Deadline Fast Approaching for Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund Application

Deadline Fast Approaching for Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund Application

Community led projects have inspired change in cities across the country. The Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund has been created to encourage Burlington residents to actively champion small projects meant to enhance the city and communities we call home. New connections are built through neighbourhoods and communities coming together to make and create a sense of belonging as residents complete a project. With the support of the City of Burlington, the Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund allows neighbourhood and community groups to initiate, manage and implement projects that make a difference to the neighbourhood or community group.  Email your application, budget and pledge sheets/letters and project plan to or visit


The funds objectives are defined as follows:

  • Improve, build and strengthen Burlington neighbourhoods
  • Create a greater sense of belonging
  • Foster individual well-being and community pride
  • Inspire residents to become more actively involved in the community
  • Build stronger relationships

The 2017 Projects:

  • Nelson Baseball Park: Beautification and fencing improvement to the park
  • Recycling Revisited: Online database and video documentary to share the story of Canada’s first
  • city-wide multi-material recycling program
  • Burloak Community Garden: Community garden for all of Burlington
  • Open Doors Community Garden: Expansion of current garden
  • Harris Crescent Butterfly Garden: Butterfly garden to attract butterflies and other pollinators
  • Orchard Street Festival: Cultural street festival on Orchard Street

The 2016 community projects:

  • Lakeshore Public School – baseball diamond improvement
  • Mountainside community – art workshops
  • Pinemeadow Park – a playground made from natural materials
  • Alton Village  – a weekly community picnic
  • Bruce T. Lindley Public School – landscape improvement project
  • Norton Community Park – mural
  • General Brock Park – greening improvement project
  • Literacy project for individuals with developmental disabilities


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