Congratulations to our recent Take Action Grant (TAG) recipients! Thanks to everyone who has been participating in the online voting process. Here’s a snapshot of a few of the projects:
In February, the Sunnyside Shared Garden Expansion project was awarded $886 Canadian and $886 Calgary Dollars to expand last year‘s inaugural Sunnyside Shared Garden, to provide the Kensington community with a great communal garden project, to donate produce to low-income individuals, and to provide a basis to secure funding for the expansion.
In March, the Inglewood and Ramsay Farmers’ Market (hosted by the AREA) received $800 Canadian and $900 Calgary Dollars to help them create a resilient farmers’ market for the communities of Inglewood and Ramsay to act as a hub for the residents to learn about local food security, support local businesses, and create connections. A small-scale market began in 2012, and in 2013, they hope to expand and reach more members of the local community, as well as other residents of Calgary.
In April, the Springfest Market was awarded $1000 Canadian and $1000 Calgary Dollars to put on a market/community event featuring local vendors (including Calgary Dollars vendors), a permaculture workshop, and live music. The event had free public admission and was held at the Bridgeland Riverside community hall.
TAG is a grassroots funding program supported by The Calgary Foundation and Calgary Dollars. Grants are awarded in both Calgary Dollars and federal dollars to grassroots projects that support and promote social and environmental justice. Applications are accepted monthly and are due on the 15th of the month (**please note that there will be no application deadline in June ’13).