City of Burlington awards funding to projects through Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund

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Published July 15, 2021 at 6:19 pm

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The City of Burlington recently announced that they will be awarding funding to community projects through the Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund.

The community investment of $25,200 will go towards three community projects that focus on the enhancement of infrastructure amenities within parks, gardens, buildings on public lands and on lands that are accessible to the public.

This is the fifth year that the City has provided the program.

A total of $10,000 will go towards the Grow for Change Urban Farm Community Therapeutic Programs, which will provide the community with access to a new temporary green space near Brant St. and Ghent St. Additionally, it will serve as therapeutic horticulture programming.

An investment of $10,000 will go towards the Orchard Community Garden Project. The brand-new community learning garden at the Trail Head Parkette, located at 5401 Redstone St., will include eight large garden boxes with fruits and vegetables as well as native pollinating flowers and plants. 

A total of $5,200 will go towards a community garden in Roseland, at Port Nelson United Church, which will be an accessible space for relaxation and reflection. This space will feature seating areas, herbs, perennials and a ‘Peace Pole,’ which is an internationally recognized symbol of hopes and dreams that represents peace on earth.  

The projects must comply with all current COVID-19 public health regulations and the provincial framework throughout their development and implementation and have one year to be completed.

“I am continually inspired by our residents who see the potential for a great idea that would enhance their community and take action to make it happen,” said Mayor Marianne Meed Ward.

“The Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund is an important program that helps make grass-roots projects a reality and brings people and places together, in partnership, to make great places to live and play.” 

Photo: The City of Burlington

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