Apply for Upstart Seed Money

Need money and help for your creative solution to connecting our community? You’ve come to the right place.

Charleston’s Upper Peninsula (UP) is 836 acres of neighbors, businesses, churches, cemeteries, and big roads like Upper Meeting, Morrison and Upper King. At Enough Pie, we aim to connect communities throughout UP creatively to help craft a stronger neighborhood.

Step 1 – Think

We created UP-Start to help fund and support creative ideas in the Upper Peninsula.

  • “What does my community need?”
  • “How can I help my neighbors in a creative way?”
  • “If I had some funds to bring a good idea for my neighborhood to life, what would I create?”

So far, Enough Pie has funded over 10 projects, including a mosaic hopscotch for the Romney Street Urban Garden and Lowcountry Barbers & Books.

Step 2 – Apply

There is no deadline to apply for the UP-Start grant. Artists and creative citizens can submit project ideas throughout the year. Awards range from $200 – $1,000, and are based on the size, scope and impact of the project. The more folks you partner with in the neighborhood, the better!

Step 3 – Interview

If accepted, applicants will complete an interview. If selected, EP will help you throughout your project as a collaborator!

Step 4

UP-Start your project.

Notes and Tips

  • Get creative and think outside the box.
  • Consider the lasting impact on the Upper Peninsula. (In the past, the best projects have come from within the community for the community.)
  • Funding is limited to individuals only (no organizations please).
  • All ages are welcome to apply.
  • No application fee.
  • Enough Pie will act as co-partner with the individual grantee to help facilitate project execution and implementation such as partnership opportunities, administration and promotional efforts.

Please contact us with questions. All applications must be completed and emailed to info@enoughpie.org. If you would prefer to pick up a paper application please stop by the John L. Dart Library at 1067 King Street.

Click here to learn more about the program’s first grant recipients.

Need Inspiration

Click the links below to check out our previous UP-Start projects.

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