Mini Grants

Supporting alcohol alternative programming, campus-wide

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McWell provides mini-grants up to $250 for clubs and organizations hosting late-night, alcohol-alternative programming. Clubs, organizations, and residence halls may be awarded up to $250 per semester by completing the mini-grant application form below.

All undergraduate and graduate clubs and organizations, as well as individuals planning social, recreational or entertainment-based late night programming are eligible to apply.

Preference will be given to activities that meet most or all of the following guidelines:

  • On Thursday, Friday or Saturday night after 9 pm OR an alternative event directly linked to a high-risk time (ex: alcohol-free game watch).
  • Promote student interaction.
  • Engaging, interesting, creative, or unique.
  • Structured to promote students attending entire program, rather than being a “stop by” for students prior to going out for the evening.
  • Demonstrate collaboration between multiple groups or organizations.
  • Open to a broad audience.
  • Can identify goals and evaluation metrics.
  • Can provide an appropriate description of how the funds will be used.
  • Funding from McWell is integral to making the event a success.
  • Application is submitted at least two weeks prior to date of event.

Clubs and organizations that receive funding will also be asked to complete a brief post-event survey and display a McWell promotional poster at the event.

Contact Jenna Gehl Jones at jgehl@nd.edu for more information or to submit posters or publicity materials.

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This grant program is intended to provide funding to events that might otherwise not be funded.  If your organization is hosting an event that you’d like to request McWell co-sponsor, please contact the Director of McWell, Kelly Hogan Stewart.