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Helen Ellis Charitable Trust Grant

Grants to Westport, Massachusetts Individuals and
Organizations for Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Projects

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Westport Cultural Council (WCC)

Deadline Date:

03/22/19 4:00 PM Hand delivery; Mailed applications must be postmarked by the deadline.


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Grants to Westport, Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and individuals for programs and projects related to arts and culture, humanities, and the interpretive sciences. Funding is intended to support a variety of projects, including musical and theatrical performances, the creation of public works of art, art, science and nature educational programs, scientific or natural exhibits, and the documentation of Westport history through books, video or photography.

The Westport Cultural Council will give priority to grant requests that:
-Directly involve the arts, interpretive sciences or humanities.
-Take place on the South Coast, or promote local creative talent or cultural resources.
-Have a measurable impact on the Westport community, by reaching a significant number of Westport residents, whether immediately, or over time.
-Engage, and help bring together, Westport's varied communities, or introduce Westport residents to new or different cultural perspectives.
-Do not duplicate existing programs or funding.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168635

Term of Contract:

Programs can be scheduled to begin anytime after May 1, 2019, and must be completed by Tuesday, May 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Individuals as well as organizations are encouraged to apply.
-Programs that take place outside of Westport may be eligible. If a program is proposed that occurs in a nearby community the application must describe how the program will benefit residents of Westport and provide information on how the applicant will engage and inform the Westport community.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted starting February 8, 2019, and must be submitted by Friday March 22, 2019 (or postmarked by March 22, 2019, if mailed).

Submit 9 packets including your grant application (exclude instruction page) and supplemental materials. Applications can be delivered by US mail or hand delivered. The foundation does not accept electronic applications via email or online at this time.

Notification will occur late April 2019.

Money is dispensed on a reimbursement basis only.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications by mail or hand-deliver to:

Drop off location:
Westport Town Hall
Second Floor
Westport Cultural Council Mailbox

US Mail:
Westport Cultural Council
PO Box 4089
Westport, MA 02790

For questions, contact:
Carolyn Duby, Westport Cultural Council, Chair
(508) 965-0584

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USA: Massachusetts: Westport