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.
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.
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