US Quidditch is proud to be offering several grants for the 2020-21 season for our members. Grants will be awarded within two weeks of the application deadline. All awarded grants must be used in the season they were awarded. Questions about this year's grants and the grant process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020-21 Season Grants
US Quidditch Cup Registration Grant
The US Quidditch Cup Registration Grant is available for two teams planning to compete at US Quidditch Cup 14. This grant covers the registration cost for your team, which is valued at $450 per team.
To apply for the US Quidditch Cup Registration Grant, please fill out this form here. Applications are due by January 31, 2021.
TEAM MEMBER GRANT
The Team Member Grant is available for one USQ member team. This grant covers up to $840 worth of individual memberships (can be player or referee) valid for the 2020-21 season. If your team is awarded the grant and have already registered individual members for the season, USQ will reimburse you for individual memberships up to the value of this grant. If you have not registered for the season, you will receive redemption codes to purchase individual memberships for your team.
To apply for the Team Member Grant, please fill out this form here. Applications are due by January 31, 2020.
EVENT SANCTIONING GRANT
To apply to have a tournament sanctioned by USQ, a USQ certified tournament director must submit an application no later than one month in advance of the event, though applications received after that point will be considered on a case by case basis. After submitting the form below, the TD(s) will receive an email to set up an interview with USQ staff. The interview will take 30-60 minutes and consist of reviewing the application and event, going over the event sanctioning program in general, and answering any questions the TD(s) may have. To learn more about event sanctioning, deadlines, and how to apply for an event sanctioning grant, click here.
LET THE KIDS PLAY EQUIPMENT GRANT
While some quidditch teams are fortunate enough to have access to the tools and supplies to build their own set of hoops, others find themselves paying anywhere from $250 to $500 for their first set. For a new college or high school team, this fee, on top of registration, uniforms and other equipment costs can be a barrier to entry. That is where USQ’s Let the Kids Play: Equipment Grant comes in. This grant, led as an initiative from the USQ Board of Directors, will provide a new set of hoops for five teams this season.With COVID-19 having an impact on new team development, any unawarded funds remaining from this year's grant will be added to next years Let the Kids Play grant offering. The hoop supplier will be Shooty Hoops Supplies, which is owned and operated by Matt Melton and Krystina Packard.
To apply for the Let the Kids Play: Equipment Grant, please fill out this form here. Applications are due by January 31, 2020.
Additional Grant Information
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Any registered (or planning to register) 2020-21 season member team is eligible for the USQ Open Division Registration Grant and Team Member Grant. Certified tournament directors are eligible to apply for event sanctioning grants. Any new 2020-21 season team, official, unofficial, or high school level, is eligible for the Let the Kids Play: Equipment Grant.
Teams that have already received a member grant from USQ within the previous two seasons are ineligible to apply.
HOW ARE APPLICATIONS EVALUATED?
Complete applications will be evaluated and awarded by USQ employees. Regional coordinators and other USQ staff members will consult on grant applications. Let the Kids Play: Equipment Grant will be evaluated and awarded by the USQ Board of Directors.
HOW many grants can a team apply for?
Teams are welcome to apply for more than one grant.
If you have any suggestions for grant offerings for the 2020-21 season, please email email@example.com.