2018 marks the 3rd year of Project Impact. Project Impact is all about supporting small community projects that make a big difference.

Project Impact is led by Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury. 

Timeline

DATE Process YOUR role
Jan. 30, 2018 Deadline to apply. Fill out and submit application
Early Feb. Simple screening by project committee, to ensure projects are community based and for community benefit

Applicants notified.

Successful applicants will be requested to prepare: a budget, an image or poster. Some other follow-up information may be requested.

If successful you will be notified

Prepare:

  • A project budget
  • An image or poster
March 3 A community celebration for applicants to present and showcase their projects.

Attendees will vote on what projects they would like to see supported (using a participatory budgeting model).

Attend the community celebration to showcase your project

Vote on which projects YOU want to see funded

Early March Projects will be showcased on-line and at libraries around Greater Sudbury.  Residents can continue to vote for projects. Encourage your friends, neighbours, colleagues and networks to vote!
Mid March Voting closes, and votes are tallied to determine which projects will receive funding and volunteer support. The number of grants awarded will depend on the funding required by the winning projects, as well as the total funds secured for Project Impact.

All projects will receive information to help them connect to resources

You will be notified of the vote results and whether or not you have received funding.

You will receive information on resources that may help with your project.

Project Impact – FAQ Section

Q:What is Project Impact?

A: Project Impact, led by the Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury, supports small community projects that make a big impact, and involves residents in positive change where they live. Projects are pitched, chosen and funded by the community.

Q: How long has Project Impact been around?

A: Project Impact started in 2014. Already on its third year, Project Impact has supported 21 grassroots community projects.

Q: How does Project Impact work?

A: Individuals, friends, neighbours, schools, or community groups – ALL residents of Sudbury – can fill out an application for a small community project that they would like to see implemented. Because Project Impact is all about community, the project ideas come from the community and a community vote decides which projects get funded. The funds also come from donations from the community.

Q: Is my project eligible?

A: Project Impact supports many diverse community-led projects that benefit the community. Your project may not be eligible if: you are a business or a large institution; the project has a private benefit versus a community benefit; your organization has values that run counter to the values and Mission of Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury.

Q: What kinds of projects have been chosen in the past?

A: There are so many different types of projects! They range from: student built birdhouses, planting milkweed for Monarch butterflies, water buggies for community festivals, bike exchanges, planting and harvesting native plants and sweetgrass, mural painting, community gardens, and much more!

Q: What is the budget for each project?

Each community chosen project can request a maximum funding of $500. Funds can be used for small stand-along projects, or for aspects of larger projects for which other resources have already been secured.

Q: How are projects selected?

A: Once applications have closed on January 30, 2018, and applicants have been notified that their projects have been accepted, there will be a community celebration where applicants present and showcase their projects. Attendees will vote on what projects they would like to see supported (using a participatory budgeting model). Projects continue to be displayed at the library and online giving residents ample opportunity to continue voting after the celebration showcase! After voting closes they are tallied to determine which projects will receive funding and volunteer support. The number of grants awarded will depend on the results of the vote, the funding required by the winning projects, as well as the total funds secured for Project Impact.

Q: What is Participatory Budgeting?

A: Participatory Budgeting is a community driven decision-making process using community funds. Residents of the community are encouraged to become engaged to decide together which projects will receive funding.