The Living Cities Fund
We believe everyone needs to be involved to advance equitable, abundant, and thriving green infrastructure. Our new Living Cities Fund is enabling community-based organizations to grow support for green infrastructure and engage citizens in the planning, design, and implementation of local action projects.
The Living Cities Fund will provide local organizations with training, funding, and logistical support to engage their community, advance local policy, and implement transformative green infrastructure projects on the ground.
The Living Cities Fund has two streams:
Through our Transform Stream, we are supporting community organizations across Canada with significant funding and tools to create large-scale, equity-embedded, community-led green infrastructure projects. This stream will also enable our partner organizations to develop and deepen local green infrastructure policy pathways to help systemically embed green infrastructure into city-building.
We will provide our partner organizations with trainings and processes to identify neighbourhoods with the highest social and environmental needs, and co-create green infrastructure sites where they are needed most.
The Transform Stream is generously supported by TD Bank Group and Definity Insurance Foundation.
The Demonstrate Stream will support community organizations across Canada to create new, smaller-scale green infrastructure projects in their communities. These may be depave projects, mini-forests, rain gardens or more.
This stream will award up to $15,000 to each selected organization to carry out this work.
The Demonstrate Stream is no longer accepting applications. We will announce the names of successful applicants in May.
The Demonstrate Stream is generously supported by Definity Insurance Foundation.