The City of Charlottetown is inviting citizens to be architects of its Integrated Community Sustainability Plan. The Community Micro Grants Project commenced in the fall of 2011, and the City has continued to offer financial support for the development of community initiatives that demonstrate a commitment to create a healthier, vibrant and Sustainable City.
"Residents have been engaging in the Micro Grant Program for three years now with the variety of proposed projects supporting and encouraging sustainable efforts," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "By supporting these micro-grant projects, the city stimulates community action through both social and environmental ways with results benefiting residents and the City overall."
There were a total of nine projects that received Community Micro Grants in 2013, including:
• After School Bridge, engaging youth, seniors and increased exposure to mathematic calculations
• A survival techniques workshop presented in a family fun environment
• Empowering Youth Through Knowledge – transferring historical and environmental knowledge
• A community garden project
• Theatre programming
• Dog micro-chip program, and more.
A full list of projects are available on the City of Charlottetown’s website, www.charlottetown.ca
"The Micro Grant Program was established to create awareness and opportunity around collaborative efforts while building a vibrant, healthy and sustainable City," said Councillor Rob Lantz, Vice-Chair of the City’s Sustainability Committee. "The continued success of this program encourages new applications that propose working toward the goals and actions in our City’s development, collectively."
The City is currently accepting proposals for the Micro Grant Program until May 16th, 2014. There will be two streams of grants - one for youth and school groups (a maximum of $1,000), a second for other groups and organizations (a maximum of $2,000).
The project guidelines and application forms are available on the City’s website (see below for link). A review committee will grant funding based on each initiative’s potential to achieve the goals and actions of the City’s Sustainability Plan.
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