There's a grant-making program for all local volunteer grassroots groups dedicated to helping create positive change in the community that could give your group up to $2,500. Do you have an idea that will change your neighborhood, school or community? The United Way of Greater New Bedford is offering their annual Community Building Mini-Grants Program for all-volunteer groups with a yearly budget of $25,000 or less. All applicants are required to attend one of the orientation sessions.

Since 1995, the Mini-Grants program has awarded 343 grants to area projects to make life better in our community.