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 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 2020. 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.
If your YPD team was not previously funded, please complete the application below. No supporting documents are required.
If your YPD team was funded, you are eligible to apply again. You must upload an action plan when completing the application. These supporting documents must be in pdf format.
Below are examples of past HYPE projects:
Please note that there are currently other local funding opportunities for communities in South Carolina to consider:
- Let’s Go! 3.0 grants Eat Smart Move More South Carolina
For more information about this grant opportunity, please contact one of the following:
- ESMMSC Youth Engagement Manager Trimease Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-667-9810, extension 306; or
- 7th Episcopal District YPD Director Dr. Ila McFadden at email@example.com or 843-260-6233.