The Toronto Chapter of Landscape Ontario has a long-standing tradition of financially supporting local community projects as a way of giving back to the neighbourhoods our members work and live in. In the past this has taken the form of a single larger contribution to a worthy project; a recent example was the addition of accessibility features to a school playground. This year the Chapter has decided to distribute their contribution through 10 smaller grants of up to $1000 each, in support of comparable initiatives that would be smaller in scale.
We are looking to support projects that would:
• Enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness;
• Offer environmental benefit, such as pollinator or wildlife gardens;
• Provide community or educational benefit, such as community gardens.
• Candidate projects could be actual gardens or organisations that support garden related ventures, such as seed exchanges or urban fruit harvesting.
• Projects could be located on public or private property, but those located on private property must demonstrate community benefit.
• Projects on public property must have the permission of the municipality.
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• The money would be granted for materials, such as seeds, plants, soil amendments or tools, but not for compensation of industry professionals. Landscape Ontario Chapter members may choose to participate in the project pro bono.
INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING A PROJECT?
For more information please contact the Toronto Chapter's coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete the bursary application here. Applications should be received by March 30, 2017.
- Additional information, pictures, etc, can be forwarded email@example.com
- Funding requests will be reviewed and selected by April 15, 2017
- Any funds unused by August 30, 2017 to be returned.
- A project that was delayed due to unforeseen circumstances could be reconsidered another year.
- Acceptance of the bursary requires that documentation of the project be provided at the end of the season, to be shared with the membership and with the community at large Pictures would be greatly appreciated.