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Friday, November 18, 2011

Project Play is giving away up to $15,000 to spruce-up local playgrounds.

FROM ACTion Alexandria: 

Project Play is giving away up to $15,000 to spruce-up local playgrounds.

Your local playground could be the winner of up to $5,000 in “spruce up” grants to improve the quality of playspace for children in your neighborhood. Whether your playground needs repairs, mulch, new small equipment, seating, or even trees for shade, winning a Project Play Spruce Up Grant can turn your neglected playground into a kid magnet.
Four grants are up for grabs. Any playground in the City of Alexandria is eligible.project_play_spruce_up_grants_contest_badge
  • $5,000
  • $5,000
  • $2,500
  • $2,500

How to Submit a Nomination

It’s easy to nominate your favorite playground. All you have to do is submit your nomination on the ACTion Alexandria website or send it via email and include the following:
  • Explain how a spruce up grant for your playground would help children in your community.
  • Specify the kind of equipment, repairs, changes, or innovative ideas you have for your playground. See this suggested equipment list for ideas. Special consideration will be given to equipment or playspaces that serve toddlers and pre-school age children.
  • Include a representative photo if possible.

Last day to nominate a playground is January 6


How Winners Are Selected

Grant winners will be selected by the Project Play Taskforce based upon a combination of online votes and recommendations from the recently completed city-wide playspace assessment.
Please review the official contest rules for details.

Important Dates

  • November 16th, 2011: Nominations and voting begin
  • January 6th, 2012: Last day of nominations
  • January 13th, 2012: Last day of voting
  • February 1st, 2012: Winners announced!

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