The Friendly Fifth

District 5 Cultural Grants

District 5 Cultural and Sports Grants

District 5 is now offering grants to support lodges in cultural and sports programming, taking part in events, and shipping costs for award pins. 
Please share this announcement with your lodge. 
 

You may direct questions to Judy Ghastin, D5 Cultural Director, at   judy62ghastin@gmail.com
Judy Ghastin
District 5 Cultural Director

D5 Cultural and Sports Grants Application
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Purpose
To promote and celebrate the culture of Norway and Nordic countries, grants are offered to District 5 Lodges to:
  • increase and maintain membership
  • expand programs to include all age groups
  • reach out to members who can no longer attend meetings
  • encourage participation in the cultural arts and sports programs
 
Categories:
  1. Cultural and Sports Pins Shipping Grant award limit $26 per District 5 Lodge per year.
  2. Small Project Grants award limit up to $200 per Grant (up to 5 awarded semi-annually)
  3. Matching Funds Grant award limit up to $500 (up to 3 awarded semi-annually)
 
Guidelines:
  • Grants are offered only to Sons of Norway District 5 Lodges semi-annually.
  • Lodges may apply for a Shipping Grant and either the Small Project or Matching Fund Grant in the same year.
  • Awards are dependent on available funds.  
  • Grants are judged by members of the District 5 Board; including members of the Cultural & Sports Committees.
  • Checks will be payable to the lodge making the application.
  • Applications and required paperwork must be submitted to the District 5 Cultural Director.
 
Application Deadlines and Awarding of Grants:
  • Spring application deadline March 1st ; Grants awarded mid-April
  • Fall application deadline September 1st; Grants awarded mid-October
 
Grant Descriptions:
 
Cultural and Sports Pins Shipping Grant
  • Grant is awarded to District 5 Lodges to help with the shipping cost of cultural and/or sports pins
  • One Cultural and Sports Pin Shipping Grant up to $26 can be awarded per year, per lodge.
  • A copy of the shipping receipt (shipping cost circled) must be submitted with the application.
  • Lodges may receive a Shipping Grant and apply for one of the other grants within the same year.
 
Small Projects Grant 
  • Up to $200 each may be awarded to assist with Cultural or Sports projects.
  • Lodges must submit a budget and detailed description of the project. 
  • Projects must take place during the time period described in the application.
  • A follow-up report is due upon completion of the project, within a month of completion:
  1. describe the outcome of the project,
  2. include pictures and include receipts
 
Matching Funds Grant
  • Up to $500 in matching funds may be granted for assistance with large cultural or sports projects.
  • Lodges must submit a budget and detailed description of the project. 
  • Projects must take place during the time period described in the application.  
  • A follow-up report is due upon completion of the project, within a month of completion:
  1. describe the outcome of the project,
  2. include pictures and include receipts showing how funds were matched
 
Grants will be judged by members of the Sons of Norway District 5 Board,
including members of the Cultural and Sports committees.

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