Grant Requests

Wayland Boosters Grant Request Guidelines

Effective December 2022 

Wayland Boosters is dedicated to supporting our student-athletes at both Wayland High and Wayland Middle schools. Wayland Boosters grants funding in line with our mission. Wayland Boosters maintains a Boosters General Fund that is available by request to fund specific needs for Wayland High and Wayland Middle schools’ athletic programs. Wayland Boosters strongly encourage funding requests that will enhance the athletic programs for our student-athletes.

The guidelines below are meant to be a general overview of the process we use to evaluate requests and to outline what type of requests will be looked at more favorably.

The following guidelines apply:

  • Funding requests must be submitted electronically to the President of the Boosters via the Wayland Boosters Funding Request Form (available on our website 
  • Requests can be made by any interested party including teachers, school administrators, athletic department employees, students and coaches.
  • Wayland Boosters meets monthly during the school year. If a request comes in after our monthly meeting then the request will be considered at our next monthly meeting.  Requests should be made a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the proposed investment although 2 months is preferred
  • Applicants may be invited to come before the board to answer questions regarding their request.
  • The Wayland Boosters Board reserves the right to reject or approve any request, as the Board deems appropriate. It is also possible that we may fund a portion of the request.
  • Final funding decisions are at the sole discretion of the Booster Board.

Funding requests that will be viewed more favorably:

  • involve capital and equipment beyond the scope of the High Schools’ normal operating budget.
    show demonstrable benefit to the largest number of student-athletes and preferable have utility across multiple sports.
  • how many teams benefit.
  • have programmatic benefit at the High and/or Middle Schools.
  • have utility over multiple years.

Funding request that will be generally viewed unfavorably:

  • reimbursements.
  • not thoroughly and thoughtfully completed.
  • items that would normally be an operating expense of the School Athletic Department (including coaching stipends, expenses associated with additional teams, transportation, supplies, etc.).
  • related to the basic equipment, uniforms, and coaching of athletic programs.
  • do not have utility on a program level, or do not have utility over multiple years.
  • items generally considered the personal property of the individual athlete.

At times valid, worthy requests may be rejected due to availability of funds.