Environment Committee Community Grants
2021 Grants for Green Community Projects
Each year, the Weavers Way Environment Committee invites community groups from the surrounding areas in Mt. Airy, Ambler, Chestnut Hill, Germantown, Glenside, Roxborough, Fort Washington, East Falls, Blue Bell, Elkins Park, and Flourtown to submit proposals for grants. Grant funds are awarded each year for clearly identifiable public purposes resulting in a tangible environmental improvement for the community. Most grants are awarded for public purposes that benefit the environment through education and/or gardening projects. Funds may be used for such projects as planting trees and herbaceous plants, garden equipment and enhancement of parks. Some environmentally based educational programs have also been funded through this program. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate efforts to address climate change.
Grant amounts range from $100 to $500, depending upon the available funds and the number of qualified applicants. The Environment Committee hosts Electronic Recycling twice a year and runs the TerraCycle recycling program for the Co-op in order to raise funds for these grants. Since those events are our sole sources of income, the Committee is grateful to those in the community who have contributed.
The deadline to apply for a 2021 grant has passed. Anyone who requested a grant will learn within a month of the March 3 deadline if they have been selected. Grantees are then obliged to submit a report with receipts describing exactly how the money was spent by Nov. 1, 2021.