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2016-05-03 - Charlottetown to Host Micro-Grant Pitch Party

The City of Charlottetown is hosting its first ever Micro-Grant Pitch Party to give the public an opportunity to vote on their favorite proposed projects for the City’s Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program.

The Micro-Grant Pitch Party is taking place on Thursday, May 12 at the Murphy’s Community Centre beginning at 6:30 p.m. Individuals who submitted proposals for the Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program will each present their idea in five minutes or less at the Pitch Party. All attendees will be given the opportunity to vote and the top-voted proposals will receive grants of up to a maximum of $2,500.

"We are very excited to give the public a chance to hear all of the wonderful ideas and projects, and vote for their favourites," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "The micro-grant program stimulates community action and engages citizens in creative community efforts while generating real accomplishments citizens can take pride in."

The Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program offers small grants of $1,000 to $2,500 for projects in Charlottetown that contribute to and enhance community-minded sustainability efforts. The projects must align with the goals and actions of the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan and be completed by the end of 2016.

"It is inspiring to see the creativity and passion that stems from these proposals," said Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee. "We want to extend an invitation to everyone to join us for this free, family friendly event." 

For more information about the event visit: www.charlottetown.ca and click the "Community Micro-Grant Project" button.

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Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



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