Waste Reduction Community Grants – Deadline March 9, 2019

Applications now being accepted for City of Toronto’s waste reduction community grants

The City of Toronto is now accepting applications for its waste reduction community grants. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support innovative community-based projects that reduce residential waste and increase participation in the City’s waste diversion programs such as Blue Bin recycling and Green Bin organics.

The Waste Reduction Community Grants program, launched in 2018, has awarded more than $188,000 in funding. The program is part of the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy, which identifies the need to support community, grassroots initiatives that reduce or divert waste from landfill. The program also supports the City’s TransformTO climate action strategy and targets for greenhouse gas reduction.

Priority for funding will be given to ideas that promote waste reduction in apartment buildings and condominiums, or that involve multilingual communities, equity-seeking groups and Neighbourhood Improvement Areas.

Groups should be incorporated non-profit organizations or could partner with one. Eligible groups include resident, tenant and neighbourhood associations, condominium and apartment boards, business associations, service clubs, community organizations, registered charitable organizations, environmental organizations, school groups, clubs and councils.

The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest application for a 2020 grant is March 9.

More information about the Waste Reduction Community Grants, past funding recipients and the application process is available at http://www.toronto.ca/wastegrants.

More information about the Long Term Waste Management Strategy is available at http://www.toronto.ca/wastestrategy.