How to apply for a Try This Minigrant

February 2022 Minigrant applications due 2/10/22

June 2022 Minigrant application due date to be announced


  • Your project must make it easier for people in your community to eat healthy food or be physically active. Research has shown that physical activity and healthy food lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression and many other chronic diseases.

  • Your team must include at least one potential leader, somebody who has not had the opportunity to help guide a project before. Try This minigrants are intended to help build the number of people actively working for a healthier community, so this is important.

  • You must inventory possible priorities for your community, using the Try This community checklist to review what’s already been done and prioritizing new projects. 

  • You must have a plan B. If COVID prevents your project from moving forward, what is your plan B?

  • You will need at least three Letters of Support.  These letters must go beyond simply endorsing your project. Each letter must tell specifically what that partner will contribute to the project. We use these letters to help us understand how much community support you have for your project. 

  • You must have a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is willing to hold the minigrant funds. The non-profit will act as your fiscal sponsor or fiscal agent. This is required for us to legally be able to provide grant funding to your team. 


You will need these tools as you fill out your application

  • Download the Try This WV Minigrant Packet.  It has all the information you need to complete the application process. This document contains all relevant links, a pre-application checklist, and examples of the documents you will be asked to submit.

  • A budget.  Download the Try This Budget Sheet. Complete the budget using the instructions included. You will be asked to upload your completed budget with the application.

  • A Try This checklist to help you inventory what's already been done in your community. There is an online version of the Try This Checklist.

All applications must be submitted online, on Survey Monkey. Use the PDF version to prepare your answers, then paste them into Survey Monkey and submit.

Use the PDF to take your time and revise it till you’re satisfied with it. Then paste it all into Survey Monkey and submit!

  • After you submit, a team of judges will read and score your application. Here is the scoring sheet they will use.  Read it, so you know what they will be looking for.

What reports are required?

If awarded a Try This WV Minigrant you will be required to submit two reports, one midyear report and one end-of-year report. Here is an example of the grant reporting forms.

If you have questions about the application process, email

If you would like to discuss your project idea and get advice please fill out the form below.

Request a minigrant consultation with
Try This WV Director Brittney Barlett

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