UFA Funds 4-H Clubs

In 2020, Alberta 4-H Clubs shared in almost $60,000 in club funding for projects and initiatives.

4-H provides lifelong leadership and learning skills to the youth in our communities and UFA is excited to once again support this grassroots growing and learning. Over the years we have seen the positive and inspiring impact that 4-H Alberta brings to our communities.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 FUNDING NOW OPEN! Here’s how to apply:

Eligibility

  • Must have an active 4-H Alberta Club or District Status, in good standing.
  • The application must detail how the funds will be used to support your 4-H Club or District project or initiative.
  • Funding is available at the 4-H Club or District level and is not available for projects that support an individual 4-H Club member, religious or political initiatives or third-party fundraising.
  • Funds are provided on a first come, first served basis. Available funds are capped at $80K for the more than 300 4-H Alberta Clubs and Districts. This means funding will not be available for all Clubs and Districts. The goal of the process is to provide all 4-H Alberta Clubs and Districts an equal opportunity to apply for funding.
  • Only one application from each Club and District will be considered.

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Funding

Funding

  • Up to $80,000 in funding is available to Alberta 4-H Clubs and Districts.
  • 4-H Alberta Clubs and Districts can apply for up to a max of $300 per Club/District for the 2021 4-H season, to be used on a project or initiative with approval at the sole discretion of UFA.
  • Funds will be provided to Clubs/Districts no later than March 1, 2021.
  • Funds must be used by 4-H Clubs or Districts for projects or initiatives prior to November 2021.
  • UFA reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the program at its sole discretion.
  • Please be advised that UFA may share the information in the application with 4-H Alberta for the purposes of fund distribution.

Forms

All forms are printable or must be opened in Adobe for electronic signature. Please note the Photo Release Form is only needed upon approval of 4-H Club Funding submission.

FAQs

  1. Has the program changed at all since last year?
  2. Yes, we are excited to announce that 4-H Alberta Districts are now also able to apply. One application, per District and Club please.

  3. Why is the program launching in the fall?
  4. UFA recognizes that 4-H Clubs and Districts would benefit from knowing sooner in their 4-H season if their funding request was approved. By opening applications in the fall, Clubs and Districts have time to incorporate the funding into their projects and initiatives.

  5. What does a Club or District have to do to apply?
  6. It’s easy! Fill out the application form online. Please ensure that the Club or District leader is submitting the application.

  7. What does a District have to do to apply?
  8. Please have only one leader submit an application on behalf of the District that is applying.

  9. Why is the funding being provided on a first-come, first-served basis?
  10. Available funds are capped at a total of $80K in 2021 for the more than 300 4-H Clubs and Districts in Alberta that are eligible to apply. This means funding may not be available for all Clubs or Districts. This process gives all Clubs and Districts an equal opportunity to receive funding based on this application process.

  11. What is the review process?
  12. The projects and initiatives that UFA is interested in funding must align with one or more of the 4-H Club groupings which include:

    • Active Living
    • Agriculture and Environment
    • For the Arts
    • In & Around the Home
    • Livestock
    • Science, Technology & Trade
    • Small Animals
    • Take the Lead
    • District Event
  13. What happens if a Club or District requests more than $300?
  14. UFA has set $300 as the maximum amount each Club or District can apply for, to ensure there are funds available for as many Clubs and Districts across the province as possible. If the number listed on the application form exceeds this amount, the application will still be reviewed, and if approved, the Club or District will receive up to $300 in funding.

  15. What if a Club or District requests less than $300?
  16. Clubs or Districts can request any amount up to a maximum of $300. The specific amount the Club or District would like to request should be listed in the application form. If approved, the Club or District will receive funding in the amount requested, up to a maximum of $300.

  17. Should I request funding if my program is happening in late 2021 or will further funding be available?
  18. Yes, we request that you apply for funds by January 15, 2021. The funding is available for all 4-H Club or District projects and initiatives happening in this current 4-H season. However, we do request funds be spent on projects and initiatives prior to September 30, 2021.

  19. Are there any exclusions for funding?
  20. The exclusions are as follows:

    • Funding is available at the Alberta 4-H Club level and is not available for projects that support an individual 4-H Club member-only, religious or political initiatives or third-party fundraising.
  21. Can Clubs or Districts join together to submit a single request?
  22. Funding will be approved on a per Club or District basis. If multiple Clubs or Districts wish to have the funding they must submit separate applications. If multiple Clubs' or Districts' projects are related, please indicate that on the application form.

  23. What is the goal of this program?
  24. UFA is dedicated to the communities we serve, and we believe that by providing direct funding to local Alberta 4-H Clubs and Districts, we can make the biggest impact. Clubs and Districts can focus on the projects they are working on, instead of looking for ways to raise funds to support them.

  25. When do we need to sign the photo release form?
  26. The photo release form is NOT required at time of application, but should your Club or District be approved/awarded the funds, you will be asked to have any Club or District members included in submitted photos, to have their parent/guardian complete the release form.

  27. What if our Club or District year is impacted again by COVID?
  28. Once your application has been approved by UFA, and a cheque has been sent out, we would like you to use the funds to support your Clubs or District the best you can, even if your plans have to change. We understand these times are unprecedented, but our desire to support the Clubs and Districts remains strong.

If you have any further questions during your application process, please email: UFAfunds4HClubs@UFA.com.

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