Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice


HYPE Faith-Based Grants Available

Eat Smart Move More South Carolina (ESMMSC) is partnering with the 7th Episcopal District of the AME Church on the Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE) Project.

This partnership will allow up to 10 Young People’s Division (YPD) Youth Teams to work on projects in their churches or communities that will increase access to healthy foods or physical activity.

ESMMSC will fund HYPE Project mini-grants in amounts up to $1,000 beginning in February 2019.

The mini-grants will be used to fund healthy eating and active living projects that support policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

All applicants must be an active YPD in the 7th Episcopal District of the AME Church.

All grant applicants MUST be willing to work on projects related to healthy eating and/or active living and projects that promote or support a PSE change.

All AME churches in the 7th Episcopal District of the AME Church are encouraged to apply and will be considered regardless of their level of engagement with youth and health-related activities.

Application DEADLINE is February 14, 2019.

For more information about this grant opportunity, please contact one of the following:

ESMMSC Youth Engagement Manager Trimease Carter at or 803-667-9810, extension 306;

or 7th Episcopal District YPD Director Dr. Ila McFadden at or 843-260-6233.