More Micro-Grant Recipients Announced

More Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Recipients Announced
Posted on 08/11/2021
Three new projects relating to community sustainability will receive funding from the City of Charlottetown’s Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program.

These additional projects were accepted after a second call was put out for initiatives that engage the community in sustainability and work towards the “Water” goal of the City’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP).

The community-led projects further the goals and actions of the City’s ICSP. The micro-grant awards for this round range between $1,300 and $2,500.

The 2021 micro-grant recipients for the “Water” goal of the City’s ICSP are:

• Phoenix Foundation for Addiction and Recovery – Community Needle Disposal Project

• Fill Up Here – Heatwave Heroes

• Holland College – Enhancing Harvesting of Rainwater in Charlottetown

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

“Community Needle Disposal Project” - Gregg McCardle, Phoenix Foundation for Addiction and Recovery

$2,500 to distribute both sharp bins to locations identified as regularly used and compact containers to hold used needles until users can properly dispose of them.

“Heatwave Heroes” - Daniel Cousins, Fill Up Here

$2,500 to promote ways to beat the heat in Charlottetown while educating the citizens on the symptoms and risks of dehydration, heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

“Enhancing Harvesting of Rainwater in Charlottetown” - Bryan Grimmelt, Holland College

$1,300 to build and test a prototype of an affordable, easy-to-use backyard collection system that homeowners could implement to harvest otherwise unused rainwater.