Get Up & Go! is once again offering Healthy Community grants of up to $1000 to fund new and existing community gardens in St. Clair County. Schools, neighborhoods, municipalities, parks, churches, or other organizations are encouraged to apply for the grants. We encourage applicants to form partnerships in order to strengthen their garden projects.

Completed applications must be received by email to by April 8. Mailed copies must be postmarked by April 6 and mailed to Box 304, Belleville, IL 62220- Attention Garden Grant Program.

Interested applicants should attend one of the free informational sessions, presented by local experts, to learn more about community gardens and the grant program. The session will be held at the following location:

March 22, 2015 7:00 p.m.
City of Belleville Administrative Offices / Parks and Recreation
5th and West Main, Belleville, IL

Garden Grant Recipient O'Fallon Garden Club

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U of I Community Garden Workshop

Read About 2014 Grant Award Winners

Read About 2015 Grant Award Winners

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Get Up & Go in St. Clair County IL Encourages Healthier Youth

Get Up & Go! has been making a difference in promoting healthy activities in schools. Twenty-five schools participated in the We Choose Health initiative. Schools are now including physical components to their school functions and events, have conducted health fairs, implemented staff wellness programs, and incorporated a wide variety of health related activities into their daily routine. Check out what each school accomplished. [Read More]