UU Youth and Young Adult Grants

Please visit Financial Support for Attending General Assembly if you are looking for youth and young adult funding options for attending General Assembly.

Youth and Young Adult Grants

Lifespan Faith Engagement facilitates a transparent application process and disbursal of funds for the missional work of UU youth, emerging adult and young adult ministries across our association.

Who Can Apply

UU congregations, communities, or individuals who have projects or events that center the spiritual needs of UU youth, and/or emerging adults.

What Can You Apply For

You can apply for one Seed Grant and one Partnership Grant per fiscal year.

Partnership Grant: You can request up to $5,000 to support a UU youth, emerging adult, or young adult group with funding for a specific project or event. Priority is given to new groups/projects. See the Partnership Grant Rubric (PDF) for eligibility criteria.

Seed Money Grant: $500 to support a UU emerging adult (18-24) or young adult (18-35) group to get started or gain momentum.

When Can You Apply

The following is the granting cycle for UUA Fiscal Year 2025, which begins July 1, 2024:

Deadline August 1st for September 15th funds disbursement

Deadline December 1st for January 15th funds disbursement

Deadline April 1st for May 15th funds disbursement

Ready to Apply

Apply Now using a single application for both grants if the check will go to the same payee.