Kim Scotland, Director of Community Relations & Marketing
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 206
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2021
United Way of Greater Plymouth County to Offer January 13th Funding Informational Session
BROCKTON, MA- United Way of Greater Plymouth County will host an informational workshop for any nonprofit organization interested in applying for United Way funding for FY2023 (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023). The workshop will take place on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. in a virtual capacity on Zoom.
All interested agencies, including first time applicants, are required to attend the workshop to be eligible for funding consideration.
With a mission to “unite people, ideas and resources to improve lives and to build a stronger community”, United Way of Greater Plymouth County aims to direct resources to the most vulnerable, lowest income population in our community. Therefore, we support programs that promote the education of our youth, the physical health and healthy lifestyles of our most vulnerable neighbors, and the financial stability of our families under the broad and interrelated pillars of Health, Education, and Financial Stability. For this round of funding, initiatives must pertain to the five LIVE UNITED Community Recovery areas as detailed below.
LIVE UNITED Recovery Fund: In light of the significant long term challenges for our neighbors and our communities resulting from the devastating pandemic, United Way, The Family Center and Community Connections are generating life saving resources though our annual campaign and grant seeking from private foundations to be directed toward “reimagining and rebuilding” our communities. While we continue to focus our efforts to the interrelated pillars of Education, Health and Financial Stability, we will be focusing our efforts on five initiatives for the foreseeable future as detailed below.
LIVE UNITED Community Recovery Focus Areas:
• Feeding Our Families
• Housing & Homelessness
• Access to Affordable Health Services
• Support for Children & Youth
• Support for Job Training & Placement
Requests for funding should respond to the most urgent needs being faced by our neighbors resulting from the long-term effects of COVID-19, and we will be seeking innovative partnerships from our community’s most compassionate, charitable organizations in order to have the greatest positive impact on the lives of our most vulnerable families and individuals.
Critical to our work in meeting these needs is the realization that for people of diverse backgrounds these challenges are greater and deeper in terms of their degree and complexity. This means that we must direct significantly greater attention and enhance our sensitivity to the issues of race, equity and justice as we design our solutions to our communities’ problems.
Request for Proposal (RFP’s) packets will be available online following the workshop.
Please note, in case of inclement weather, a snow date has been scheduled for January 14th.
Anyone interested in attending the workshop should RSVP to Kim Scotland, Director of Community Relations & Marketing, United Way of Greater Plymouth County, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit www.uwgpc.org/funding.
About United Way of Greater Plymouth County
Established in 1922, United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s mission is “We unite people, ideas and resources to improve the lives of people in Greater Plymouth County.” United Way envisions a “a safe, healthy and well-educated community in which people's needs are met effectively, respectfully and compassionately” by focusing its resources on addressing the vital and interconnected needs of education, health and income. United Way serves the communities of southeastern Massachusetts, including the city of Brockton and the towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.