WHAT IS THE LOVE LAMASCO POSITIVE IMPACT FUND?

The Positive Impact Fund is money awarded directly to Lamasco neighbors of all backgrounds who have ideas for projects they can do to make a positive impact on the quality of life in the Lamasco Neighborhood. Projects are reviewed, approved, and funded by residents of the Lamasco Neighborhood in partnership with Renew Christian Church and other neighborhood stakeholders.

HOW DOES THE POSITIVE ACTION FUND WORK?

1. LEARN MORE about the Positive Impact Funds and the application process. Join us at the Neighborhood Action Plan meetings on Tuesdays, June 18 & July 16 from 6:00-7:30 PM at St. Boniface School (2031 W Michigan St, Evansville, IN 47712) to learn more, ask questions, and hear about last year’s award recipients.

2. SUBMIT THE APPLICATION by Wednesday, July 31. Completed applications can be submitted in person at the Neighborhood Meetings on Tuesdays, June 18 & July 16, or at Renew Christian Church or by emailing: Kelli@LoveLamasco.org.

A Selection Team made up of Lamasco Neighbors and Stakeholders will review applications. Applicants may be asked to give a brief presentation to the Selection Team (2-4 minutes) and answer questions about their projects.

3. AWARDS will be Announced and Distributed on Tuesday, September 17. Awards will be announced and distributed at the Lamasco Neighborhood Meeting on Tuesday, September 17. In addition, awardees will be informed of the decision by phone or email.

4. CELEBRATE THE POSITIVE IMPACTS!

A brief report describing results is required no later than 6 months after funds are distributed. Project pictures must be included with the report.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO FINANCIALLY INVEST IN NEIGHBORS' IDEAS AND DREAMS?

Lamasco neighbors have the power and ability to create the change they want to see in the neighborhood! When neighbors are connected, we can leverage each other’s experiences, knowledge, abilities, talents, skills, and passions to make a positive impact.

The Positive Impact Fund allows residents of the Lamasco Neighborhood to receive direct, financial investments to accomplish their neighborhood-focused projects.

WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR POSITIVE IMPACT FUNDS AWARDS?

Positive Impact Funds can be awarded to neighbors living in the Lamasco Neighborhood who desire to complete new projects or expand existing projects. Funds can be awarded in any amount up to $1,000.
Positive Impact Funds will be awarded to fund projects that:

Contribute (at least in some small way), toward making Lamasco a great place to live.

Empower neighbors to make positive changes they dream and desire for the neighborhood.

Show a clear connection between the project and the goals of Love Lamasco.

Engage and bring together residents throughout the Lamasco neighborhood.

Provide short-term wins and visible results in 3 - 6 months.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?

1. Resident(s) complete the application and submit it for review prior to the due date (July 31).

2. Applications will be reviewed by a Selection Team made up of Lamasco residents and stakeholders. The Selection Team may contact applicants regarding the projects, which could include meeting in person, phone conversations, and/or electronic correspondence.

3. Positive Impact Fund awards will be announced at the Neighborhood Meeting on September 17. Awardees will be informed of the decision prior to awards night by phone or email.

4. Renew Christian Church will draft and send an award agreement to the applicant prior to the Neighborhood Meeting on September 17. Once the agreement is signed and returned, funds will be distributed directly to the awardees.  This process could take 2-4 weeks.

5. A brief report describing the results of the project is required no later than 6 months after project funds have been distributed. Project pictures must be included with the report.

HOW ARE APPLICATIONS FOR POSITIVE IMPACT FUNDS SCORED?

A Selection Team made up of Lamasco neighbors and stakeholders will score each application in the following areas:

• The PROJECT empowers resident(s) to be change agents in the neighborhood.
• The PROJECT connects strategically to the goals of Love Lamasco.
• The PROJECT shows partnerships and collaboration.
• The PROJECT can be completed in 3-6 months and with funding.
• The overall level of neighborhood impact of the PROJECT.

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