By Jill Thatcher, Communications Coordinator, Invasive Species Centre (ISC)
Do you want to help protect your community’s land and water from invasive species? Walk the walk on invasive species by submitting your project ideas by March 1st for a chance to be awarded a $1,000 microgrant!
The Invasive Species Centre (ISC) is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary in 2021. To commemorate 10 years of working together to prevent invasive species in our land and water, the ISC is awarding 10 microgrants of $1,000 each to support invasive species education and community action in Ontario.
The microgrant and related ISC 10th Anniversary projects are a way of commemorating the progress that ISC and partners have made together over the past 10 years, with a vision forward to the next 10 years and beyond.
Individuals, groups, or organizations in Ontario (e.g. municipalities, Indigenous communities and organizations, non-profit or charitable groups, schools and school boards, clubs and associations) can nominate themselves for a microgrant which is an award for a one-time, small size education and/or community action project that focuses on prevention and/or management of invasive species.
Applicants will submit 2-page nominations with project name, description/justification, objectives and expected outcomes, budgets, schedule, and applicant information by March 1, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by March 15, 2021. Project activities can occur between March 2021 and December 2021. Nominations will be assessed with others from their geographic region on impact of their project outcomes and strength of their project plan.
Award recipients will agree to provide project updates, stories, and photos to be used by the Invasive Species Centre and award recipients to communicate project outcomes and raise awareness of invasive species stories. Each award recipient will be assigned a month to profile their activities from March to December 2021.
Interested applicants can view the complete microgrant guidelines and download the submission form at https://www.invasivespeciescentre.ca/isc-10/isc-microgrants/
Microgrant nomination forms can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2021.
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