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2017-02-28 - City Announces 2017 Micro-Grant Program

The City of Charlottetown’s Environment and Sustainability Committee is now accepting applications for the 2017 Micro-Grant Program.

The Community Micro-Grant program offers small scale grants to community groups and individuals that are planning an event or project which works towards the goals and actions of the City’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP). Eligible projects can be from a broad range of focus areas, must engage the community in sustainability and relate to one or more of the four pillars of sustainability; environmental, economic, cultural and social.

"The City’s Micro-Grant Program is a great way for residents to bring their ideas to life and contribute to the overarching goal of becoming a more sustainable community," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "We have seen some very exciting and inspiring projects come out of the micro-grant program in previous years and we look forward to seeing what comes to fruition this year."

Eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection committee whose members have an in-depth understanding of community issues and represent a range of perspectives. The applications that are selected by the committee will receive grants of up to a maximum of $2,500 and must complete their project in 2017.

"Community engagement in sustainability issues is on the rise in Charlottetown," said Deputy Mayor, Mike Duffy, chair of the Environment and Sustainability committee. "Through the Micro-grant program we often see sustainability issues addressed in creative and interconnected ways that are highly accessible to community members."

The deadline to submit an application is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Participants are encouraged to submit their application online.

For more information on the Micro-Grant Program, visit: www.charlottetown.ca and click on the Micro-Grant button.

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Media contact:

Alicia Packwood
Communications Assistant
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4149
apackwood@charlottetown.ca



Visit the website: city.charlottetown.pe.ca/microgrant.php

Monday, May 22, 2017
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