The Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) is pleased to make available funding for resident-led community improvement projects.
The projects should be consistent with the CPCA Community Plan that can be found at https://champlainpark.org/champlain-park-community-association-cpca-community-plan/. The Community Plan’s mission is:
“Champlain Park is a welcoming, engaged and sustainable community”
We are targeting projects that will help further the 2nd and 4th goals of the Plan, namely:
- Goal 2: A warm, welcoming neighbourhood:
To cultivate a community where people want to stay and grow, to know their neighbours and care for each other’s best interests.
- Goal 4: Sustainable living in a healthy urban forest:
To enhance our environment, reduce our environmental footprint including our carbon emissions, and nurture biodiversity in our unique mature urban forest.
The project needs to take place in Champlain Park or be of direct benefit to Champlain Park residents.
In-kind (i.e. Volunteer time) and/or cash contributions by other parties will be favourably considered and should be outlined.
Process to apply:
The project lead should:
- Complete a brief project description in writing by completing the on-line form at the bottom of this page, https://champlainpark.org/champlain-park-community-improvement-project/
- Submit the proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Projects will be considered at the next CPCA Executive Committee if submitted with enough notice before the meeting and if no issues need clarification – meetings dates are announced on the community website (https://champlainpark.org/)
- A Member of the CPCA Executive Committee (https://champlainpark.org/the-cpca-organization/) may contact you to further discuss the project in order to ensure the Executive is fully informed of the project. However proponents are also welcome to present their project themselves at the Executive Committee meeting.
Support for projects could take many forms including: funding (generally in the range of 0-$500), CPCA endorsement. Exact funding support for a project will depend on the merits of the project and the resources available. Projects can be submitted at any time and will be assessed against the criteria above on a first-come first-serve basis until funds run out. Once the project is approved, the Executive Committee will communicate with the proponent and expenses will be reimbursed only after they have been incurred and receipts have been submitted to the CPCA Treasurer.
Terms and Conditions
By accepting support of any kind by the Champlain Park Community Association for a given project the proponent accepts the following terms and conditions:
- All activities will be legal and proper care will be taken in carrying out the project
- Permission will be sought from the property owner and any neighbours (if relevant or necessary) where the project will take place
- Any children will be appropriately supervised by adults
- For projects with higher risk activity that could lead to injuries to persons involved, a fuller description of the activity will be needed and proper mitigation measures will be taken to lessen the risk
- The proponent or other people involved in the project accept that the Champlain Park Community Association will not be held liable for any injuries or damages that may occur due to the project
Community “Project Proposal” submission form
If you would like to submit a citizen Community Project Proposal (CPP) to be considered by the Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA), its Partners and Sponsors, please read the Terms and Conditions above and complete the following form.
Submission of this completed form will initiate the start of the CPP review process.