Starting in the Spring of 2021, the Rockport Garden Club (RGC) will fund community projects. The Community Projects Committee will solicit and evaluate proposals that benefit the Town of Rockport in alignment with Garden Club objectives. Proposals must meet at least one of the club’s objectives according to our by-laws:
● stimulate the knowledge of gardening among amateurs
● aid in the protection of native plants and wildlife
● encourage civic planting and beautification
● participate in service to the community
● promote cooperative work in ecology and conservation
The committee will endeavor to select high-impact projects that make a visible difference in town and/or benefit many Rockport citizens. The selected proposals will be submitted for approval by the board and membership. Only club members may propose projects for the first season of this program. RGC will grant funds to applicants willing and able to execute and manage projects to completion.
We envision initial grants will range between $1,000 and $5,000 but we will entertain proposals for more or less. Attached is a preview of the application form for your reference that also explains the process and the preliminary schedule. Expect an announcement in the form of an email in late February to formally kick off the program for the 2021 season. Applications will be due April 9, 2021 and the selected projects will be communicated in early May.