Chapter Grants

CRO Grants (CRO = Chapters and Recorder Orchestras)

Due to the pandemic, ARS is offering Virtual Session Grants for chapters, consorts, and recorder orchestras. Click here to learn more!

The members of the ARS Board of Directors invite you to consider ways which will make your chapter or recorder orchestra stronger, and allow it to provide better playing and educational opportunities for your members. In the Fall of 2018, it was decided to offer the grants to Recorder Orchestras as well as chapters. To help in the endeavor, the ARS has allocated funds for use by eligible groups.

Since September 1991, chapters needing help to increase their membership and enhance their programs have been invited to apply for $150-$500 per fiscal year. The funds must be used in the fiscal year in which the monies are awarded - note that the ARS fiscal year is Sept. 1 through Aug 31. (For example: a group applying in May of 2019 would be able to use the proceeds from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020).  Funds can be used for an in-person or virtual event.

The Chapters, Consorts, and Recorder Orchestras Committee awards these grants to CROs demonstrating the greatest need and/or best use of the grant. Where competition for funds exists, the ARS will give preference to CROs that plan to use grant proceeds for membership-development purposes.

ARS CRO Grants are available only to chapters or recorder orchestras having at least 10 ARS members.

Grant applications are due each year on May 15 for projects starting at any time after September 1.

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Download Chapter/Recorder Orchestra Grant Application & Guidelines form:  PDF    Word