Application Form | Overview of TAG Recipients Since 1998
PLEASE NOTE: THE NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15, 2014
Grants have been issued by Calgary Dollars (C$) since it began circulating complementary currency in 1996. These grants are designated for social and environmental projects in Calgary. Grants help educate Calgarians about the role of complementary currency, expand the amount of C$ in circulation, educate Calgarians about social and environmental issues in our city, and provide much-needed funds to initiatives.
Since 2006, Canadian dollars were contributed to match the Calgary Dollars by The Calgary Foundation.
To apply, please fill out the appropriate short application form and then contact the office to discuss your proposal. Grants are awarded based on:
- Past experience with the project work.
- Number of community collaborations included in the work.
- The demonstrated ability to use C$ and community resources.
- The size of the grant amount and percentage of C$.
- The input of C$ participants and community.
- The potential long term impacts of the issues being addressed.
Before submitting a grant application, please make sure the grant meets the following criteria:
- Project needs to be grassroots (community based, activist)
- Project is not primarily a fundraiser
- Project is locally oriented - international projects are not our focus
- Project is not-for-profit
- Project fits with Arusha's mandate to move social and environmental justice forward in Calgary.
- TAG applications cannot be considered for an individual, organization or the project more than once.
Applicants present their application at the monthly Calgary Dollars market and potluck where the final decision is made. $5000 is projected to be awarded every three months, with grants ranging from $500 to to $2000.
For those attending the market and potluck, your vote counts! Please use this handbill to help you participate in the conversation. Ask yourself; How would this grant make a difference? Is this a concrete, clear project? Has the applicant worked for a long time on this issue? How would other community work be promoted by this project? Grants are awarded in approximately 50% C$ and $5000 is granted every 3 months.
Thank you to the Calgary Foundation- Aquarius Fund, Sunnyside Market, FFWD, and Mountain Equipment Coop for supporting TAG!
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