Organization giving $25K grants to help Maine groups get kids outside year round

Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 6:52 AM EDT
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WESTBROOK, Maine (WMTW) - WinterKids is giving away $25,000 to groups that help children get outside and stay active all year round.

The grants are part of the 10-year anniversary of the WinterKids Downhill 24 Outdoor fund.

The fund pays for equipment, clothing and transportation to break down barriers to healthy outdoor activity.

“Really, the question is, how will you use this money to get kids outside and active more often, it’s as simple as that,” executive director of WinterKids Julie Mulkern said. “And we’ll be excited to see what communities vote and what wins but we really want to encourage everyone from the entire state to apply.”

Applications for grants are open through Aug. 15.

You can cast a vote for your favorite group starting Sept. 1.

Grant winners will be announced in mid-October.

Interested in applying? Click here.

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