Celebrate Virginia has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $500 in the Cigarette Litter Prevention category. Celebrate Virginia in Fredericksburg is an outdoor concert venue with a capacity of 10,000 people. Workers spend hours after each show cleaning up thousands of butts littered on the grass lot. With the 30 in Thirty funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful they plan to place a minimum of seven receptacles throughout the capacity venue. This will reduce the amount of litter and make the venue a clean and beautiful place for all attendees.
Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for 30 in Thirty Grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification. Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 to 140 organizations throughout the state. This year, for the first time, we are awarding 45 grants because of the generosity of our partners at Altria, Keep America Beautiful, WestRock Foundation and Trex.