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Apply for 2008 GreenNet Mini-Grant

Posted by Nancy Kreith -

GreenNet is now excepting Mini-Grant applications for 2008.

Mini-grants are proudly sponsored by Prince Charitable Trusts. The mini-grants are intended to fund a small project or a special part of a larger project, with awarded funds ranging from $100 to $1,000. Grant money can be used to buy seeds, plants or soil, lumber or mulch, compost bins, buckets, nails, schoolbooks related to school gardening or even a garden festival for the community. Expenses for labor costs will not be awarded. We encourage community members to work together to complete greening projects.

To qualify for a GreenNet Green Chicago Mini-Grant, the garden project must be in Chicago in a schoolyard or community garden, or other community greening project. Applicants must also own or have permission to use the land, and must represent a group such as a block club, garden club, faith-based group, school or other youth group. Finally, funding priority is given to garden groups with an existing (rather than proposed) garden or greening project.

Dates to remember:

MiniGrant Workshop

Thursday March 6

6:30 p.m. at Garfield Park Conservatory

MiniGrants Due

Thursday, March 20, 5 p.m.

To download the application form, please follow the link below:

http://www.greennetchicago.org/mini_grant.html

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Nancy Kreith

Extension Program Coordinator

University of Illinois Extension

3807 W. 111th Street

Chicago, IL. 60655

office: 773.233.0476

fax: 773.233.0910

cell: 708.567.6101

url: http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/cook/


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