2024 Home Grown grant applications now open!

2024 Home Grown grant applications now open!

Grant program provides support for community-based tree planting efforts

It’s that time of year again! Local community groups and organizations are once again eligible for funding to help grow Winnipeg’s tree canopy.

The 2024 Home Grown Grant, supported by the Government of Canada Two Billion Trees Program, is now accepting applications until November 10, 2023.

Started in 2023, this grant provides funding to registered not-for-profits to organize tree planting projects. In 2023, Winnipeg received more than $7 million over three years for its larger Home Grown Tree Planting Program, which includes both the grant and internal planting efforts.

This investment in Winnipeg will help expand our forest cover and build healthier communities. The trees planted will provide cleaner air and more greenspace while helping to combat climate change.

Successful applicants can receive up to $20,000 for planting projects that focus on adding trees to geographic areas of higher poverty and underserved areas of the city. They also receive one-on-one guidance and oversight from a City of Winnipeg arborist and ongoing support to ensure their programs’ success.

To be eligible, community organizations must be either incorporated or a registered not-for-profit and have identified a planting site on public property within their community.

Full criteria and application forms can be found at winnipeg.ca/homegrowngrant.