Once again the Weavers Way Environment Committee invites community groups to apply for grants that will enhance the environment for the community, especially those that address climate change.
Community groups from Mt. Airy, Ambler, Chestnut Hill, Germantown, Glenside, Roxborough, Fort Washington, East Falls, Blue Bell, Elkins Park and Flourtown are invited to submit proposals. 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, purchasing garden equipment, and enhancing 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. Funding has largely been made possible thanks to donations at our Electronics Recycling events and Giving Tuesdays.
An application and guidelines are available in the Environment Committee box on the second floor of Weavers Way Mt. Airy at 559 Carpenter Lane, as well as in specially marked folders in the Chestnut Hill and Ambler stores. They also may be downloaded and printed from the Co-op’s website here.
Applications must be received by Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Anyone requesting a grant will learn before the end of the month if they have been selected. Grantees are then obliged to submit a report by Nov. 1, 2021 with receipts describing exactly how the money was spent.