2021 Sustainability Micro-Grant Recipients

2021 Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Recipients Announced
Posted on 05/11/2021
Eight new projects relating to community sustainability will receive funding from the City of Charlottetown’s Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program.

The community-led projects further the goals and actions of the City’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) and engage the community in sustainability. The micro-grant awards range between $900 and $2,500.

Each of the 2021 micro-grant projects relates to one or more of the four pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic, cultural, and social. The committee selected a wide range of projects, including a recycling initiative for plastic coffee pods that will also provide coffee grounds to community gardens; a showcase of experimental short films; and a new garden sharing initiative that will pair gardeners with no space to garden with homeowners who have a garden but lack the time or physical ability to care for it.

The 2021 micro-grant recipients are:
• Big Brothers Big Sisters PEI – Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Start
• Desbrisay Community Garden – Composting Demonstration at Desbrisay Community Garden
• FilmPEI – Experimental Shorts Showcase
• Stars for Life Foundation for Autism - Making Connections with Our Community, Our Environment & Our Food Sources
• PEI Food Exchange – Edible Gardening Workshop Series
• Kirstie McCallum – PEIANC Mural Project
• The Charlottetown Garden Sharing Initiative
• Every Pod Counts – Coffee Pod Collective

To view the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, visit: https://www.charlottetown.ca/environment___sustainability/sustainability/sustainability_resources


Projects approved for support from the 2021 Micro-Grant program include:

Big Brothers Big Sisters PEI - $900 to install raised vegetable planters where children, volunteers, and parents can garden together and learn new skills.

Desbrisay Community Garden - $2,500 to create an in-vessel composting system for garden waste that reduces the garden’s reliance on external inputs and will serve as an educational demonstration site for the public.

FilmPEI - $1,500 to present a juried experimental short film screening of digital artists and animators from Prince Edward Island.

Stars for Life Foundation for Autism - $2,000 to create an edible hedgerow that will improve the safety of the property for clients and provide an opportunity for education, improved food security and community engagement.

PEI Food Exchange - $1,700 to run a series of gardening workshops that will teach Charlottetown residents how to grow some of their own food using organic gardening methods.

Kirstie McCallum - $2,300 to collaborate with the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada to facilitate a team of newcomer artists in the creation of a mural on the theme of “being at home in nature.”

The Charlottetown Garden Sharing Initiative - $900 to support the creation of a community program that connects people who would like to garden but do not have space with people who would like to have a garden on their property but lack the time or physical ability to do it themselves.

Coffee Pod Collective - $1,200 to collect and properly recycle coffee pods, generally a single-use plastic, while providing the coffee grounds to local community gardens.