Environmental improvement grants

Suburbs

Being environmentally responsible takes commitment, creativity and, at times, money.

Our community environmental improvement grant (CEIG) program helps to offset the costs many local groups incur in the name of building a cleaner, more environmentally sustainable city.

The goals of our program include:

  • Increasing awareness among residents of how they view and treat our local air, water and land resources, and encouraging them to help improve the quality of those resources;
  • Encouraging environmental stewardship;
  • Promoting and initiating community-based environmental projects; and
  • Supporting environmental research.

2018 CEIG recipients

Five groups are recommended to receive funds totalling $11,000 for environmental projects through the City of Kitchener’s Community Environmental Improvement Grant (CEIG) program.

The recipients of the 2018 Community Environmental Improvement Grant (CEIG) program are:

  • Busking for Change
  • Waterloo-Wellington Science & Engineering Fair – Developing Environmental Advocates and Researchers (DEAR)
  • KW Habilitation and Rockway Mennonite Collegiate
  • K-W Working Centre and Hacienda Sarria Market Garden
  • Trinity Village
The projects consist of sustainable gardening workshops, a CO2 simulation group activity/game, an inclusive agricultural-based in class and hands on learning opportunity, berm revitalization and naturalization project and a local fundraising campaign for our local environmental non profits piloting 'text-to-donate' software.  

Applying for a grant

Before you apply for a community environmental improvement grant, we encourage you to read our grant purpose, policy and guidelines, and contact us to discuss your application.

Doing so will help ensure your application:

  • Follows our grant policy and guidelines.
  • Meets one or more strategic objectives included in our city's Strategic Plan for the Environment.
  • Presents your proposal in a brief, accurate and creative manner.

CEIG applications are not being accepted at this time. Please subscribe to this web page and you will be notified on any updates. 

The application form can be e-mail, mailed or hand-delivered to the 6th Floor at Kitchener City Hall (200 King St. W., Kitchener ON, N2G 4G7).

Previous CEIG recipients

Information on previous grant recipients can be viewed in our Story Maps:

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