Below are some examples of how organizations used the Mini Grant funding available through Worksite Wellness. Do you have an environmental change you would like to make at your organization? If so, reach out to your Wellness Advisor to learn more about our Mini Grant funding and how you can apply!
Antioch University New England applied for a Mini Grant to help pay for a bike maintenance station for their students, staff and community members. The maintenance station is now installed on the Keene bike path where anyone needing to make repairs to their bicycle can access it.
Tim Pipp, owner of Beeze Tees print shop on Main Street applied for a Mini Grant to install a bike rack in front of his organization. Now his employees and community members can enjoying riding their bikes downtown knowing they have a safe place to “park”.
Keene Housing applied for a Mini Grant to spruce-up their on-site gym. The grant was used to purchase Medicine Balls, Kettle Bells, fitness mats and a rowing machine!
Cheshire County used their grant to create a new quiet lactation space. A refrigerator, table, comfortable chair and wall hangings were purchased with the funding. The new space provides a quiet and comfortable place for mothers to use in the event they wish to breastfeed their child or express breast milk. The room is available to Cheshire County employees and the public.
Bensonwood-Unity Homes applied for a Mini Grant to install bicycle parking to accommodate employees who bike to work. However, (being a wood company) Bensonwood thought it seemed funny to install metal bike racks- so a “wooden bike rack” design contest was started! The winning design and designer are pictured!
Ted McGreer, owner of Ted’s Shoe and Sport applied for a Mini Grant to go towards the cost of an AED (automated external defibrillator), and to train his entire staff in breathless CPR. Being located on Main Street, it was important to Ted that his staff was properly trained to deal with an emergency if one were to arise.
Ribby and the Keene Swamp Bats applied for a Mini Grant to go towards the cost of an AED (automated external defibrillator). In addition to installing the AED, Ribby and the Swamp Bats have created healthy options at their snack bar and implemented dancing on the field between innings!