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Classes & Workshops - Learning
from Folk U
Small grants with minimal bureaucracy aka Seed Grants are a great way for community members to help promote citizen engagement, promote literacy in its broadest sense, and further the folk learning process.

You can get involved in two ways: 1) Apply for a grant to bring your great idea, project, or service to the community or 2) Donate money to help us build our Seed Grant bank. The goal is to give away between $2,000 and $10,000 every year through these small grants, the more we raise the more we can give away.

Folk University's mother organization, Cortes Literacy, has been seeding individuals and projects that help citizens reach their fullest potential or that promote community through literacy projects since 2011.

In 2019, $5,000 was given to neighbours and grassroots initiatives to promote literacy and community connection including: community kitchen initiative, musical theatre for all ages, youth editing class, Wild Cortes Discovery Boxes, Songwriting and Guitar workshops, Mindfulness for Youth, Community Waste to Creation, Women's Centre library, Cinema for Queer and Allies, When Reading and Math Aren't Fun workshop, CCHA Family Support Book Study.