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January 21, 2003
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation now accepting grant applications
  
The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is now accepting grant applications for
a wide range of Toronto park-based community projects. Applications must be
received by March 14. Recipients will be announced in April.

Grants of $500 to $3,000 will be awarded to community organizations. The
foundation will consider projects in the categories of park improvements;
recreation; environmental education and preservation; arts and culture; and
communication and public education. Projects should be completed by October 31.

"It's now time to put that money to good use," says George Dark, Chair of the
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation. "We're excited about the potential impact
that the grants program will have on our public parklands. Our goal is to
initiate opportunities for grass-roots projects to increase park use and
activities."

The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is a not-for-profit organization working
in partnership with the City of Toronto's Parks and Recreation division to
enhance the public park system. The foundation, formed in June 2002, raises
private funds to help improve and create parks; offers recreational,
horticultural, cultural and environmental programs; and supports and encourages
community initiatives in Toronto parkland.

For a grant application, please call 416-397-5178.


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