The Success by Six Committee of the Keene and Elm City Rotary Clubs has mini-grants available to organizations which have programs working with young children to help them start school ready to learn.
All requests meeting the criteria will be considered.  (See below.) However, grant requests to further education and training of childcare providers and parents will be given priority.
The closing date for submitting requests is March 1, 2014.
If you are interested in applying, please send a letter by March 1, 2014, with details of your request for a specific project or need to:
Rotary Club of Keene
Attn: Success By Six
PO Box 126
Keene, NH 03431
or  e-mail
1.) Grants will normally be granted for a maximum of $1,000. This amount may be increased if deemed appropriate by a two-thirds majority the committee. 
2.) Grant requests will only be considered from organizations. Exceptions may be made in unusual cases by a two-thirds vote of the committee. 
3.) Grants must be for a specific item or program and not part of a general budget. The amount requested must be for the complete cost of the item or program. Exceptions can be made by a two-thirds majority of the committee
4.) Grants must be in agreement with the Success By Six mission statement as interpreted by the SBS committee which is:
To have all of the children within our
 Monadnock service area start school ready to learn
5.) The Monadnock service area consists of the following twenty cities and towns:
1. Alstead                                           8. Marlborough                         15. Surry
2. Chesterfield                                     9. Marlow                                16. Swanzey
3. Fitzwilliam                                       10. Nelson                               17. Troy
4. Gilsum                                            11. Richmond                           18. Walpole
5. Harrisville                                        12. Roxbury                             19. Westmoreland
6. Hinsdale                                          13. Stoddard                           20. Winchester
7. Keene                                             14. Sullivan
6.) Announcements of the availability of grants will be published semi-annually in September and January.  Grant requests will typically      be considered in November and March.                                               
7.) Grant requests must be received on or before the published submission deadline.
8.) Grant requests will be reviewed and approved or denied by the SBS committee in a  
     timely manner. Approved requests will be submitted to the Rotary Club Board of
     Directors for final approval at the board meeting immediately subsequent to the SBS
     committee meeting.
9.) The Committee is responsible for communicating with grant requestors including   
      sending checks, letters of awards and/or denial, and gathering follow up information.
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