Kamloops, BC—The City of Kamloops is launching a Climate Action Grant program to support and encourage residents, non-profit organizations, and charities that have ideas for community-based climate action projects.
To be eligible for funding, projects must align with priority actions in the Community Climate Action Plan and have the potential to decrease community greenhouse gases, enhance community resilience to climate change and/or support a healthy urban ecosystem.
There is $20,000 earmarked to support grants valued at up to $2,000 each.
Applications must demonstrate how the proposed project will:
- Provide a direct benefit to the community
- Support the implementation of the Community Climate Action Plan
- Improve resiliency to climate change and/or reduce GHG emissions
- Foster neighbourhood pride and/or community wellness
- Respect the principles of equity and climate justice
Some examples of potential community projects include:
- Textile recycling/clothing swaps
- Repair events
- Bike safety and/or repair events
- Urban gardening education
“The goal is to tap into the passion of citizens and community groups who are committed to building a healthy, climate-friendly community,” said Glen Cheetham, the City’s Climate and Sustainability Manager.
Grant applications are being accepted February 1 – 28, 2023.
For more details and to apply, visit Kamloops.ca/Grants.