- The Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Sustainability Fund was created as a way to generate opportunities for residents, organizations and businesses in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and for local schools serving itsresidents in order to implement sustainable projects in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue in line with the sustainability development plan “Moving Towards Sustainability 2012-2020” available by click here.
- The goal of this Fund is to develop community initiatives and allow the City to improve its sustainability while implementing the “Moving Towards Sustainability” plan. An amount of 8 000$ is available.
- Project must benefit the residents of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and be undertaken in the town;
- Project must demonstrate that they meet at least one specific action of “Moving towards sustainability 2012-2020”;
- Project must clearly demonstrate how it is sustainable and feasible;
- Project must be realized in 2016 with a final report provided by December 18th 2016;
- Project must respond to the criteria for financing and allowable expenses.
Maximum of 5% to 40% of the total project can be for salaries linked to the project provided that the applying is part (or it's partner) of an organization that pays half or more of wages;
Publicity and promotion expenses are allowed;
Details of the project budget must be completed and the original receipts must be provided for disbursement
Disbursements for the project are 40% on acceptance of the project, 40% with mid-term proof of expenses and 20% with the final report;
The promoters must authorize the city of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue to publicize the project. As well, the promoters must acknowledge the contribution of the city in its own advertising;
Allowable expenses include the following: Materials, supplies, plants, equipment rental, travelling expenses directly linked to the project, etc.
- The project demonstrates that it meets at least one specific goal of “Moving towards sustainability 2012-2020”, that it is based on a specific need and that it responds to the three spheres of sustainable development (30%);
- The results are realistic and measurable (25%);
- The actions are for the citizens, the organizations or are taking place on the territory of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (20%);
- The leader and / or group must be citizens or travaillere the territory of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (15%);
- Use of local and sustainable products or services when possible (10%);
- Minimum score needed for funding: 70%
In 2015, The City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue was pleased to support four great projects through this fund:
Permaculture Group, of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, will receive $850 for the continuation of their permaculture garden in the north-east sector of Harpell Gardens. In addition to planting five fruit trees, space will be reserved for the cultivation of medicinal and other plants along the lines of the other terraces already in place.
The Bout-de-L’Isle School will receive $1,500 to improve their community garden initiated with their 2014 grant from this same program and their ornamental garden on its property. This year, a new flower bed filled with edible plants will be set in front of the school. In addition, an educational project for the selective sorting of household waste (recycling, composting and garbage) will be implemented to help its students become more environmentally aware.
In the context of Discovery Tuesday at the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue day camp, the GUEPE (Groupe uni des éducateurs-naturalistes et professionnels en environnement) organization will receive a sum of $2,494 to conduct four workshops of two hours each to allow children of all ages to have fun while learning more about the biodiversity which surrounds them. For example, children will learn about the observation of birds with binoculars, catch insects with nets and manipulate animals from our local biodiversity.
Finally, a grant of $2,500 will go to the "Flavours of Sainte-Anne” presented by Mrs. Patti Murphy. From July to September, guided walking tours of two hours each will enable Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue citizens and visitors to learn more about the history of the City from a culinary perspective.
The Permaculture group of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue received $750 for the creation of a small permaculture garden in the north-east sector of Harpell Gardens.
With a grant of $1,200, McGill University embarked on its "Monarchs in schools" project. The establishment of milkweed plantations increased the availability of monarch butterfly habitats and also educated students from surrounding primary schools through their involvement in the creation of these habitats and the raising of caterpillars.
The Bout-de-L’Isle School received $1,500 to create a community garden and an ornamental garden on its property in order to raise sustainable development awareness for its 423 students.
The Coop du Grand Orme received a sum of $3,000 for the creation of a heritage educational garden which illustrated the chronological evolution of gardens in Quebec. This project also helped revitalize the Simon Fraser House property located at 153 Sainte-Anne St., which has been the home of the Coop du Grand Orme since October 2013.
With a sum of $3,177, John-Abbott College purchased a public bicycle repair station near the bus terminal and the bike path on campus.