Riverfront North Partnership is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of Bridesburg Impact Grants (BIG). This program launched in March 2020 offering $500 grants and is intended to bring ideas to life within the Bridesburg community – and ultimately the new riverfront park. Projects/program are funded in three categories:
• Nature or Outdoor-based Activities
• Community Building
• Intergenerational Activities
In April, RNP also welcomed applications for projects that aid the 19137 community related to Covid-19 and the needs it may have created for residents. RNP is excited to announce the most recent projects/programs that have received funding:
Stephen Syzbowski – Steve will design a public art project in Bridesburg and with the BIG funding will kick the process off and complete its mission statement; engage the neighborhood for review as well as University of the Arts students for design input; and have a budget, project and fundraising plan.
Boy Scouts Troop 120 – Never a stranger to service in Bridesburg, BIG funding will support the scouts’ initiatives that promote badge achievement with community benefit. Details are currently in design.
Anthony Valentino – Anthony will offer a kid’s fitness and boot camp outdoors and using social distancing. With organized sports on hiatus; schools and rec centers closed for the past few months, there is a need to get kids active once again. BIG funding will help him to obtain supplies and perform outreach.
Bridesburg Rec/Bri Tri Ride and Stride – Registration is still open for the event’s second year.
Bridesburg Father’s Club (Cougars) – The “Shack” has been needing some repairs for quite some time, and BIG is here to help. Look for ways to get involved in this project, and a mural and community garden to add to the Shack’s sprucing up!
Jean O’Neal – Quarantine has allowed some to gain new hobbies, why not add home composting to the list. Jean will offer a basic workshop for urban gardeners. Composting is not only good for the environment by reducing waste from going into landfills, but recycles brown materials into a useable source – aiding your garden!
Do you have an idea? There’s still time to get in on this funding! RNP will be accepting applications on a rolling basis through August 1 and have funding to award up to 30 grants this cycle. Projects and Programs must take place in the Bridesburg 19137 neighborhood. Full details can be found at https://riverfrontnorth.org/ThinkBig/