The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability has announced a new microgrant program launched to support waste reduction throughout the city. The Zero Waste Microgrant program will fund projects by Philadelphia enterprises (including nonprofits, for-profit businesses, schools, and community groups) that will impact the amount of waste they send to the landfill, increase circularity & connectivity on a neighborhood level, or improve waste conditions locally. Do you know any businesses or organizations in Southwest Philadelphia who might be interested in applying for a grant?
Grants will range from $250 to $1000, and any business, nonprofit, or other organization based in Philadelphia County may apply. All enterprises (regardless of experience with waste management or Zero Waste) are encouraged to apply and will receive 1-1 assistance from a Waste Coach if selected to receive a grant. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2022.
There are dozens of environmental, economic, and social reasons to reduce waste, from acting on climate change to improving litter conditions in your neighborhood. The City wants to invest in enterprises willing to undertake new Zero Waste strategies because it helps build our local circular economy, builds trust and partnership among the City and those who it serves, and supports progress towards a goal that benefits the whole of Philadelphia.
Can we ask for your help in spreading the news about this funding to enterprises in your community? Here are some resources you can share with them:
- To view the application, click here: Zero Waste Microgrant Application Form
- To view the Q&A document, click here: ZW Grant QA Flyer_Final
- To view a sample application, click here: Zero Waste Microgrant Example Application
- To learn more about the City’s Zero Waste initiatives, click here: Zero Waste Initiatives webpage link
You are also welcome to use this outreach toolkit to help spread the word on social media, in newsletters, and more.