A cultural street festival, better fencing, and a community garden are in store for certain areas of Burlington.
Six community projects will be underway over the next year as the City of Burlington is contributing $26,100 to six community projects as part of this year’s Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund program.
Nelson Baseball Park will see beautification and fencing improvement, while the Burloak Community Garden will be created for everyone to enjoy.
In addition, the Harris Crescent Butterfly Garden will attract butterflies and other pollinators, while the Open Doors Community Garden will expand the current garden.
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A larger scale cultural event will take as plans begin for the Orchard Street Festival.
Finally, Recycling Revisited will see an online database and video documentary to share the story of Canada’s first city-wide multi-material recycling program
“I look forward to seeing the development of these unique projects built by the community, for the community,” said the city’s director of parks and recreation Chris Glenn in a news release.
“Residents know their community more than anyone.”
This is the second time the city has run the program — $35,000 was doled out last year.
A maximum of $5,000 may be granted to match the equivalent contribution the neighbourhood community group makes up through a combination of volunteer time, donated services, donated materials and supplies, and other funds raised.
Approved projects receive up to 50 per cent of the funding for the project from the city.
The neighbourhood or community group then matches the amount with an equal contribution made up through any combination of volunteer hours, donated service, donated materials and supplies or other funds raised, such as cash donations.
Note: The City of Burlington will support funding to pay for any out-of-pocket expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.
Information about 2018 application and submission deadlines will be available in the fall.