Do you have an idea on how to create a healthy athletic activity for the children of Newport County?  How about increasing good health habits, building confidence and a sense of achievement?  If you do, then apply for funding from the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital and become Powered by Prince!  

This community grant program is for residents and organizations in Newport County focused on building a healthier community for our kids.  Last year, the Fund awarded $75,330 to several local entities for community programs ranging from biking, ballet, soccer, and rugby to trail guiding, pet care courses, and instruction on designing, building and rowing a boat. To date, more than $291,000 has been awarded to Newport County individuals and organizations.  The grant is open for applications from March 1 through March 31, 2017. Applications will be reviewed in April and funding awards will be announced in May 2017.  

The grant application is available online at and is easy to review and complete.  Apply and help make Newport a healthier county.

About Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund

In 2010, a $3 million grant from the Frederick Henry Prince 1932 Trust was conferred to Newport Hospital by Elizabeth Prince of Newport and her children Guillaume de Ramel, Diana Oehrli and Regis de Ramel. Established in partnership with Newport Hospital, the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund was created with that donation. Funding is available for programs that focus on under-served, school-age children in Newport County and promotes health and fitness through activity and participation

Information from a Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund press release was used in this story.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).