2020 Micro-Grant Program Now Open

2020 Micro-Grant Program Applications Now Being Accepted
Posted on 07/06/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Environment and Sustainability Committee is now accepting applications for the 2020 Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program.

The program offers small scale grants to community groups and individuals that are planning an initiative 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.

Eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection committee whose members will consider the potential positive impact on the community, the project’s feasibility, and how it contributes to the overarching goal of becoming a more sustainable community. 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 Charlottetown in 2020.

The Micro-Grant program provides an opportunity to support the community and respond to current, sustainability-related issues impacting the lives of Charlottetown residents. As such, in addition to the criteria outlined above, this year the selection committee will give special consideration to applications that:

1) Aim to address the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e. the effects of social isolation, lack of access to resources, adaptation of events or initiatives to meet current public health regulations, etc.)

or

2) Contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive culture in Charlottetown
The City encourages applicants to be creative in their approach. These challenges do not exist in isolation from one another, or the climate emergency globally. With a little imagination, support for one factor can lend support to many.

Applicants are reminded to follow all directions from the Chief Public Health Office when developing their projects and to be mindful of the restrictions regarding events. A new component has been added to the Micro-Grant application form which necessitates the outlining of public health-related considerations, where applicable. Applications that fail to account for current regulations will be considered ineligible.

The deadline to apply is Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

For more information about the Micro-Grant program and to access the application form, please visit www.charlottetown.ca/micro_grants or contact Katrina Cristall at 902-629-6368 or kcristall@charlottetown.ca