SNC accepting applications for Community Environmental Grants Program

Seen in image above: The Spencerville Mill Poker Run was one of last year's recipients. Courtesy photo

SDG — Are you planning an environmental or recreational event for your community? South Nation Conservation (SNC) is now accepting applications for their Community Environmental Grants Program!

Non-profit groups are encouraged to apply to receive a grant of up to $300 to help offset the costs of their event or activity. The program has four grant categories: River, Heritage, Agri-Environmental and Community Outreach.

“The grant program supports events and projects within SNC’s jurisdiction that promote recreational use of our river, protect the environment or celebrate the natural heritage of the area,” said John Mesman, SNC’s Team Lead, Communications and Outreach.

This year, 4 projects and $1,200 have been approved so far.

They include: the Rotary Club of Chesterville’s Duck Race, the Dundas Federation of Agriculture’s Drainage Day, the Friends of the Windmill trail and sign improvement project, and the Chesterville and District Agriculture Society for new recycling bins.

Every year $10,000 in funding is distributed through this program approved by SNC’s Communications Committee. Approved projects and events draw visitors to locations within the natural environment while promoting environmental stewardship outdoor recreational activities. Many events also raise funds for worthy local causes.

“We believe in supporting opportunities to enjoy and experience the river and the local environment,” added Mesman. “We accept applications year-round and we can help community groups and individuals in planning and supporting their projects and events.”

The next round of applications will be approved by SNC’s Communications Committee at their upcoming meeting on April 25, 2018.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kelsey Smith, 1-877-984-2948 ext. 313