City of Toronto Waste Reduction Community Grants

Do you need funding for an innovative idea to reduce residential waste and increase participation in the City’s waste diversion programs?

The City of Toronto is accepting applications for grants of up to $25,000 to support a variety of innovative projects such as:

• initiatives that support reuse and reduction;

• waste education and engagement initiatives; and/or

• other initiatives that align with the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy such as the repairing, exchanging, swapping and sharing of goods.

Groups eligible to apply for funding include resident, tenant, and neighbourhood associations, service clubs, ethnic community organizations, registered charitable organizations, environmental organizations, school groups, clubs, and councils.

Past winners include the North York Harvest Food Bank whose project is to reduce food waste by transitioning food banks from a ‘hamper model’ to a ‘choice model’; Youth Empowering Parents is assisting youth in teaching their parents about effective waste management; Donwood Park Public School Eco-Team students are creating a book that educates and motivates families to reduce food and packaging waste through ‘litterless lunches’; and the 1001 Bay Street Green Committee is aiming to become the greenest condo on Bay Street by educating and engaging residents in ways of living green.

Learn more at The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest is March 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.