THE CATENIAN ASSOCIATION
PROVINCE 20 YOUTH SUPPORT PROJECT INC.
GRANT APPLICATION PROCEDURES
1. Applications for grants
1.1 All Brothers should actively seek expressions of interest from
Catholic youth to participate in the Province 20 Youth Support
Project within the guidelines described in the Objects overleaf.
1.2 Brothers should seek guidance from their respective Circle
Officers on the suitability of a potential application before raising
the hopes of the young person concerned.
1.3 Upon receipt of positive feedback Brothers should arrange for
the young person(s) to complete an Application Form(s).
1.4 A blank copy of the Youth Support Project Application Form
should be available from the Circle Secretary or the Province 20
1.5 Care should be taken to ensure that all the requested
information has been completed as poorly presented applications
will be returned by the Trustees for proper completion before they
can be considered.
1.6 The completed form should be submitted to the respective Circle
for consideration and approval prior to lodgement with the
2. Approval/Sponsorship by Circle
2.1 The Trustees will not consider any application that has not first
been approved by a Circle. Any application forms received direct
from an applicant will be returned to that applicant for submission
by a sponsoring Circle.
2.2 Approval of an application should be given by the Circle Council
and/or all Brothers in attendance at a Circle Meeting according to
the formal arrangements established by individual Circles.
2.3 Applicants may be requested to attend such meetings to explain
or promote their application.
2.4 The application form should contain details of any
co-sponsorship amounts, if any, approved by the Circle.
2.5 The application form should be signed as approved by the Circle
President and Circle Secretary prior to submission to the Trustees
2.6 Upon Circle approval the Circle Secretary should forward
applications to the Secretary of the Youth Support Project for
consideration at the next meeting of Trustees.
3. Approval by Trustees
3.1 The Trustees are obliged to consider all applications received
and to weigh them on their respective merit.
3.2 The Trustees will be more likely to look favourably at
applications that are co-sponsored by the respective Circle in the
order of say 20-25% of a proposed grant.
3.3 The lack of co-sponsorship will not disqualify any application,
particularly where a Circle has co-sponsored one or more
applications during a financial year.
3.4 The Trustees will approve grants according to the level of funds
available. This may result in meritorious applications being rejected.
3.5 The Trustees are under no obligation to disclose the reasons
behind the rejection of any application unless they choose to do so.
Objects of the Youth Support Project
These have been structured to allow the Circles and Trustees
sufficient room to evaluate meritorious applications within the
broad parameters of the Catholic Faith.
The objects of the Association are:
To promote, develop and advance the interests of the Catholic faith
by providing financial and/or material support on a needs or merit
basis to young Catholics between the ages of 15 and 25 (or in
exceptionally deserving instances to young Christians of other
denominations), to assist them in educational, career or
charitable pursuits including, but not limited to, the provision to
suitable applicants of:
(a) bursaries, for special circumstances or for selected activities or
courses only, on either a needs or merit basis to further education
at secondary or tertiary level (there is no intention to pay normal
school fees on a needs basis as support in this
area is generally provided by the schools or other agencies - the
main thrust will be to encourage students to use their talents to
undertake additional studies which will strengthen their Catholic
faith, for example courses in leadership, communications, faith
development and liturgy)
(b) award on a merit basis of a scholarship in the name of the
Association at tertiary level (this is probably a medium to long term
objective - a prestigious scholarship in the name of the Association
would bring much recognition to the Catenian
(c) grants for further studies in the arts, sciences, trades or similar
undertakings including travel and associated costs (the idea here is
to encourage talented or gifted young Catholics to consider hobbies
or pastimes that involve ecumenical themes or groupings for
example choir or music groups, dance events, arts and sculpture,
speech contests etc - grants could also be provided to fund guest
speakers or experts in matters facing the Catholic faith).
(d) grants to assist with travel and associated costs to attend
Catholic conferences and events (World Youth Days - attendance at
similar events or workshops will be
(e) educational support material (all items included under this
object would be expected to relate directly to improving knowledge
of the Catholic faith). (In exercising the above objects preference
will be given by the Board to pursuits or
projects which contain some element of benefit to Catholicism. We
all notice the absence at Mass throughout the Archdiocese of young
people in the target age
group - the Youth Project will encourage young people to continue
to follow the
teachings of their faith in the challenging world of today).
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