New this year, the Council special project grant was developed by members of Council in an effort to provide financial support for individuals or organizations that are leading community-focused initiatives to enhance the vitality, sense of pride, and overall quality of life in Severn.
The Council special project grant offers support to beautification projects or projects that benefit the Severn community or the municipality as a whole.
Projects may include:
- decorations and banners
- hanging baskets
- seasonal displays
- welcome signs
“Council saw the need to support the incredible efforts by our community in keeping Severn beautiful. Our local groups and volunteers work tirelessly to enhance and preserve our unique small-town charm, and we can help that work continue by offering financial support through Council’s Special Project Grant. We’re proud to invest in projects that will beautify and improve local spaces.” —Mayor Mike Burkett, Township of Severn
Applicants can apply for one project at a time, and the application is to include details on how the funds will be spent. There is no request limit per project, but the total annual Council special project grant budget is $30,000.
Applicants can complete their applications online at severn.ca/grants. You can also print the application and submit it by email or drop it off at the Administration Office located at 1024 Hurlwood Lane in Severn.
As this is a new grant, applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis for the remainder of 2023. Starting in 2024, all grant requests will be due by September 30.
Visit severn.ca/grants for more details on the Council special project grant and other funding opportunities for community organizations, not-for-profits, and charities.