• Alcoa Sustainable Communities Funds

 

$25 million over 25 years to municipalities in three regions

 

Through Alcoa Sustainable Communities Funds totaling $25 million over 25 years, Alcoa is providing structured support to the communities where it is present to empower them to take responsibility for sustainability through a model approach.

 

Since their creation in 2012, the Alcoa Sustainable Communities Funds are supporting a structured sustainability initiative that encourages grassroots engagement. The projects financed by the Funds have been identified during citizen forums. The Funds cover up to 75% of the total costs of each project.

 

As of June 1st, 2016, 45 projects have been supported including the Fenêtre sur ma ville schools program in Bécancour, the Café-Pop neighborhood store in Deschambault-Grondines and the Trails Master Plan in Baie-Comeau.

 

With this innovative financial lever, Alcoa’s goal is to improve the quality of life in the communities where it is present by investing in sustainability and education in order to attract and retain young people.

 

In time, the Alcoa Sustainable Communities Funds will enable the municipalities in the three regions to engage their citizens, structure their approach, and implement projects, while developing their expertise in managing sustainability.

 

You have ideas and projects? You want to participate in this grassroots initiative?

 

Citizens, social actors, representatives of economic and environmental groups are all invited to join this initiative.

 

Visit the Web sites of the municipalities where the Alcoa Sustainable Communities Funds are active and register!

Baie-Comeau Smelter Sustainable Communities Fund (in French only) $400,000/year

 


Bécancour Smelter Sustainable Communities Fund (in French only) $300,000/year

 


Deschambault-Grondines 
and Portneuf (in French only) $300,000/year