Each year, Young London convenes a committee of young people (ages 15-25) to help make funding decisions for an award and grant on behalf of the London Community Foundation (LCF). The awards and grants the committee will review and decide upon are designed for young people or youth-serving organizations, so who better to make the decisions than young people themselves!?
- Between meetings and discussions, committee members will review applications and score them on a variety of factors to help determine their suitability for funding which will be set and decided upon by he committee.
- The top scoring applications will then be used to compile a shortlist, which will be debated by the committee, and top applicants may also qualify for an exploratory interview.
- Interviews will be conducted by a panel of committee members, and used to help solidify a final decision.
- Our final decision on the J. Allyn Taylor Award and the Acorn Fund grants will then be passed back to LCF for review and the funds will be disbursed to their recipients. Yay!
- Committee members may be recognized at award ceremonies by LCF for their valuable contribution to the adjudication process.
Anything else I should know?
- time commitment will vary, expect about 20 hours over the course of 8-12 weeks depending on the number of award/grant applications this year.
- If a "conflict of interest" arises (eg. you know someone who has been nominated for an award, or have worked for or volunteered for an organization that applies for a grant), you may be asked to recuse yourself from deliberations on that applicant, but you can still participate on the committee.
More on the awards the committee will adjudicate on: