Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, WAGS provides small grants to encourage edible landscaping and beautification of West Asheville community spaces such as boulevard strips, traffic islands, storefronts, community gardens, and schools. Each year we offer up to eight grants (up to $300 each) to ordinary citizens, community groups, neighbor collaborations, faith communities, schools, businesses, and youth groups.
Projects must be community-oriented (not for individual home beautification) and accessible to the public. We encourage plantings that support pollinators. (Bee City USA has some helpful information on their Resources page.) They must be in the area bounded by Patton Avenue/Smokey Park Highway, I-40, and the French Broad River. To see examples of past Seed Grant projects that were funded, explore the “Seed Money Grants” tab at the top of this page.
Grant applications are due on January 31st of the year in which the proposed project is to be completed. Applicants will be notified by March 1st and a simple report about the project (with in-process and final outcome photos) is due August 15th. Grantees must be willing to allow use of photos and project descriptions in WAGS publicity materials.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for a Seed Grant, download and complete the WAGS Seed Grant application form.
Please email us at email@example.com if you have difficulty with the application or need assistance in completing it.