John Paul II “Youth in Action Grants 2021”

BRIDGEPORT—Foundations in Faith has announced it is accepting applications for the second year of its popular St. John Paul II “Youth in Action Grants.”

“We have expanded our reach based upon the tremendous success of the first-year projects and the enthusiasm of young people throughout our Diocese,” said Kelly Weldon, Director of Foundations in Faith.

“Project ideas are by youth and for youth to enhance their Catholic faith Formation experiences,” said Weldon, “We invite Catholic youth and young adults to apply for this innovative opportunity to deepen their faith and share the Good News with others.”

Weldon said project design should incorporate two or three elements including Evangelization, Collaboration, and Justice and Equity initiatives to dismantle discrimination.

  • The 2021 Grant Application is now live. All applications must be submitted online and by November 13th, 2020.
  • The grants are open to young Catholics in the Diocese of Bridgeport representing: 1) Catholic High Schools 2) Parish high school Youth Groups and 3) Young Adult (ages 20-35) Catholic Youth Groups working with Diocesan Priest or a sponsoring Parish
  • Each project can apply for up to $5000 in funding.
  • The projects that receive grant funding will run from January-December 2021

Youth in Action Application

Youth in Action Budget template

View Only—Youth in Action Application (Applications must be submitted online. No hard copy or print outs of the “view only application” will be accepted)

A dedicated group of volunteers on the Foundations in Faith Grant Committee will review grant requests and make recommendations for funding to the Board of Trustees in early December.

Please contact Kelly Weldon for further information.