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Grants and In-Kind Support to Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario
Nonprofits Serving People with Disabilities for Recreational Programs

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Grants of up to $2,000 and in-kind support to Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario nonprofit organizations to provide leisure-based and recreational opportunities to local residents with disabilities. Qualifying organizations have a primary mandate of enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities.

The City of Kitchener offers inclusion grant opportunities to organizations/agencies in Kitchener and Waterloo whose programs/services are considered not to be a duplication of existing municipal services.

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GrantWatch ID#: 140371

Estimated Size of Grant:

A maximum of $2,000 will be approved. Exceptions will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:


1. Nonprofit organizations operating in the City of Kitchener will be eligible for consideration.

2. Preference will be given to organizations whose primary objective is the provision of inclusive recreational/leisure opportunities for Kitchener-Waterloo residents.

3. A recent Balance Sheet and Income Statement must be submitted. If the request relates to a special or capital budget, a budget for that special project should accompany the request. Wherever possible, audited financial statements should be submitted.

4. Organizations applying for grants must demonstrate evidence of commitment to volunteer involvement.

5. Organizations receiving financial assistance should be advised that the grant being given is not to be regarded as a commitment for future assistance.

6. Organizations that operate in more than one municipality must approach all municipalities for funding.

7. Grant applications received from successful prior year applicants will be assessed on a needs basis rather than applying an inflationary increase.

8. All in-kind grants are to be reported on the application.

9. Any organization receiving a grant from the City of Kitchener will recognize the City's contribution in any promotional literature that may be prepared by the organization.

10. Services provided by the organization/group for which funding is requested must be considered a municipal responsibility and not be the responsibility of other levels of government; services such as health care, social services, and education are not eligible.

11. Services provided by the organization/group for which funding is requested must not be precluded under the Municipal Act, e.g. religious services.

12. Services provided by the organization/group for which funding is requested must not already be provided by the City or by other groups funded by the City of Kitchener; requests from organizations/groups that provide similar services as provided by the municipality must be assessed as to whether there is a duplication of services; the municipality will not issue grants for services that conflict with or are in direct competition with programs operated internally.

13. Services provided by the organization/group for which funding is requested must be provided directly to the citizens of Kitchener, i.e. grants are for direct programs only. Grant applications from organizations that themselves distribute grants to other organizations will not be considered, i.e. fundraising events are not eligible. Service clubs are eligible to apply for funding if the purpose of the event they are sponsoring is deemed to be a municipal responsibility and the event is city-wide, targeted toward a broad cross-section of the community.

14. Grant applications submitted by individuals or “part groups” of an organization/group will not be considered.

15. Organizations/groups wishing to be considered for Youth Inclusion grants do not need to be incorporated as not for profit corporations; however, budgets and subsequent accounting must not show an excess of revenue over expenses; applicants must demonstrate the capability to manage and govern the program or project, usually evidenced by the existence of an association, executive committee or coordinating board.

16. Any organization/group applying for funds that is in arrears and/or in litigation with the City of Kitchener is ineligible.

Grant Restrictions:

1. Organizations having received an Inclusion Services grant will not be eligible to apply for a general provision grant from the City of Kitchener.

2. Once the grant monies, as approved by Council, have been allocated, no further grant submissions will be considered.

2. Requests for financial assistance must be restricted to not-for-profit organizations that are directed by executive committees or Boards of Directors. Applications submitted by individuals or "part groups" of an organization will not be considered.

3. Organizations can only request funding once per year.

4. Requests from organizations that provide similar services as provided by the Municipality must be assessed as to whether there is a duplication of services. The Municipality will not issue grants that conflict with programs operated internally.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is September 11, 2017.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Lori Palubeski
741-2200 ext. 7623

City of Kitchener, Department of Community Services
200 King St. W., 7th Floor
P.O. Box 1118
Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7

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