Have an Idea to Improve the Area? Weavers Way Might Give you Money

The co-op is accepting applications for its neighborhood grant program.

The following is provided by Weavers Way:

Weavers Way Co-op’s Environment Committee invites community groups from the surrounding area in Mt. Airy, Germantown, East Falls, West Oak Lane, and Chestnut Hill to submit proposals for grants to make tangible improvements for the community.

Funds may be used for such projects as planting trees and gardens, garden equipment, and environmentally based educational programs. Grants range from $100 to $400, depending on available funds and number of qualified applicants.

Deadline for submission of proposals is March 15, 2013. Decisions will be made by early April. Visit www.weaversway.coop to download a form and guidelines, or pick them up at Weavers Way’s stores in Mt. Airy or Chestnut Hill.

Last year’s recipients included:

  • Chestnut Hill Garden District toward benches for their garden.
  • Ogontz Library for garden supplies for their afterschool program.
  • C.W. Henry School for supplies for their school garden.
  • Hope Garden at Stenton Family Manor toward a fence for their garden.
  • Hansberry Garden and Nature Center for garden supplies.
  • West Central Germantown Neighbors for a garden at the Tulpehocken Station.
  • Wissahickon Charter School Afterschool Program for their garden.
  • Summit Children’s Program for garden supplies.
  • E. Mt. Airy Community Garden Network for garden supplies.
  • Historic RittenhouseTown for native plants and shrubs for their restoration project.
  • Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnerships for garden supplies.



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