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Scott’s again offering Grassroots Grants


January 5, 2017
By Dave Harrison

Jan. 5, 2017, Mississauga, Ont. – Green space improvement projects may be eligible for special funding support.

The Grassroots Grants program of Scotts Canada Limited, now in its seventh year, provides support to not-for-profit organizations to better their neighborhoods through the development of community-based gardens and green spaces.

The grants are part of the larger GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Program, which is Scotts Miracle-Gro’s commitment to create over 1,000 community-based gardens and green spaces in Canada, the U.S. and Europe by 2018, the company’s 150th anniversary.

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To date, more than 830 community projects have received GRO1000 funding, including 54 community-based gardens in Canada.

Along with its partners Communities in Bloom, Plant a Row – Grow a Row and Nutrients for Life, Scotts Canada is offering this opportunity to communities across Canada.

Grassroots Grants, which range from $500 to $1,500, will be awarded to selected projects across Canada. From edible gardens to pollinator habitats, urban farms to sensory gardens, GRO1000 supports all types of community-driven green space projects and places priority on programs that heavily involve youth.

The benefits that gardens provide to a community and its residents are significant, and even more so for children. Research shows that spending time in a garden helps improve a child’s cognitive ability, develops healthy nutrition habits, and increases positive self-understanding, responsibility and maturity.

Applications for the 2017 GRO1000 Grassroots Grants are ScottsCanada gro1000 applications.

The deadline for application submission is February 20, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. GRO1000 Grassroots Grants will be awarded as a combination of cash and in-kind product donation. Projects must be completed in 2017.

Click here for more information, or e-mail GiveBackToGro@scotts.com.


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