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Jan Stauber-Sherlock Holmes Literacy Grant

Grants to USA and Canada Teachers, Librarians, Museums,
Theaters, Organizations, and Societies for Literacy Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Beacon Society

Deadline Date:

05/01/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $750 to USA and Canada teachers, librarians, children's museums and theaters, eligible societies, organizations, and individuals involved with organizations for literary and educational projects. Funding is intended for curriculum development or to design educational experiences related to Sherlock Holmes literature for children and youth.

Goals:

  • Encourage young people to read;
  • Introduce young people to Sherlock Holmes and, in particular, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories;
  • Provide monies in the form of grants to support projects introducing young people to Sherlock Holmes;
  • Reach out to both current Holmes fans and non-Sherlockians, encouraging them through financial assistance to develop such projects; and
  • Honor Jan Stauber’s work introducing young people to Sherlock Holmes.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181035

Estimated Size of Grant:

- The maximum amount per funding request is $750.00 (US or Canadian). Partial funding of an application may be offered.
- All unspent funds must be returned to the Beacon Society.
- Grants are not transferrable to other individuals or institutions except in special circumstances and with prior approval by the Grants Committee.

Term of Contract:

Beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
- Elementary, Middle School, and Upper School Teachers (public and private) in the USA and Canada
- Librarians (school, public libraries, etc.) in the USA and Canada
- Children’s Museums and Theaters with educational programs
- Enthusiasts of detective/mystery fiction who are active in organizations involving young people such as scouting.
- Sherlock Holmes societies in the USA and Canada

No funds may be used for paying wages, salaries, stipends, living or travel expenses, honoraria, catering or party refreshments. Costumes are seldom funded.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Timeline:
The deadline for 2021 grant applications will be May 1, 2021. Late applications will not be considered. Incomplete applications may be excluded from consideration.

The Beacon Society will carefully consider all grant applications and will contact all applicants as soon as possible after a decision has been made. This is expected to take 6 - 8 weeks.

The Beacon encourages applicants to seek additional funding to ensure the success of the program.

Since the Beacon Society recognizes that approval from the school or library system is essential for the program’s success, signed documentation of such support from the applicant’s institutional supervisor (principal, director, department chair, etc.) is required.

More information: https://www.beaconsociety.com/apply-for-a-grant.html

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions: Cindy Brown, epacpa@gmail.com

Return completed applications to:
epacpa@gmail.com
cc: mason.steve8080@gmail.com

Or mail to:
The Beacon Society
c/o Cindy Brown, Grant Committee Chair
3912 Circle Bluff Court
Dallas, TX 75244

cc: Steve Mason
The Beacon Society, Communications Committee Chair
9916 Angel Bend
Denton, TX 76208

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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