New category has been added targeting climate change action
Applications are now being accepted for the City of Fredericton’s 2024 community grant program, valued at almost $700,000. In addition to the existing Community Funding Grant and Strategic Partner Capital Grant categories, a new section focused on climate change action has been introduced.
The intent of Climate Change Action Grant is to support non-profit organizations in carrying out projects, programs, or activities that align with actions in the City’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan or Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Eligible initiatives should fall under one of the following categories:
- Energy efficiency or energy source shift in buildings initiatives
- Transportation mode shift (active transportation, public transit, e-mobility) initiatives
- Waste reduction or circular economy initiatives
- Climate change adaptation – education & outreach initiatives
- Climate change adaptation – capital project
The grant pool totals $698,000 for 2024. $300,000 has been earmarked for the for the Strategic Partner Capital Grants category. With $50,000 already committed to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery Capital Campaign, as part of a multi-year funding agreement, $250,000 remains in this grant category for 2024. $368,000 is available in the Community Funding Grant category. $30,000 has been set aside for the new Climate Change Action Grant program.
The deadline to apply for all three grant pools is Friday, October 13, 2023 at 4:30 pm. Recommendations related to the grants will be considered during the City’s 2024 Budget process.
Interested parties can obtain a copy of the application form, grant policy and criteria by visiting www.fredericton.ca/grants-awards, or by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at 506-460-2857 (Fax) or email@example.com.
The goal of the City’s community grant program is to work with non-profit organizations and other community partners to make Fredericton a more livable and economically viable community. The grants program encourages growth and stability of non-profit groups and organizations, while helping them to deliver programs and services that benefit city residents and visitors.