Apply now for USFS Community Development Grants

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Grants

U.S. Figure Skating is awarding six Community Development Grants for the 2017-18 membership year. These grants will provide money to selected U.S. Figure Skating member clubs, Learn to Skate USA programs and U.S. Ice Rinks Association member facilities for the purpose of developing community-based programs/events to attract, involve and inspire new generations of skaters.

Six $2,000 grants will be allocated to the clubs, programs or facilities that most effectively demonstrate how they will use the grant to develop these initiatives. To apply for the grants, email a concise plan to U.S. Figure Skating in care of Susi Wehrli McLaughlin, U.S. Figure Skating Senior Director, Membership, at Each plan must contain the following information:

1) Complete contact information and program affiliation
2) Brief history or mission of the organization requesting the grant
3) Concise statement outlining your program/event plan
4) How this will benefit your community and the growth/development of ice skating
5) Who is your target audience? What is the anticipated number of participants?
6) Describe the marketing strategies and tactics to be used
7) How will you measure your success?
8) Timeline of your program/event

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

Grants will be awarded after July 1, 2017.

Only applications submitted by email will be considered. Please send your plan as a PDF, if possible. Plans received by the application deadline will be forwarded to a selection committee. All applicants will be notified of the results. Late applications will not be considered.