National Grid Launches Project C Community Commitment Youth Spaces Competition To Win $25,000

Feb 20, 2024 9:10 AM ET
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National Grid

MELVILLE, N.Y. /3BL/ - As part of National Grid’s ongoing Project C community commitment, the company launched a Youth Spaces Competition for Long Island-based non-profit organizations to submit applications and short videos on their plans to upgrade physical space designated to providing programs and services for local youth. The local community will vote on a winner to receive a $25,000 grant to make the desired improvements and five runners up to each receive $5,000 grants.

“National Grid is partnering with the Long Island community to provide resources for spaces dedicated to bringing young people together to inspire, uplift and create inclusive change,” said Brian Sapp, National Grid’s Director of External Affairs. “Through Project C, we partner with communities to build a better and more equitable future for our youth. Our enriching spaces program is a great opportunity to reward Long Island small non-profits for the great work they do every day.”

National Grid will award a $25,000 grant to the winning non-profit organization. Five runners up will each be awarded $5,000 for improvements to a youth-focused space, whether it be for equipment, facility renovations or other upgrades.

The application period is open for qualifying non-profit Long Island organizations. Applicants have until March 1, 2024, to submit a brief application with a two-minute video explaining their project and why their organization deserves to win.

A committee of judges made up of National Grid employees and Long Island community leaders will select the six projects that closely align with the company’s Project C mission and values, especially as it relates to fighting for social and racial justice. The finalists will be available online for the community to vote to determine the competition winter. The community will be invited to vote from March 25-29, 2024.


To be eligible for funding under Project C Youth Spaces Competition, a Long Island non-profit organization must meet the following criteria:

  • 501(c)3, 501(c)4 or 501(c)6 tax status
  • Demonstrates a positive impact on youth in their community
  • Identifies a physically defined space in need of a refresh
  • Has a maximum $2 million in organizational budget.

A full list of eligibility requirements, access to the application form and a contact for questions is available at Project C Youth Spaces Competition.

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