Jolt Micro Grants are small, one-time-only, reimbursements given to our Founding Members for community projects that involve group learning. The Micro Grants projects are designed and implemented by the community groups themselves, not by Jolt. They are awarded on a competitive basis - Jolt will decide which proposal best meet its guidelines, and are most deserving of the limited funds available.
If you are a Jolt Founding Member, you are eligible to apply. (Note: Currently, the only point of entry into Jolt’s Founding Members Club is by invitation from a Jolt team member, and meeting the club’s qualifying criteria. Jolt has full discretion in approving any grant, and receipt of the grant is subject to further confirmation of eligibility.)
Founding Members are able to apply for up to £1,500 in Micro Grants per calendar year,* provided that no funding request is below £500; and * Starting from January of the calendar year that follows the year in which one was inducted in to Jolt’s Founding Members Club. For the duration of the year in which one joins the Founding Members Club, one is eligible for up to £1,500 in Jolt Micro Grants.
You may request funding by way of Jolt Micro Grants as many times as you need, PROVIDED you have not yet received an amount totaling £1,500 for such year AND you have not been granted the maximum of three grants per year.
A “calendar year” is January 1 to December 31 of any given year. However, please note that applications for Jolt Micro Grants from the current year's funding pool must be submitted by November 30.
Jolt Micro Grant applications are reviewed on a rolling basis between January 1 and November 30. You must apply at least 14 business days before your project's start date. If you apply with fewer than 14 business days to go, your application will be rejected automatically. * To help you avoid disappointment and plan properly, we encourage you to apply well in advance of your opportunity!
Yes. You may use a maximum of £1,500 towards any approved opportunity in a calendar year, that further your ability to promote ‘learning as a habit’ and create positive group learning experiences.
While not an absolute requirement, applications that demonstrate your intention to cover some of the costs of the opportunity with your own funds will be viewed favorably. We want to help you grow, but we also want to see that you value this opportunity enough to commit to it personally.
Bridging geographical barriers – e.g., opportunities that extends beyond your geographical proximity, and help promote lifelong learning among less-privileged communities around the world.
Note that for ‘community building’ Micro Grants, the opportunity must be directly related to your ability to promote ‘learning as a habit’ in your field.
This is not an exhaustive list, but here are some examples of what Jolt Micro Grants will not cover:
All grants are awarded in GBP.
Yep. An unsuccessful application does not preclude you from applying again and will not reduce your annual allotment.
Jolt Micro Grant opportunities must be completed within six months. (in other words, the time between your project/opportunity start and end dates must not exceed 180 days).
Yes. The opportunity to which a Jolt Micro Grant request relates must either begin in the year in which the request is granted or in the calendar year that immediately follows the date the request is submitted. For example, you can apply in 2018 for an opportunity that will place in 2019 but you cannot apply in 2018 for a conference that takes place in 2020.
Additionally, you cannot use a following year's grant funds for an opportunity that takes place in the current year (e.g., you cannot apply to use 2019 grant funds for an opportunity that takes place in 2018).
AFTER you have COMPLETED your Jolt Micro Grant opportunity, you will need to submit the Jolt Micro Grant report form we will send you. Follow the instructions on the report form to submit relevant receipts and additional information. Once your report is approved, we can process your reimbursement.
Your report is due on the date noted in your approval email, which is 30 days following the project end date identified in the application. Following this time, grants will be forfeited and no longer reimbursable unless an extension has been explicitly requested and approved by the Jolt Micro Grants team.
No. Each Founding Member must submit a separate report on his/her experience, and craft his/her reflection individually.
You may be required to elaborate on your experience before your Jolt Micro Grant report can be approved. In such a case, a member of the Jolt Micro Grants team may be in touch with you to request more detail.
While we will not always choose to, Jolt reserves the right to share and use the content received in your report for its own needs, be it a PR, feature on the Jolt website or any other channel that is deemed relevant.