 6, 2023. Letters of support or recommendation are also required. Grant recipients whose proposals have been selected for funding will be notified by mid-February. Decisions will be based on recommendations of the Manchester Youth Commission Philanthropy Committee and the availability of funds. Applying does not guarantee selection. Getting funded one year does not guarantee funding another year.

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For additional information, please contact Heather Wlochowski at the Manchester Youth Service Bureau at (860) 647-5214, or e-mail