Environmental improvement grants


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

The call for 2019 CEIG applications is now CLOSED. We will be announcing the 2019 recipients very soon (in April).  

Previous CEIG recipients

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

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