Wednesday, August 11, 2004

EnviroFund by VanCity

Established in 1990, the VanCity EnviroFund was conceived as a way to support community initiatives that address local environmental concerns in a positive, constructive, and creative manner. The EnviroFund grows through donations made by VanCity based on a minimum of 5% of VanCity VISA card profits.

Each year VanCity VISA cardholders vote on which local environmental issues they would like the EnviroFund to support.

This year the EnviroFund will accept applications for projects that address one or more of the following areas:

Wildlife Preservation & Habitat Restoration
Water Quality & Consumption
Sustainable Agriculture – food & farmland issues

The purpose of the EnviroFund is to encourage positive, actionable solutions to our local environmental concerns. Grants of up to $40,000 are available. If your group has a project that you feel may fit this year’s criteria visit the VanCity EnviroFund website to download the application form.

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2004. If you have questions about the EnviroFund program please contact Moira Teevan.

For serious consideration, all project submissions should meet all of the following criteria:

Local: The project must take place in the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley or Greater Victoria areas and directly benefit our local communities.

Action-Oriented: Although the project may include research and education components, the primary focus should be on taking concrete steps that work to resolve local environmental problems and help to develop sustainable communities.

Innovative Alternative: The focus of the project should be on the development and implementation of an innovative project to address the 2004 issue areas above.

Not for Profit: The project must be carried out through a not-for-profit or charitable non-government organization.

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