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“Greenest City Fund” now looking for project proposal submissions

August 14, 2012 - The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation are looking for project proposal submissions to help make Vancouver 'the greenest city' by 2020. The two have partnered to create the Greenest City Fund – a four-year, $2 million fund to help support community-led green projects.


August 14, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

Grants of up to $50,000 each (up to $300,000 in grants per year) will be awarded to selected submissions.

Granting areas
Projects must address one or more of the goals from the City of Vancouver Greenest City 2020 Action Plan, which include:
Green Buildings: reducing energy use
Climate Leadership: climate renewable energy strategies or change adaption
Green Transportation: enabling active transportation
Zero Waste: increasing composting, re-use and recycling
Clean Air: enabling electric vehicles
Green Economy: supporting social enterprises and greening businesses

The deadline for project proposal submissions is September 14, 2012.

“Charitable organizations play an important role in developing innovative community projects that benefit and engage a wide range of people,” said Vancouver Foundation. “That’s why we’ve dedicated a portion of the overall Fund to the Greenest City Community Grants program, designed to involve community organizations in helping make Vancouver’s greenest city goal a reality.”

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Are you eligible?
• Applicants must be a registered charity or qualified CRA donee.
• Organizations from outside of Vancouver may apply but projects must take place in Vancouver.
• A maximum of 75% of the project budget will be funded.
• Funds will not be awarded to maintain on-going work by an organization.
• Projects must begin after January 1, 2013.
• Funds will not be awarded for land acquisition or large-scale capital costs.

Only online applications will be accepted. CLICK HERE to submit a proposal.