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The Hug Grant

Grant Amount: $250


HUGs (Helpful Unfettered Gifts) are $250 strings-free micro-grants – aka “Love Bombs of Cash” – awarded monthly to non-profit and for-profit creative initiatives in Charlotte to help propel the project forward or remove a small obstacle to its overall success. This is real money, making a real difference. All of it is at work today in the Queen City.

application deadline

The application period close on September 16, 2022.

grant details


    1) A $250 strings-free micro-grant for a public-facing project, initiaive or business. Apply using the form on this page.

    2) A Helping Hand HUG — a $300 credit (which translates into $10,000 in real world value) at the Charlotte Community Tool Bank powered by the LendingTree FoundationApply here.

    Once you have your first $250 HUG …

    – You can apply for a $1,000 Bear HUG powered by the LendingTree Foundation, after six months. Apply here. (This is only open to previous HUG grantees.)

    – You can apply for a 4-month mini-residency at McColl Center’s studios. We open it three times a year. We will post here when applications are open.

    – You can apply for your second (and final) 250 HUG after 12 months.

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