USTA New England Gives Out cycle 2 grants
July 9, 2018
Media Contact: James Maimonis
Communications & Engagement Coordinator
508-366-3450 ext. 112
USTA NEW ENGLAND GIVES GRANTS TO 19 ORGANIZATIONS
WESTBOROUGH, MA- USTA New England recently gave more than $22,000 in grants to 19 dedicated tennis organizations to jumpstart or grow their upcoming community programming. These grants, ranging from $500-$2,500, were given as part of USTANE’s second of two grant cycles in 2018. USTA New England has given out nearly $65,000 in grants in 2018.
“Grants allow us to support community tennis providers that are increasing participation in their areas. These grant recipients are essential to achieving our mission and it is great that we can support them with funding,” said Sarah Rice, USTA New England Manager of Community Development.ADVERTISEMENT
To align with its Strategic Plan, USTA New England offers four different grant categories through two cycles that directly relate to its strategic priorities. Organizations can select the grant category or categories to apply for that best fit their program’s goals. Grants given as part of the first cycle benefitted summer programming, while second cycle grants go towards fall or winter 2019 programming.
“It is exciting to review grant applications to see the plans for new or expanding tennis programming around New England,” Rice said. “Diversity & Inclusion was our largest category this cycle, and those grants are so vital to bringing tennis to new communities and populations.”
New in 2018, all grant recipients must be registered as a provider on Net Generation. All grant recipients must also send a representative to the 2018 New England Tennis Weekend.
Grant priority is given to programs that: target new players, target diverse markets, link their programs to USTA programs, registered Community Tennis Associations (CTAs), National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters and USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) programs.
To learn more about USTA New England grants or grant categories, visit the Grants webpage.
About USTA New England
USTA New England, one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association (USTA), is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit www.usta.com/newengland.