The competition for the 2022 Environmental Grant Program is now open and applications are due February 11, 2022.
Funding is available to non-profit organizations implementing initiatives that support the City of Saskatoon's strategic goal of Environmental Leadership. Initiatives prioritized for funding in 2022 include those that:
- improve energy and water efficiencies;
- increase awareness and protection of our water resources;
- reduce the amount of waste going to landfills;
- provide stewardship, education and/or enhancements to the green network;
- encourage active transportation; and
- provide learning opportunities that support the City's environmental goals.
2021 Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the successful applicants of the 2021 Environmental Grant Program:
- Relay Education($6,000): To provide climate change and renewable energy workshops to 500 students in grades 9-12
- Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin ($1,000): To have facilitated discussions on the state of the Saskatchewan River Basin on different topics including First Nations water priorities, invasive species and healthy drainage
- Saskatoon Mountain Bike Alliance Inc. ($2,500): To provide educational sessions on assessing and maintaining trails, and mitigating the impact of trails
- Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre ($5,000): To improve and manage the Garden Patch composting program, upgrade facilities and contribute to educational videos on composting
- 25th Street Theatre ($2,673): To provide a bike valet service that will serve the Fringe Festival which will be promoted by public works of art
- Bridge City Bicycle Co-operative ($10,000): The project will increase the redistribution of bicycles from the Saskatoon Regional Waste Management Centre by enhancing community outreach to economically disadvantaged youth and adults
- Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. ($2,000): To provide activities that celebrate pioneering global environmentalist Richard St. Barbe Baker and his ties to Saskatoon
- SARC/SARCAN Recycling ($3,500): To deliver a student summit, that will educate students on waste reduction, diversion and elimination, especially focused on the circular economy and responsible resource consumption
- Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan ($5,800): To increase capacity to create high quality online content for the NatureCity Festival
- Wild Sky Adventure Learning Incorporated ($6,360): To support expansion of Urban Adventure Camps designed to educate children between the age of 2.5 and 10 years old on community building and environmental stewardship
- Saskatchewan Environmental Society ($5,000): To Create a learning resource that reinforces the connection between indigenous knowledge an sustainability including topics like energy, water, waste, food, transportation and biodiversity
- SOS Trees Coalition ($2,667): To support Arbor Week 2021 which will provide the opportunity for individuals and families to learn the how-tos of planting trees, the benefits of trees and the joy of spending time with them.
- Saskatoon Horticultural Society ($1,500): To support the virtual passport tour, a pandemic-friendly garden tours through a video series that celebrate a wide variety of gardens in Saskatoon