Starter Kit

 USQ “Starter Kit” Equipment Grant provides a first-year member team with the necessary supplies to host practices, scrimmages, and quidditch games. One of these grants are available for the 2017-2018 playing season.

EQUIPMENT INCLUDED

  • One full set of Peterson hoops (six hoops per set) 
  • One Baden Matchpoint size 5 quaffle
  • Three Champion bludgers
  • One snitch short set (includes shorts and tail)
  • Two full sets of headbands (seven per set: one green, one yellow, two black, three white)
  • Two sets of practice pinnies (12 per set, each set a different color)
  • One set of short practice cones (20 per set)
  • One athletic first aid kit

(Please note: the grant does not include brooms)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

A quidditch team is eligible for an USQ grant if it is an USQ official member team (with at least 10 USQ individual members), and is a first-year USQ member team.

HOW ARE APPLICATIONS EVALUATED?

Applications are reviewed and evaluated by USQ based on the following criteria:

  • A demonstrated need for the equipment
  • A demonstrated effort to procure other funding sources on a regular basis
  • Proven dedication to community outreach

WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS GRANT?

Within 30 days of receipt of award announcement, the applicant must submit a final report, including:

  • Signed copy of grant agreement
  • Detailed description and assessment on use of equipment (with 3-5 high resolution photos to be published on USQ site and media outlets with a brief article)
  • Recipients will develop a press release announcing the awarding of the grant to the local press
  • Recipients must provide recognition of the support of USQ (to be determined upon consultation with USQ)

GRANT APPLICATION

To apply for the grant, send the following information to membership@usquidditch.org by 11:59pm ET on September 22, 2017. The winners will be announced and equipment will be shipped shortly after.

Member profile

  • Age of team
  • Number of players total
  • Type of team (community/school; official/school; unofficial)
  • Team mission/bylaws (goals of the team, administrative structure, meeting schedule etc)
  • Membership fees collected

Letters of support (optional)

  • Regional coordinator
  • School administration
  • Mentor team

Supplemental information

  • What fundraising programs has the team taken to meet financial needs? What fundraising efforts are planned for the future?
  • What has the team done to involve itself with the community? How does the team plan on giving back to its community in the future?
  • What efforts are planned in the future to expand the team’s player base?
  • How will an equipment start-up kit further the development of the team?
  • If it is a school team and the school does not recognize/support it yet, what does the team need to do in order to get the school’s support?
  • Where does the team expect to be in five years? Competitively? Financially?

Good luck!