Who can apply?
Non-profit and non-governmental groups (eg. schools, community associations, social clubs, environmental groups).
What level of funding assistance is available?
An annual budget of $20,000 has been allocated to support community clean-up projects. A maximum of $1,000 per project has been set as a guideline. Requests for more than $1,000 require CRD Board approval and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
What does funding cover?
Funding is provided to cover the following costs:
- Rental of containers and equipment
- Purchase of bags and gloves
- Processing and marketing (recyclables) or disposal (garbage)
What costs are not covered?
The program does not cover:
- Purchase of refuse or recycling containers, tools or other equipment
- Meals, food or refreshments
- Prizes or giveaways
- Plants, seeds, soil or other horticultural items
- Promotional expenses
This program provides funding assistance for the removal of recyclable and non-recyclable materials that have been discarded inappropriately as litter. The scope of the program does not extend to projects that first generate the waste to be removed (example: invasive plant removal).
Is there an application deadline?
Applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis throughout the year. All projects must be conducted within the calendar year that the application was made and be completed within four months of receiving funding approval.
When will I know the result of my application?
Applications for $1,000 or less will be reviewed and assessed by CRD Environmental Resource Management staff. The project contact will be notified within one month whether or not the application has been approved for funding. Applicants submitting special requests requiring Board approval (over $1,000) will be notified by letter within 10 weeks from the date the application was received by the CRD.
When are funds paid?
Funds will be paid after the project has been completed and the applicant has requested payment by completing and forwarding a Letter of Certification to the CRD Environmental Resource Management division.
The CRD reserves the right to audit all projects. Please retain supporting documentation including invoices and receipts for two years.