Calling all community organizations, schools, gardens, and neighborhood spaces: We want to provide seed funding for your community composting program!
The deadline for this mini-grant has passed. Applicants, please stay tuned for the evaluation panel’s decision.
What is community composting?
FPAC recognizes that a strong composting infrastructure requires a range of small, medium, and large-scale facilities. As one approach, FPAC promotes the growth of responsible, community-based composting efforts to foster a culture of composting in the city. Community composting transforms organic matter into valuable soil amendments, keeps organic waste in a local closed-loop system, and engages communities through participation and education. Community composting services are typically provided for free or low cost.
What will the mini-grant fund?
3 awards of $400 each in seed funding for supplies and materials to build a 3-bin composting system.
Who should apply?
- Community organizations
- Community gardens and farms
- Neighborhood spaces
- Philadelphia area preferred
Who should NOT apply?
Someone looking to start a composting business. This grant is intended to support organizations that want to provide a community good, it is not intended to be starter capital.
What if I want to use one of the Compost Competition finalist designs that I saw at the Big Reveal?
At the Compost Competition Big Reveal in August 2018, FPAC unveiled two finalist designs, a repurposed chest freezer composter and a large cylindrical composter set in a trellis. In our tests, we did not successfully produce compost, but we would like to work with a community partner to continue testing these designs. We will provide a small capacity-building stipend to a community partner to work with the original designers to test the designs. See photos below, and question 7 of the application for more information.
How do I apply?
Click here to access our Google Form application. You must submit your application by 11:59pm on September 28, 2018.
Send your hard copy application to the address below to be delivered by September 28, 2018 (not just post-marked).
Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council
RE: Community Composting Mini-Grant Application
1515 Arch St. 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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