A City Staff committee will review and evaluate all applications each funding year and make recommendations to the Executive Leadership Team. Recommendations, including grant amount and conditions are assessed through scoring and discussion. 

Projects submitted for funding will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

Impact
How well does the proposal identify a need, propose a solution and clearly state the hypothesis in terms of levers of change and potential to measurably advance one or more of Markham’s sustainability goals?  

Realistic
Does the proposal offer a realistic plan for achieving its goals and objectives? Are the costs and timeframe reasonable?  

Community Engagement
Does the project involve those affected by the proposed work and increase the skills and assets of Markham residents, where possible? 

Community Benefit
How is the project inclusive and has the capacity to benefit all City of Markham residents?  

Learning & Knowledge Transfer
What is the plan and willingness to share findings with neighbourhood organizations and members?

Successful applicants will be notified by August 2020.