Big Canadian bank offers grants for water projects
June 2, 2009
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
In a philanthropic program to foster water stewardship, RBC, one of Canada's largest banks, has announced a pr...
In a philanthropic program to foster water stewardship, RBC, one of Canada’s largest banks, has announced a program of annual grants of between $25,000 to $500,000. The Leadership Grants will go to organizations and projects in countries where the bank does business.
Programs or projects are eligible for Leadership Grants if they:
– increase the number of protected and restored areas in watersheds
– increase the number of people who have access to clean, safe drinking water in aboriginal and indigenous communities.
– help more people understand the sources, uses of, and threats to fresh water in their communities;
There are also Community Action Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for those providing educational support programs to increase awareness about watershed protection.