Sustainability-related projects based in Wilton are now eligible to apply for additional financial support thanks to a new fund matching program from Sustainable CT. The environmental program recently launched a Community Match Fund to provide a funding mechanism for sustainability-related projects in Connecticut.
Wilton is a registered, participating community in Sustainable CT, making Wilton municipal agents, non-profits, schools, community groups and individuals eligible to apply for support from the Fund.
Sustainable CT will provide one-to-one matching funds for projects that align with Sustainable CT actions. Sustainable CT will match up to $25,000 (supporting projects with total value of up to $50,000) and has partnered with ioby (in our backyards), a non-profit crowdfunding platform to run the match and support fundraising. Community Match Fund eligibility guidelines are available online. Funding will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to all eligible projects.
Sustainable CT is hosting a series of information sessions, which will provide an introduction to the Community Match Fund, explanation of eligibility criteria, and guide to project initiation, fundraising, and implementation. For more information about the Community Match Fund, contact Abe Hilding-Salorio, Sustainable CT’s community outreach manager, at 860-465-0256 or via email.