Announcing FT Towns Small Grants!

Courtney Lang September 30, 2010

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We are thrilled to announce the first ever Fair Trade Towns Small Grants program! Our goal is to provide organizers with much needed resources for building capacity, diversifying their outreach, and ensuring the long term health and viability of the campaign.

There will be three levels of grants available and we ask that anyone planning to apply for a grant read the attached documents to determine which level is most appropriate for their campaign. Grant funds may be used to support campaign administration costs, or to put on community-building and fundraising events. Please be prepared to articulate how the funding will support the growth and diversification of the steering committee and establish a self-sufficient funding structure. We encourage applicants to be creative in putting together the proposal and to use the collective strength of their steering committee in doing so.

Fair Trade Towns USA Small Grants Proposal Guidelines

Fair Trade Towns USA Small Grants Program – FAQ

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Courtney Lang, National Organizer | Fair Trade Campaigns

Courtney Lang brings over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building both the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont. As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to grow the local food system and organize a strategic model for community engagement through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. Like many in the Fair Trade industry, Courtney was inspired to take action in Fair Trade when she witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica. As a founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she has worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters. She also worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.