Community-led projects could receive up to $10,000


By Staff

November 3rd, 2022



Burlington Parks, Culture and Recreation is now accepting applications for the Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund (NCMF).

Approved community group-led projects could receive 50 per cent of their funding up to $10,000. The neighbourhood or community group must match this funding with an equal contribution made up through any combination of:

• Volunteer hours
• Donated services
• Donated materials and supplies
• Other funds raised, such as cash donations

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28, 2023.

The fund is to inspire community-led projects with a goal of improving neighbourhoods through creating a sense of belonging, community pride and building meaningful connections.

Bales of straw were brought in to create spaces where different produce could be grown.

Burlington residents are encouraged to submit community-led project with a focus on small projects within parks, gardens, buildings on public lands or on lands that are accessible to the public. Projects can increase walkability, promote beautification, encourage recreational activity, build social connections and improve safety or accessibility. These projects are to be planned, led and implemented by the community in a public setting.

Residents interested in applying for funds are encouraged to visit to learn more about the application process, guidelines and past projects.

Burlington citizens have come up with some amazing and innovative ideas for their communities.

In the past the following projects were funded:

Produce from the Orchard Park Community Garden

Grow for Change Urban Farm Community Therapeutic Programs provides the community with access to a new temporary green space near Brant Street and Ghent Street, as well as therapeutic horticulture programming for adults and youth, to promote positive social and mental health.

The Orchard Community Garden Project was a brand-new community learning garden at the Trail Head Parkette (5401 Redstone St.), that included eight large garden boxes with fruits and vegetables and native pollinating flowers and plants. Food and plants harvested from the garden were shared with the community and donated to the local food banks.

A Community Garden in Roseland will be an accessible space for relaxation, reflection or a neighbourhood meeting. The space will feature numerous seating areas; herbs; perennials that support and encourage the pollinator population; and a ‘Peace Pole,’ an internationally recognized symbol of hopes and dreams that stands for peace on earth.

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