COVID-19 Mini Grant Project Ideas
Volunteer West Virginia is happy to announce the availability of Mini-Grants
to plan COVID-19 related service projects. Applicants are encouraged to get creative and have fun planning a service project.
Need help getting started? Here are a few of our favorite project examples!
- Blessing Boxes - Build and install a Blessing Box in your community filled with nonperishable goods.
- PPE & Mask Projects - Create PPE packs and masks for at risk populations.
- Thank You Notes - Develop a thank you note program to send to hospital staff and first responders.
- Project Kits - Create volunteer project kits with instructions and supplies to drop-off; Volunteer Projects “In a Box” that can be picked up, dropped off, or mailed.
- Food Drive – Partner with a local foodbank and start a food drive in your community. Funds can be used for the marketing and promotion of your project.
- Pen Pal Projects – Partner with a local senior center or youth program to start a pen pal project.
- Community Kindness – Develop a volunteer project to spread kindness in the community during COVID-19. Applicants are welcome to use the Be Kind COVID-19 campaign and logo.
- Virtual Events – Funding can be used to buy supplies for virtual events to engage volunteers and community members.
- Or plan your own project!
Unallowable Expenditures Include
- Projects that do not adhere to CDC guidelines. Projects must adhere to local and state guidelines for safety.
- The goal of the grant is to develop new service projects in the community. Funding cannot be used for preexisting projects, general supplies, and salary.
- Costs need to be necessary and reasonable for the project.
If you have questions about a potiental project please email Dana Bryant
. We are happy to help!
For the fastest response, please do not call the office, we are working remotely due to COVID-19.