Seeking Grants and Funding
WHAT IS A GRANT?
A grant is a legal contract to provide funding for a specific goal or outcome with the expectation of progress monitoring and reporting. It is not a gift, free of obligation or expectations. Grant funding comes from a variety of public and private sources. Grants allow SPPS to further educational research, expand services and provide programs or resources to students that would otherwise not be possible.
WHERE SHOULD I LOOK TO FIND GRANT OPPORTUNITIES?
WHAT IS THE GRANTS PROCESS?
Other Forms of Funding
Grants aren't the only source of funding for events, projects and programs, and there are a number of reasons why grants may not be the best fit.
- There may be no grants that fit your planned project, and changing the project to fit the available grants doesn't make sense
- Timing doesn't work (eg: need the funding sooner)
- Grants that would suit the project have too many requirements or don't fit the SPPS strategic plan
- Applied for but did not receive a grant, but the project is worth supporting
In these cases, you may be in need of other sources or forms of funding. Online fundraising or requesting financial or physical gifts may be good options for financing the need.
Visit this page for more information on online fundraising and recommended fundraising sites.