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Park & Recreation Small Project Grant
The mission of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services. Each year CCPRC receives funding from the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s Park and Recreation Development fund (PARD). The funding is to be used for permanent improvements to public park and recreation facilities. CCPRC would like to solicit your proposals for ways to provide these improvements in your community via our Small Project Grant Program.
Proposals are accepted from non-profit groups such as 501(c)(3) organizations, community centers, governmental entities, and recognized houses of worship located in and serving residents of Charleston County. Acceptable proposals should be for permanent improvements to a facility that would be open to the public for general use.
Proposals should be for modest outdoor or open-air elements. Proposals should not be made to supplement funding for capital projects as funds would not be sufficient or appropriate for capital projects that would involve the construction of buildings, gyms, pools, etc.
Interested organizations must complete the application explaining the nature of the proposal. Application narrative must include: (1) how the proposal will support the stated mission of CCPRC (above); (2) how the public will benefit from the proposed project, and; (3) how the local organization will provide long-term support for the project. Applicant will be required to indemnify CCPRC. Applicant will need to provide on-going maintenance for the improvements. And lastly, applicant will also be required to maintain liability insurance and provide proof of insurance with their application.
Proposals may be submitted any time between May to September, 2023. Review of applications will begin on October 1, and applicants will be notified by November 1 of application status. All funding is contingent upon CCPRC’s receipt of PARD funds and is subject to budgetary approval.
Charleston County Parks has already completed two PARD projects:
Ten-Mile Community Playground Improvements
- New playground structure
- New swing set
- New picnic tables
- Horse-shoe pit installed
- Fencing added around the entire perimeter
Sol Legare Community Center Improvements
- New playground equipment
- The basketball court resurfaced from concrete to a more durable multi-use surface
- New fencing
- New tables
- New benches
- New grills
South Santee Senior & Community Center Improvements
- Renovated basketball court
- New playground equipment including 4 swings
- New picnic tables (one of which is ADA accessible)