MARKHAM, ON – April 12, 2021 – The City of Markham is now accepting applications for the Sustainable Neighbourhood Small Grant program for resident-led community projects that promote education, understanding and participation in environmental sustainability.

Markham residents are encouraged to start submitting their applications during Earth Month as we inspire global change through local action. Successful applicants may be eligible for a grant of up to $500 to bring their idea, project or initiative to life. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET).

This is Markham’s newest environmental funding program for residents and is a community initiative by the Markham Environmental Sustainability Fund to help increase grassroots environmental awareness, action and engagement. The program supports and empowers residents to undertake their own #greenMarkham initiatives – in their homes and gardens, on the road, at work and in the community.

“The City of Markham is a municipal leader in fighting climate change and our residents are deeply committed to sustainability initiatives,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “This program is a wonderful opportunity for our community to think green during Earth Month and come up with innovative ideas that can support our sustainability objectives and raise environmental awareness.”

Projects that receive funding will help achieve one or more of the following:

  • Help reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

  • Enhance the health, resilience and sustainability of our ecosystem and natural environment

  • Help attain Markham’s Zero Waste targets

  • Beautify neighbourhoods and communities

  • Conserve and protect our natural environment

Projects, activities and virtual events that aim to increase environmental awareness and engagement will be given high priority. Youth-led or youth-centric projects are strongly encouraged.

Together with community leadership, residents have the potential to bring change and build vibrant, sustainable neighbourhoods.

Apply to the Sustainable Neighbourhood Small Grant program at markham.ca/SustainabilityGrant 


Related links:

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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office:
Bryan Frois, Chief of Staff at bfrois@markham.ca or 416.567.1177.

All other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Jennifer Yap, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations at jyap@markham.ca or 437.229.2450.

For COVID-19 announcements from the City of Markham:
Visit markham.ca/covid19 or listen to 105.9 The Region – Markham’s information and emergency radio station.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 351,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 650 headquartered companies and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 234 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy.

Stay Connected: Visit our newsroom or search #MarkhamNews and #MarkhamEvents for the latest information on City programs, services and event.

MARKHAM, ON – April 12, 2021 – The City of Markham is now accepting applications for the Sustainable Neighbourhood Small Grant program for resident-led community projects that promote education, understanding and participation in environmental sustainability.

Markham residents are encouraged to start submitting their applications during Earth Month as we inspire global change through local action. Successful applicants may be eligible for a grant of up to $500 to bring their idea, project or initiative to life. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET).

This is Markham’s newest environmental funding program for residents and is a community initiative by the Markham Environmental Sustainability Fund to help increase grassroots environmental awareness, action and engagement. The program supports and empowers residents to undertake their own #greenMarkham initiatives – in their homes and gardens, on the road, at work and in the community.

“The City of Markham is a municipal leader in fighting climate change and our residents are deeply committed to sustainability initiatives,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “This program is a wonderful opportunity for our community to think green during Earth Month and come up with innovative ideas that can support our sustainability objectives and raise environmental awareness.”

Projects that receive funding will help achieve one or more of the following:

  • Help reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

  • Enhance the health, resilience and sustainability of our ecosystem and natural environment

  • Help attain Markham’s Zero Waste targets

  • Beautify neighbourhoods and communities

  • Conserve and protect our natural environment

Projects, activities and virtual events that aim to increase environmental awareness and engagement will be given high priority. Youth-led or youth-centric projects are strongly encouraged.

Together with community leadership, residents have the potential to bring change and build vibrant, sustainable neighbourhoods.

Apply to the Sustainable Neighbourhood Small Grant program at markham.ca/SustainabilityGrant 


Related links:

greenMarkham Logo

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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office:
Bryan Frois, Chief of Staff at bfrois@markham.ca or 416.567.1177.

All other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Jennifer Yap, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations at jyap@markham.ca or 437.229.2450.

For COVID-19 announcements from the City of Markham:
Visit markham.ca/covid19 or listen to 105.9 The Region – Markham’s information and emergency radio station.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 351,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 650 headquartered companies and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 234 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy.

Stay Connected: Visit our newsroom or search #MarkhamNews and #MarkhamEvents for the latest information on City programs, services and event.