Wawanesa introduces new grants program

Initiative aims to support climate resilience projects

Wawanesa introduces new grants program

Non-Profits & Charities

By Terry Gangcuangco

Wawanesa Insurance has introduced a $250,000 grant initiative known as “Wawanesa Climate Champions: Local Grants” to bolster Canadian communities in their fight against climate change and extreme weather.

The program offers community organizations the chance to receive up to $25,000 in funding for local climate resilience projects. Eligible applicants include registered charities, non-profits, and Indigenous communities.

“Local Grants are part of Wawanesa’s commitment to building community resiliency in the face of urgent challenges posed by climate change,” Wawanesa communications and community impact director Jackie De Pape Hornick said.

“Great work is happening locally across Canada, and we want to support it by providing financial assistance for innovative projects that contribute to the wellbeing and sustainability of communities.”

The new Local Grants initiative comes under the wider Wawanesa Climate Champions program, which allocates $2 million annually to support those actively working to create more resilient communities in the face of climate change.

Detailed application guidelines are available online, and the deadline for submissions is on September 5.

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