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The Beautification Mini-Grant Program
SPECIAL 2023 OFFERING
FOR EXETER AND STRATHAM RESIDENTS ONLY
The Exeter Area Garden Club is looking to establish a pollinator corridor running through the towns of Exeter and Stratham.
This program will seek to establish a corridor of private properties that provide native plant habitat and nutrition for pollinators. This will be a multi-year project.
WHO MAY APPLY
• Residential gardeners in Exeter and Stratham
• Residents willing to reassess their home gardens and see how they might change existing gardens or establish a new garden which will consist of native plants (especially those which are drought tolerant).
FUNDS TO BE AWARDED
• $100-$200 by April 15, 2023
• Project to be completed by end of summer 2023
This special offering is open to Exeter and Stratham residents only.
ELIGIBLE USE OF FUNDS -s Funds are to be used only for the purchase of native
(to NH) perennial pollinator plants with emphasis on drought tolerant species.
Please note, this excludes non-native cultivars.
The Exeter Area Garden Club Mini-Grant program has been established to encourage beautification of our local landscape and communities. It was developed by the Environment & Conservation Committee. See who received mini-grants in the past:
Applicants may request $100 – $400 per year for a project to be completed within the calendar year.
Applications will be accepted from organizations, community and civic groups, schools, businesses, or individuals from towns in the Exeter area. Only one project may be submitted per group in a given funding round. Preference will be given to new efforts by the applicant to improve a location. Funds should not be used for programs the applicant’s organization is already funding.
Eligible Use of Funds
Funds are to be used for trees, shrubs, plants, seeds, bulbs, containers, mulching materials, etc. Please be cautious not to use invasive plant species.
Ineligible Use of Funds
No funds shall be used for administrative costs, salaries, tools, or transportation.
Applicants shall maintain an accurate record of expenditures incurred and shall submit, if requested, these records upon project completion. Grant recipients should notify the committee upon completion and submit a photograph of the completed project.
Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
Need for project is adequately described
Project is designed to beautify and enhance a public space
Project does not duplicate existing programs
Goals and budget are clearly stated, specifically describing how the money will be spent
A plan is in place for maintenance of the project on a regular basis to include watering, weeding and pruning. The committee puts particular emphasis on this component of your project.
Priority is given to applicants with new projects. Repeat applications will be given consideration to complete a project already funded.