2018 Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

Weavers Way Environment Committee invites community groups from Mt. Airy, Germantown, East Falls, West Oak Lane, Roxborough, Ambler and Chestnut Hill to submit proposals for our 2018 grants. 

Grants are given each year for clearly identifiable public purposes resulting in a tangible improvement for the community. Most grants are awarded for public purposes that benefit the environment through education and/or gardening projects — for example, projects as planting trees and herbaceous plants, purchasing garden equipment and enhancement of parks. Some environmentally based educational programs have also been funded through this program.

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 a TreeCycling event to recycle Christmas traees to raise funds for these awards. And this year, for the first time, the Environment Committee will also be the beneficiary of a Weavers Way “Giving Twosday” event. On March 13, the second Tuesday of March, Weavers Way cashiers will ask shoppers to contribute $2 (or more) for the Environment Committee grants program. 

For guidelines and to download an application, visit www.weaversway.coop/community-grants. Applications are also available in the Environment Committee box on the second floor of Weavers Way Mt. Airy.

Applications must be received by Friday, March 9. Anyone requesting a grant will learn within a month of the 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.