Once again the Environment Committee of Weavers Way is offering small grants to community groups. This year, preference will be given to those that attempt to counteract climate change.
Once again the Environment Committee of Weavers Way is offering small grants to community groups. This year, preference will be given to those that attempt to counteract climate change, such as planting trees and replacing lawn or turf with native plants which benefit pollinators and birds.
Local community groups are invited to apply, with preference given to those close to Weavers Way stores and in underserved neighborhoods.
Grant funds are awarded each year for clearly identifiable public purposes resulting in a tangible environmental improvement for the community through education and/or gardening projects. Funds may be used for such projects as planting native trees and herbaceous plants, garden equipment, and enhancement of parks. Some environmentally based educational programs, especially those focused on climate change, may be funded through this program.
Grant amounts range from $100 to $500, depending upon the available funds and the number of qualified applicants. The Environment Committee hosts electronic recycling to raise funds for these grants. Since electronic recycling is its main source of income, the Committee is grateful to those in the community who have contributed to these events.
Applications may be downloaded and printed from the Weavers Way website at weaversway.coop (scroll down the home page for the link). Or applications may be put in the Environment Committee mailbox on the second floor of Mt Airy store or sent to Environment Committee, Weavers Way Coop, 559 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119.
Applications must be received by Friday, March 3, 2023. Anyone requesting a grant will be informed within a month of the deadline if they have been selected. Grantees are then obliged to submit a report with receipts describing how the money was spent by November 1, 2023.