March 15 grant deadline for community projects


Need money for an idea to make the Appleby Line community a better place to live? You could receive up to $5,000 for community projects from the City of Burlington.

Applications are now being accepted for the Community Matching Fund and the deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Designed to inspire residents to lead neighbourhood and community projects, the Community Matching Fund provides up to $5,000 to support projects led by local groups.

The Community Matching Fund program provides up to $5,000 in city funding to support neighbourhood and community group led projects in Burlington. Approved projects receive up to 50 per cent of the funding for the project from the city.

The funds objectives are defined as follows:

  • Improve, build and strengthen Burlington neighbourhoods Create a greater sense of belonging

  • Foster individual well-being and community pride

  • Inspire residents to become more actively involved in the community

  • Build stronger relationships

The neighbourhood or community group will match this funding with an equal contribution made up through any combination of volunteer hours, donated services, donated materials and supplies or other funds raised, such as cash donations. if you would like to learn more, there is a workshop on Wednesday, February, 8, 2017 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive in Community Room 1.

For more information about the Community Matching Fund, visit www.burlington.ca/matchingfund or email matchingfund@burlington.ca .

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