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Greener Co-op Microgrants

Greener Co-op Microgrants

Why a Greener Co-op Microgrant?

These small grants support projects that help protect the environment.

Who can apply?

Any member of CHF Canada.

How much are the grants?

CHF Canada accepts grant requests for $500 to $4,000. Successful recipients will receive a single payment after submitting receipts and a final project report.

What are some examples of projects the Greener Co-op Microgrant will fund?

  • composting, community gardens, rain barrels
  • planting trees
  • safe and secure bike and carrier storage
  • lighting upgrades
  • energy audits
  • viability studies for projects like roof gardens or grey-water harvesting

These are just a few examples. Use your imagination! If you think your project would have a positive impact on the environment, send us an email and we can discuss whether it meets the microgrant’s objectives. 

What does the grant cover? 

  • materials, supplies and equipment
  • contractor or consultant fees

What isn’t covered?

  • members’ labour
  • co-op staff wages
  • normal co-op operating costs
  • ongoing costs associated with maintaining the project after completion 

How long do you have to complete your project?

 This depends on the size and complexity of your project. However, all funds must be spent and requested by the end of the year granted. You will be required to submit a project plan with deadlines and a budget. Note that your grant funds will not be sent to you until your project is completed, so please keep this in mind when estimating the project’s completion date. 

How do I apply?

Complete the application form when the application process is announced each year. Grants will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions?

Julie LaPalme
jlapalme@chfcanada.coop