Digital Media Project Matching Grant Application Steps
North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) digital media project funds are offered as a catalyst for grassroots efforts to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to Northwest communities. They are provided to aid and empower individual members and groups in using digital media as a tool for creative outreach. Matching subsidies of up to $10,000 will be considered for digital media projects which embrace the following three guiding principles:
- The primary target must be the public throughout the Northwest.
- The proposed project must be initiated by an active Adventist member within the NPUC territory.
- The media and method must successfully create a measurable public awareness of the Seventh-day Adventist message and mission.
- The following guidelines describe the grant protocol for these digital media project funds.
- Applications from individual members, churches, schools or other Adventist groups must be approved by their local conference communication director before submission to the NPUC.
- Applications from Walla Walla University (WWU) students, employees or departments must be approved by the WWU university relations director.
- Applications from Adventist Health employees or departments must be approved by the Northwest Regional communication director.
- Once applications are approved by the local organizations above, they must be sent by that organization to the NPUC communication office for final consideration.
- If the application wins approval from the NPUC, all funds will be issued as matching grants, only released by an equal amount of funds raised by the applicant.
- Qualifying projects may include but not be limited to:
- Feature video or series of shorter videos
- Podcast series for online distribution
- Digitally-focused hardware or software
- Smartphone app
- Digital marketing effort
- Initiation of a social media campaign
- Digital photo stories/essays
- While there is no official application form, a successful application will include the following details:
- Primary person responsible for the project, with digital contact information
- A description of the project, its scope, target audience and intended results
- Projected start and completion date for the project
- Total expected cost, amount of requested NPUC matching funds (up to $10,000)
- Explanation of why this person or group is qualified to attempt the project
Up to SIX applications will be approved for matching grants by the NPUC during 2016. All applications, once approved at the local level (see 1 above), should be directed to Steve Vistaunet.