Environmental improvement grants


Applications are now open! Submit an application by Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 through the link below:

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.

Applying for a grant

Before you apply for a community environmental improvment grant, we encourage you to contact us through any of the options found at the bottom of this page under "Contact Us" to discuss your application.

Doing so will help ensure your application:

Complete an application by Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 through either our online form or by submitting it in person, using the link below:

Previous CEIG recipients

The recipients of the 2019 Community Environmental Improvement Grant (CEIG) program are:

  • Kitchener Master Gardeners 
  • Sunshine Montessori School
  • Transition Kitchener-Waterloo 
  • Divest Waterloo

The projects consist of Neighbourhood Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation Workshops, Room Rentals, Terra-Cycle Boxes and a Resiliency and Regeneration Climate Conversations for Faith Communities Event. 

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

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