School Ground Greening Grants
Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds School Ground Greening Grants
Transforming the Outdoor Landscape of Canada's Schools
Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds helps schools create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature.
Amount offered: Up to $3,500 for schools, up to $2,000 for daycares.
Applications for the 2013–2014 funding program will be accepted on 3 intake dates throughout the school year:
- November 29, 2013: For schools that have completed their design process and require planning time for Spring plantings and installations
- February 28, 2014: For schools that are ready to carry out Spring plantings and installations
- May 2, 2014: For schools that have completed the design process and are ready to carry out early Fall plantings and installations
Schools applying for funding must have school grounds that are:
- On school board property
- Publicly accessible (greater community included) outside of school hours
- Publicly funded (i.e. non-tuition based)
Daycares applying for funding must be:
- Publicly accessible (greater community included) outside of operating hours
Eligible expenses include:
- Native plant species (see Evergreen's Native Plant Database resource)
- Heritage berries, vegetable seeds and plants (from our recommended garden plant lists)
- Tools, materials and professional services (such as a native plant or design professional or a professional educator)
Maximum limits and exceptions apply—please see our Survival Guide below for complete details.
- Arrange a site visit. If your school is in one of the following cities/regions, you must arrange a site visit with your regional consultant prior to submitting an application. Applicable cities and regions are: Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph, Halton, Toronto, Durham, Ottawa, and Halifax.
- Download the Survival Guide and review our Proposal Writing Tips. These resources contain essential information on planning, design, fundraising and organizing.
- Download and complete the application. The application is in Word format, so you can fill it out, modify it, and save it to your computer.
- Send in your hard-copy application by mail or courier. Faxed and e-mailed applications will not be accepted.
- You'll be notified by e-mail when your application has been approved, and when funding decisions are made.
Grant Recipient Responsibilities
If your project is accepted, we’ll provide you with instructions, additional information, and a package that explains your funding.
- Funder Recognition: We'll let you know which funders to recognize and offer suggestions on how to do it.
- Toyota Dealership Matching: Your school will likely be matched with your local Toyota Dealership and you'll need to contact the dealership to arrange a cheque presentation.
- Final Report: We'll provide you with information on completing our evaluation and send in documentation.
What if our project doesn't receive funding?
- If you submit an application and it's incomplete or unable to be approved, we'll provide you with a list of requested revisions. Please modify your application with the recommendations provided and re-submit for the next intake deadline.
- We'll notify you if we've exhausted available funds.
- If your school doesn't receive funding due to exhausted funds, youwil be notified and encouraged to re-apply for a new funding cycle.
- 2012–13 Funding Recipients
- 2011–12 Funding Recipients
- 2010–11 Funding Recipients
- 2009–10 Funding Recipients
- 2008–09 Funding Recipients
- 2007–08 Funding Recipients
If you have further questions, please contact:
Toll-free: 1-888-426-3138 x312
In Toronto: 416-596-1495 x312