Seed Money Grants

The West Asheville Garden Stroll (WAGS) Planning Team (a loose aggregation of your friends and neighbors) wants to encourage edible landscaping and beautification of community spaces, such as boulevard strips, islands, storefronts, and schools in West Asheville.

Dream up a project. It must be community oriented (not for individual home beautification), visible to the community, and within the area bounded by Patton Ave/Smokey Park Highway, I-40, and the French Broad River.

WAGS is providing about 8 small grants of $100 – $300 of seed money to ordinary citizens -community groups, neighbor collaborations, schools, businesses, and youth groups.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the proposal form below.

Describe your project, the location, the estimated cost, and how it builds community around gardening in West Asheville.  Include the name, phone number, and email address of the main contact person and list the people who will be involved.

SEED GRANT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FORM_2016

Email the completed application to:  wagardenstroll@gmail.com

APPLICATION DEADLINE – JANUARY 31st 2017 FEBRUARY 19th 2017
((Deadline extended))

We will notify applicants of the committee’s decision by March 1, 2017.

A PROGRESS REPORT will be due from the grant recipients to the WAGS planning team (with photos) by August 15th, 2017, for review and for display at the next West Asheville Garden Stroll on September 9th, 2017. A final report is due on completion of your project.

Grantees must be willing to allow use of photos and project descriptions in WAGS publicity materials.