Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program
The Community Micro-grant Program was developed in 2011 in order to support community groups and individuals in their sustainability-focused projects. Community action was seen as an integral part of the success of the implementation of the City's Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP).
Since the pilot program launched in 2011, over 40 community-led projects have been funded. For more information on each of the successful micro-grant projects please follow the links below:
- Micro-Grant Recipients 2011
- Micro-Grant Recipients 2012
- Micro-Grant Recipients 2014
- Micro-Grant Recipients 2015
- Micro-Grant Recipients 2016
2017 Micro-Grant Recipients
Community Garden Mentor Program: PEI Food Exchange
A garden mentor certification program intended to create a dedicated network of garden mentors through a shared learning experience that will increase the exchange of information on growing food, food skills, healthy eating, and local food sourcing.
Charlottetown Junior Sous Chefs: Island Food Skills Initiative
The Charlottetown Junior Sous Chef Program is an interactive and inclusive program aimed at youth age 8-17 that seeks to improve health and wellness through food literacy, food skills training, and kitchen confidence. Renowned chef Chris Sallie, and registered dietician Chie Xu will be administering the courses.
Living Roof Bike Shelter: Charlottetown Farmers Market Cooperative
Not your average bike shelter, this structure will provide a secure space right off the confederation trail next to the market to leave your bicycle, and biodiverse bird and insect habitat, and a living roof. This project aims to reduce vehicle traffic at the market, and encouraged cycling and the use of the confederation trail. It is 'sustainability in action' and it will include educational signage and benches for users.
Restoring Biodiversity to Public Places: Phase II: MacPhail's Woods/ECOPEI
This project will continue to expand the Confederation Forest by another 30 acres using native plants and involving local volunteers, with the added benefit of improving wildlife habitat, increasing biodiversity, and establishing an accessible public forest for everyone to enjoy.
Recycled Public Access Piano: Arduino for Autism - David Sheppard
A recycled piano will be placed in a public space for public use. The piano will have a rain cover for protection and a micro-controller that will track usage as well as local pedestrian presence and record the data.
Micro-workshops: Charlottetown Tool Library
This project consists of six (6) micro-workshops planned and delivered by the Charlottetown Tool Library. Each workshop will be delivered concurrently with a public event organized by a collaborating community organization. The workshops will give the Charlottetown Tool Library an opportunity to engage with the public, spark creativity and dialogue.
Gardening and Food Security: First Baptist Church
As a way to engage and empower the Church's refugee families and downtown community to increase their food security and promote healthy eating the Church would like to provide garden plots, transportation, initial purchase of seed/fertilizer and organic pest management.
Charlottetown Rural Living Wall Project: Charlottetown Rural High School
A student led project aimed at enhancing the existing greenhouse through the installation of a "living wall" that will save space and increase food production throughout the year. The goal is for the students to experience and understand the 'ground to plate' process that our food takes and will hopefully inspire a taste for growing their own quality food year-round.
Water Story Tour: Waterlution
The Water Story: an interactive tour about drinking water in Charlottetown will be a multi-media educative walking tour leading residents of all ages, tourists, and newcomers on a stroll through the City to discover the story behind their drinking water. It intends to draw attention to our water resources in an enjoyable, healthy, and inclusive way, in order to raise awareness and encourage the adoption of water conservation measures.
Community Garden Rain Water Harvesting System Phase II: Multi-Barrel Solar Powered System Desbrisay Community Garden
The multi-barrel solar powered rain harvesting system at Desbrisay Community Garden will provide a demonstration of renewable energy technology that will allow households, community gardens, and small business to reduce run-off and the demand on City water supply and reduce energy costs.
Micro-Grant Guidelines and Application Forms
The project guidelines and application forms are available below. Eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. The projects that are selected by the committee will be granted funds for the 2017 Micro-grant program.
- Micro Grant FAQ (PDF)
- Micro Grant Application Form (PDF)