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Grants to Ontario Nonprofits and Community Organizations for
Programs and Operating Support and Needs Related to COVID-19

Community Cash Grants

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Local

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City of Waterloo

Conf. Date:

11/03/21

Deadline Date:

12/01/21 2:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Ontario nonprofit and community organizations in eligible locations for operational support and for projects that benefit the local community. Grant funds may be used for organizational needs related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to support local organizations that encourage recreation, sports, arts, culture, festivals, and neighborhood participation. The Community Cash Grant is available to organizations that play important roles in providing programs and services to the local community in the City of Waterloo.

Operating grants are:

  • Ongoing costs that support day-to-day working of your organization
  • Growing or expanding your programs and/or copying an existing program in another location, or at another time
  • Programs funded as a project in a past year

Examples of operating grants are: rent, insurance, telephone and Internet service, equipment for core services / community programs, salaries for staff or services, volunteer recruitment, training and office supplies / equipment. 

Project grants are:

  • One time, temporary projects with a specific objective
  • Are completed in a set timeframe with a clear beginning and end
  • Do not take longer than a year
  • They must differ from your core services or programs¬†

Examples of projects grants are events or activities.

Due to COVID-19 the City of Waterloo is providing more flexibility in the use of grants and organizations are welcome to apply for funds supporting one or more of the following:

  • Purchasing PPE equipment for staff or volunteers
  • Shifting operations to be in compliance with public health and provincial guidelines
  • Transitioning programs and events that follow public health and provincial guidelines
  • Other innovative projects to help recover and/or adapt to the current environment

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140372

Estimated Size of Grant:

- The maximum amount of funding a group can receive for either an operating or a project grant is $5000 for this grant cycle.
- Requests in excess of $5000 for either an operating or a project grant will not be considered.
- It is possible to apply for both an operating and a project grant. The total maximum amount any one organization can request is $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Community Cash Grant is available for not-for-profit and community organizations that play important roles in providing programs and services to the community.
- The organization must benefit the community through recreation and sports, arts and culture, festivals and events or neighborhoods
- Be organized for a minimum of 1 year and be in compliance with all applicable legislation, regulations and bylaws for all levels of government
For additional information on applicant eligibility, see: https://www.waterloo.ca/en/government/resources/Documents/Cityadministration/Policies/Corporate-Policy/Municipal-service/Community-cash-grants-policy.pdf#page=7

For ineligible applicants, see: https://www.waterloo.ca/en/government/resources/Documents/Cityadministration/Policies/Corporate-Policy/Municipal-service/Community-cash-grants-policy.pdf#page=6

For ineligible expenses, see: https://www.waterloo.ca/en/government/resources/Documents/Cityadministration/Policies/Corporate-Policy/Municipal-service/Community-cash-grants-policy.pdf#page=7

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attend a workshop: How to Submit a Successful Grant Application on Wednesday November 3 2021 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Register for the workshop by RSVP to Lynn Dicksegley by Thursday October 28 2021.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due on Wednesday, December 1 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

The 2022 round of applications will be notified in February 2022.

For Application Requirements, see URL for Full Text (RFP).

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://forms.waterloo.ca/Cash-Grant?_ga=2.96061531.676987092.1634632995-575717592.1634632995

Register for the workshop by RSVP to lynn.dicksegley@waterloo.ca
Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to Lynn.

If you have any questions regarding your organization's eligibility please contact:
Arts and culture, festivals and events: astero.kalogeropoulos@waterloo.ca
Neighborhoods: julie.legg@waterloo.ca
Recreation and sports: darren.carter@waterloo.ca

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario: Waterloo;

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