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Think Big — Community-Led Projects in Burlington Could Receive up to $10K

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*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Nov. 3, 2022 — The City of Burlington is now accepting applications for the Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund (NCMF). Approved community group-led projects could receive 50 per cent of their funding up to $10,000. The neighbourhood or community group must match this funding with an equal contribution made up through any combination of:

  • Volunteer hours
  • Donated services
  • Donated materials and supplies
  • Other funds raised, such as cash donations

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28, 2023.

“Sometimes a small change or addition to a greenspace can make a big difference in bringing people together. Examples could be making an unofficial shortcut or path into an official one by making it accessible to those who use mobility devices or creating a meeting space in a park for people to talk by adding gardens, benches, shade or light. These community-led projects help make our city a better place to live and play.” — Denise Beard, Manager of Community Development, City of Burlington

The fund is to inspire community-led projects with a goal of improving neighbourhoods through creating a sense of belonging, community pride and building meaningful connections.

Burlington residents are encouraged to submit community-led project with a focus on small projects within parks, gardens, buildings on public lands or on lands that are accessible to the public. Projects can increase walkability, promote beautification, encourage recreational activity, build social connections and improve safety or accessibility. These projects are to be planned, led and implemented by the community in a public setting.

Residents interested in applying for funds are encouraged to visit burlington.ca/matchingfund to learn more about the application process, guidelines and past projects.

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