“Small grassroots parks projects sprout big ideas”
“…A vibrant city grows from the grassroots up and it doesn’t take megabucks to make it flourish. It takes public space and public involvement and ideas that sprout from the people who are going to use the space.”
Toronto Star, April 27, 2003
In 2003 the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation launched the Community Grants Program, an initiative to support charitable community organizations that are actively involved in sustaining and enhancing Toronto’s parkland. The Foundation makes small grants for a diversity of park-based projects and community group undertakings. Since then over 140 community projects have been funded.
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