Are you driven to create positive change in your local community? ChangeX is here to empower your vision through the Southern Virginia Community Challenge. This initiative provides funding for exciting community projects, allowing individuals, existing groups, and community organizations to make a real impact. Whether you have a new idea or an ongoing project, ChangeX is ready to support and amplify your efforts.

How it Works:

Getting involved in the Southern Virginia Community Challenge is a straightforward process. You can either choose an idea from the ChangeX website or submit your existing project. Follow these steps to bring your vision to life:

Step #1 – Select an idea from the ChangeX website or submit your existing project.

Step #2 – Register to create your project page on the ChangeX website.

Step #3 – Utilize your project page to complete the 30 Day Challenge.

Step #4 – Submit a photo and your action plan.

Step #5 – Keep ChangeX informed about the impact you are making in your community.

Who can Apply:

The Southern Virginia Community Challenge is open to individuals, existing local groups, and community organizations passionate about building thriving communities in the Microsoft TechSpark Southern Virginia region. This region includes Mecklenburg, Halifax, Charlotte, Lunenburg, and Brunswick Counties.

What you Get:

Successful applicants to the Southern Virginia Community Challenge receive a range of benefits to kickstart or expand their projects, including:

Seed funding to initiate or grow your project.
A free starter resource pack, mentorship, and technology tools to help you get started. Here
Additional impact funding once you report back on the social impact of your active project.

Don't Miss the Deadline Apply by Friday, January 12th!

Inspiring Success Stories:

In 2023, ChangeX funded numerous projects in Southside, VA, making a significant difference in local communities. Explore some of these impactful projects and discover how they are contributing to positive change:

Sappony Heritage

Get Fit with
Mother Nature

People’s Pantry


Gifting Love
Through Play

Bluegrass in 

The Prizery
Youth Theatre

Pollinator Partnership 
South Boston

Discover Existing Project Ideas:

If you’re still searching for the perfect project idea, consider these existing initiatives:

  1. Recycle Across America
  2. Eartheasy School Garden
  3. Girls Who Code
  4. FIRST Lego League – Challenge
  5. Fraction Ball
  6. Pollinator Partnership
  7. And many more…
Fraction Ball

The Southern Virginia Community Challenge by ChangeX is your opportunity to be a catalyst for positive change in your community. Apply by Friday, January 12th, and join the ranks of impactful projects making a difference across Southern Virginia. What change will you create? Whether you have a new idea or an existing project, now is the time to make a lasting impact on your community.

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