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Slow water down and soak it up on your property while providing beautification, home to pollinators, shade, places to gather, flood protection, and so much more. 

Applications ARE NOW CLOSED.

If you did not attend the mandatory NATURhoods Design Workshop on April 11th, you can send an email to water@greenventure.ca to request a recording and application form.

How to apply

  • Attend design workshop: The 2023 NATURhoods Design Workshop took place on April 11. To request a recording, email water@greenventure.ca. To see our other events and workshops, visit our Upcoming Events page!
  • How the rebate program works: Participants who have attended the NATURhoods Design Workshop will be send the NATURhoods Residential Program Application Form. Selected projects that meet program requirements and complete all the program milestones will be reimbursed for eligible expenses up to $500. Rebate eligibility (total number dependent on available funding) will be assessed on the expected impact to stormwater management, as well as integration of design workshop elements demonstrated in applications and home consultations
  • Program Requirements: Must be located in Hamilton, ON
    Must be the homeowner or have written consent to complete the work
    Able to complete program milestones (check-in dates and final project due dates, expense tracking and photo progress)
  • Rebate Program Application: If you attended the NATURhoods Design Workshop you will be invited to apply for the rebate. Please contact us if you did not receive the link or for more information on how to apply if you missed the workshop. Contact us at water@greenventure.ca. Applications closed on April 30th, 2023.
  • One-on-One Consultations: Eligible participants will receive a follow-up from Green Venture staff to either book an in-person consultation with our Rain Coach or a virtual appointment to discuss their project more in depth.
  • Access to Rain Coach Feedback and Resources: After meeting with our team, you will confirm if your project will go ahead as planned. Green Venture staff will provide resources as needed regarding your project. You may contact our team including the Rain Coach along the way, from plant suggestions to soil amendment tips. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to help with designing and building your project!
  • Project Milestones: Our team will let you know when check-in dates are approaching, remind you of expense tracking and to take progress photos along the way.
  • Celebrate your projects: Green Venture staff will visit your site to verify your project, collect receipts and provide you with a complimentary lawn sign.
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  • Rocks
  • Native plants
  • Soil
  • Eavestroughs
  • Roof