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Junction Micro Grants

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HERE’S AN IDEA – YOURS.

What?

Junction micro grants are awarded to innovative, engaging young adult community projects and can range from $1000 to $5000.

If you have a new program idea such as a celebration of a Jewish holiday or a Jewish social event and want to make it happen, read on.

What kind of project?

This one is up to you. But we do have some ideas about what a successful project looks like.

The micro grants are designed for ideas that involve and engage your young adult Jewish community members in a creative way such as an unusual celebration of a Jewish holiday, a local or international learning session with mentors, it can even be something no one has ever imagined before – as long as it relates to your young adult Jewish community, its members and their identity.

Purpose

These micro grants are meant to inspire young European Jewish adults to bring fresh and innovative ideas to European Jewish life. We know you have great ideas, and we want to support you with some funding to make it happen.

The micro grants are designed to give your ideas the little boost they need, because we realize  the impact they can have on all of us and our communities.

Funding

We divide the funding – and projects – into two categories:

UP TO $1000

If you have a new project to benefit your young adult Jewish community, such as a celebration for Shabbat, a discussion group for Jewish ideas, or a creative way to commemorate Passover – this category is for you. This grant can be applied to one part of a new Jewish project where it will add value.

Eligibility: Applicants to this category must be young European Jewish adults with a new project that benefits your young adult Jewish community in 2017. Please see further eligibility information below.

UP TO $5000

The second category of micro grants  is designed for those with a big idea, a project with a large-scale purpose, an event that has wider reach and deeper meaning for young adults in 2017.

It can be an international new project on a Jewish topic; a local initiative that supports the community, or a social activity that benefits a broader young Jewish adult group in your community – it can be anything you imagine, as long as it has a deep impact and serves a meaningful purpose.

Eligibility: Applicants to this category must be European Jewish young adults and have participated in at least one Junction or Yesod initiative. A reference may be required if you have not participated in a Junction or Yesod initiative. Please see further eligibility information below.

How will you judge projects?

We have a few simple guiding questions that guide our work and are questions we believe you should be asking yourself as you prepare your projects.  

RELEVANCE

How relevant is your idea to today’s Jewish communal landscape? Does it offer something new and creative? Is it inclusive and engaging for young adult community members?

IMPACT

How will your project benefit your young adult Jewish community? Will it improve the current state of your community? Will it have long-term effects?

PROJECT PLAN

Are you prepared to implement your project? Do you have a precise plan? Have you scheduled your activities? How will you publicize your program in an effective way before it starts? Is your project achievable, measurable and well planned?

FAQ

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THESE MICRO GRANTS? WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT A PERSON CAN RECEIVE IN ONE MICRO GRANT?

These micro grants are reserved for young people living in Europe who have a creative project they feel will contribute to Jewish life in Europe.

Applicants may receive up to $1000 per project for up to three separate projects in 2017. Applicants receiving up to $5000 for one project will not be eligible to receive a micro grant for additional projects in 2017.

Applicants will not be eligible to receive both Junction and ROI/Schusterman micro grants in the same application cycle.

Applicants from the follow countries are eligible to apply:

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Kosovo

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Malta

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom (UK)

WHAT WILL JUNCTION MICRO GRANTS NOT COVER?

  • Services that you are rendering to yourself, your organization or others (for example, grants cannot be paid for your time spent preparing for a presentation)
  • Technology-related costs
  • The purchase of hardware or other equipment
  • Participant travel costs

WHEN SHOULD YOU EXPECT A RESPONSE?

Applications will be reviewed monthly and will receive a decision within one month of applying.

HOW ARE THESE MICRO GRANTS FUNDED?

These grants are funded and made possible through a partnership of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and Yesod.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Email Junction@JDC.org with any additional questions.

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