2016 YorIt Social Venture Challenge

The Challenge
Invigorate downtown York City with innovative, exciting and appealing projects.

Grant(s) up to $20,000 will be given to individuals, groups or organizations that are non-profit or have a fiscal sponsor and have compelling ideas that meet the CHALLENGE!

Need Information?
Join us at Central Market as part of York's First Friday Celebration anytime between 5-7 p.m. February 5, 2016.

To Apply
  1. Make your pitch via a three minute video saved to YouTube. Videos are the opportunity to give an elevator pitch about the project. VERY IMPORTANT: Video Name must start with YorItSV2016 insert a space and end with the name of your project, such as: YoritSV2016 CoolProject.
    • Videos should be compelling, succinct, memorable (not necessarily professionally done) and answer the following questions:
      • Who are you?
      • What do you propose to do?
      • Why and how will it benefit downtown York in significant ways?
      • Why are you the best person or group to implement such a project?
      • How will the proposed funds be used?
    • Fill out the premliminary application.
    • Deadline for first phase submissions: March 11, 2016 5:00 p.m.

The Process
  1. Information session: February 5, 2016 anytime between 5-7 p.m.
  2. Video and Grant Due: March 11, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
  3. Finalists will be selected and notified by the YorIt Advisory Committee by mid-April.
  4. Finalists will be asked to submit a more detailed proposal, budget and answer questions specific to their project as well as meet with the committee.
  5. Committee will make final decision in May of 2016.

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