Automotive Groups to be awarded up to $100,000 through Grants in Gear Program

For a second year, the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has partnered with Summerhill Impact to offer granting initiative, Grants in Gear. The nation-wide program will provide funding worth up to $100,000 to Canadian environmental non-profit organizations.

Four grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to organizations whose ideas best substantiate their projects potential to achieve tangible results in emissions reductions or pollution prevention in the transportation sector and/or excellence in automotive recycling techniques.

“The goal of Grants in Gear is to recognize and extend the environmental benefits that ARC members are achieving with our work in the area of environmental best practices,” said Steve Fletcher, managing director of the ARC. “By investing in like-minded Canadian organizations that strive to achieve tangible environmental results, we will see the benefit of promoting environmental sustainability not only for auto recyclers but for other allied sectors as well.”

The Grants in Gear team will evaluate applications through a four-phase scoring system. In the initial phase, Summerhill Impact will ensure that applicants have followed the criteria set out in the Application Guide.

Proposals that meet the set criteria will then be passed to the selection committee who will give a score out of 85. Based on the total score, the applications will be ranked by Summerhill Impact and a “Top 7” list will be returned to the selection committee. With consideration to the highest scores and overall merit of the proposal, the selection committee will select four (4) applications to be awarded grant money up to $25,000.

Those interested in applying are encouraged to contact Shelby Kerbel at Summerhill Impact to discuss their project in more detail: 416-922-2448 x304,

The application package and more information can be found at and applications will be accepted until midnight (EST) on April 10, 2015.

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