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In support of community environmental action, the Town of Caledon created a Community Green Fund in 2006 and a School Green Fund in 2012.   


Community Green Fund - NOW ACCEPTING LETTERS OF INTENT!

Community Green Fund

About

The Caledon Community Green Fund was established in 2006 to assist local, not-for-profit or volunteer groups in leveraging provincial, federal or other funds to carry out important environmental work.

To date, the Town has awarded more than 50 grants.

The successful recipients have relied on the Town grant to leverage more than $100,000 in federal, provincial and other relevant external funding.

Find out more about many of the Green Fund projects through the Town's Green Fund Showcase Report (3.77 mb, pdf) or watch our showcase video.

How to Apply

Please note: Groups are strongly encouraged to contact the Town's Energy and Environment Section at 905-584-2272 or via environment@caledon.ca to discuss your project ideas.

  • Project Funding Stream -- Two stage process: Pre-screening phase requires a Letter of Intent to be submitted to Town Energy and Environment Staff via email (environment@caledon.ca). Successful applicants will be invited to submit a Full Application.

  • Fast Track Funding Stream -- One stage process: Only Full Applications are due for Fast Track funding.

Please note: Applicants applying through the Project Funding Stream must undergo pre-screening by submitting a Letter of Intent to the Town via email (environment@caledon.ca). Successful applicants will be invited to submit the Full Application.   

Application Guideline and FAQs

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Application Guideline and FAQs provided below. The Guide provides the following:

  • Information on both Funding Streams
  • Application and Project Requirements
    • NEW 2017: The Town is introducing bonus points for applicants who incorporate an element of waste management into their projects in support of the Town's Environmental Strategic Plans. For waste management project ideas (i.e. waste reduction and diversion, composting and recycling projects, ecological pollution reduction, food waste prevention, reuse projects, etc.) refer to pages 3 and 4 of the Guide.
  • Application and reporting deadlines

Application Guidelines and FAQs (pdf) 

Deadlines:

Funding Stream

Letters of Intent Submission Date

Full Application Submission Date

Project Funding

March 10, 2017

March 31, 2017

Fast track n/a

March 31, 2017


2017 Letter of Intent Template and Application Form

Letter of Intent Template 

Full Application Form*

*The "SUBMIT FORM" and "SIGNATURE" buttons in the application form are only compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer. If you are not using this browser, please submit a scanned copy of the application to environment@caledon.ca. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For further assistance, watch our "How to" video below:


School Green Fund - Application window now closed

2016 Recipients Announced (read the news release)

The application window will re-open in the Fall of 2017. Stay tuned!

In 2012 the Town of Caledon established a School Green Fund to provide all Public and Catholic schools in Caledon with funding to develop environmentally-focused programs or projects. 

For an overview of the the fund and project ideas please review the School Green Fund Information Package, which contains

  • About the School Green Fund
  • Past School Green Fund Projects
  • School Green Fund Project Ideas
  • Learning for a Sustainable Future: Water Docs @ School Program
  • Learning for a Sustainable Future: Teaching Resources and Funding Opportunities
  • Planet Protector Academy Program

View the Information Package for Schools (pdf)

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Showcase Video

The Green Fund has supported many projects over the years. Here are some highlights:

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Contact

For more information please contact the Town's Energy and Environment section by phone at 905.584.2272 or by email.

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