City of Waterloo
12/06/17 2:00 PM Receipt Hardcopy
Grants of up to $5,000 to Waterloo, Ontario nonprofits and community organizations for operating and program support that enhances the quality of life through culture, arts, recreation, sports, and festivals. The funding source recognizes the important role nonprofits and community organizations play as providers of programs and services that help create a healthy, creative and resilient community.
The Community Cash Grants are intended to support and encourage:
- Opportunities that help create a healthy, creative and resilient community;
- Diversity of opportunity in sports and recreation, arts/culture/heritage, festivals, and neighborhoods;
- Provision of services that are accessible and inclusive; and
- Resiliency, innovation, and growth of community organizations.
Application for Community Cash Grants will be available on an annual basis to eligible organizations whose programs, services or projects benefit the community in one or more of the following four (4) funding categories:
- Recreation and sports
- Arts, culture, and heritage
Grants will be available to support operating expenses and/or project expenses. Grants to support developing organizations and/or for projects are considered a priority.
Operating grants provide support to non-profit community organizations for on-going activities. Changes in activities from one year to the next may fall into the operating grant category. Examples of these changes include:
- Growth or expansion of an existing program/event/activity to result in a broader reach
- Replicating/launching an existing program in another location/different day
- Making improvements, tweaking/maintaining an already existing program/event/activity
- Increases in operating costs (such as staff changes, rent increases, etc.)
- Simple program changes that don’t increase impact/may serve different demographic
- Equipment replacement or repair
- Programs/activities/events that are delivered annually or bi-annually
- Programs/activities/events that were funded as a project the previous year
Project grants provide one-time funding for time-limited or innovative endeavors. Projects may not take more than one year to complete. Applicants to this funding stream need to be specific about how their project is different from, or in addition to, current core services. Examples of projects may include:
- Costs associated with researching a new concept, or idea
- Developing, launching or testing a new idea, or event
- Conducting feasibility studies; developing strategic plans; creating evaluation metrics
- Mandated changes in legislation that affect unforeseen increases in program expenses
- One-time activities designed to celebrate an organizational milestone or anniversary
Grant applications will be assessed based on the following:
- Funding request merit;
- Organization’s profile;
- Benefit to the community.
GrantWatch ID#: 140372
Operating Cash Grant of up to $5,000
Project Cash Grant of up to $5,000
The total maximum amount any one organization can request is $10,000.
Grants should not be considered as automatically renewable in subsequent years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please forward all required cash grant documents and attachments to:
Cash Grants Program
Community Services Department
1st Floor City Hall, Att: Lynn Dicks-Egley
100 Regina St. S.
For more information:
Arts/Culture, & Festivals - Astero Kalogeropoulos
Sports/Recreation - Darcy Drummond
(519) 886.1177 x 27273
Neighbourhoods - Julie Legg
(519) 886.1177 x 27253
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