Environment Committee Grants Available

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 2019 grants.

Grants are awarded each year for clearly identifiable public purposes resulting in a tangible environmental improvement for the community. Funds may be used for such projects as planting trees and herbaceous plants, garden equipment, and enhancement of parks, or for environmentally based educational programs. 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 electronics recycling twice a year and runs the Terracycle recycling program for the Co-op in order to raise funds for these grants. Also, they will once again be the beneficiary of a Weavers Way “Giving Twosday” event for the grants program. The Committee is grateful to those in the community who have contributed.

Application and guidelines are available from the Environment Committee box on the second floor of Weavers Way Mt. Airy, as well as at the Chestnut Hill and Ambler stores. They also may be downloaded from weaversway.coop/pages/environment-committee-community-grants.

Applications must be received by Monday, March 4. 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.