The mission of the Tinmouth Community Fund is to provide funding of needed services and facilities for the well-being of the citizens of and for the sense of community in the Town of Tinmouth.
Grants are made in the Community Services and Projects area. The pool of funds to be distributed annually varies, but is likely to be in the $5,000 range annually. The Board will award grants based on the amount of money available and the applicant pool. There may not be enough money to fund all grants, some groups may not receive a grant, and awards could be less than the amount requested. Grant requests must be $100-$500.
Groups may apply for more than one grant; please prioritize your applications (first priority, second priority, etc). Also special requests outside of the scope this grant application may be considered by the Community Fund Board. Please use this grant application and the funding deadlines as models for your request.
The Tinmouth Community Fund will support a wide range of initiatives, which strengthen or enhance the community, provide a needed service or create or improve a facility used by Townspeople. Application deadline is January 31. Do not be late with your grant application! Grants will be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Tinmouth Community Fund which is on the morning of Tinmouth’s Town Meeting (the Saturday before the first Tuesday in March).
Examples of projects that might meet the goals of the Fund include but are not limited to:
- Books, periodicals or computer services for the library
- Support for Tales of Tinmouth
- Funds to supplement the food shelf or Roy & Anne Wilbur Fund
- Plantings for the Town Green
- A series of lessons for community members (self-defense, climbing, harmonica, etc.)
- Bringing a speaker, musician or performance to the Town
- After-school or summer activities for children
The above are intended to be examples, not an exclusive list, of projects that can be supported. The key questions for applicants are: how would their proposed project advance and enhance the greater community of the Town of Tinmouth; how many residents will it impact; and are other funding sources available to meet this need? Is it a cool new idea? Apply!
All applications must be submitted physically or electronically by 11:59 pm on or before January 31. Grant awards will be made at Town Meeting. Ideally applications will be emailed to Cathy Reynolds. We no longer require that the head of the organization or the grant writer physically sign the application. We can assist you with scanning your document if you come to the Town Office during business hours. Mail or hand-deliver applications to: Tinmouth Community Fund, 143 Channel Road, Tinmouth, Vermont 05773.
No late applications will be accepted!
For more information about the Fund, how to apply for a grant, or to discuss your idea, please contact one of the nine board members listed on the Community Fund page