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Grants to Ontario Nonprofits and Community Organizations for Programs and Operating Support

Community Cash Grants


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Funding Source
City of Waterloo
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Ontario: Waterloo;

Important Dates
Conference Date: 11/02/22
Deadline: 12/01/22 2:00 PM Save

Grant Description
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. 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.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

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:

For ineligible applicants, see:

For ineligible expenses, see:

Pre-Proposal Conference
Attend a training session: How to submit a successful grant application on Wednesday, November 2 2022 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Register for the workshop by RSVP to Lynn Dicksegley by Thursday, October 27 2022.

Pre-Application Information
Apply for the Cash Grant starting on October 12 for the 2023 funding cycle. Applications are due December 1 2022. at 2 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applicants to the 2023 grant cycle will be notified about the outcome of their application in February 2023.

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

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.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Register for the workshop by RSVP to
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:
Recreation and sports:

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