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Grants to Ontario, Canada Non-Profit Arts &
Cultural Organizations for Operational Support

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City of Greater Sudbury

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03/19/15 4:00 PM


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Grants to Ontario, Canada non-profit arts and cultural organizations based in Sudbury for general operating support. Applicants are required to attend an information session on January 20, February 11, or March 5. Successful applicants will demonstrate an established track record of successfully providing quality programming or services.

Eligible expenses include costs incurred to deliver the organization's programs and services, such as:

-Employee compensation and development.
-The space in which the organization operates and related expenses (e.g.: rent, insurance, utilities, maintenance).
-Fees related to operations (e.g.: marketing, legal, accounting, etc.).
-Non-capital program and office equipment and supplies necessary for the on-going operation and development of the organization.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140557

Term of Contract:

Only organizations that have a sequential five year track record in One-Year Operating Grants may apply for Sustaining Operating Grants (multi-year grants). All other organizations are eligible for One-Year Operating Grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a 1-year grant, the applicant must:
-Be an established and incorporated not-for-profit arts/culture organization that is headquartered in the City of Greater Sudbury with arts/culture as its primary mandate.
-Have been in existence for at least three years providing regularly scheduled artistic/cultural programming to the community.
-Outline its services with specific deliverables that benefit the residents of the City of Greater Sudbury as laid out in the current Arts & Culture Strategy.
-Demonstrate a willingness to cooperate with related groups in the community.
-Have received minimum of three Project Grants or other municipal funding (e.g.: Tourism Event Support, Community Economic Development Funding, etc.) within the past five years, each totaling $3,000 or more.
-Have received recognition for excellence in their artistic/cultural discipline (e.g.: in the form of peer support, awards, media, etc).
-Have an independent and active governing board of directors composed of volunteer board members.
-Demonstrate a considerable volunteer component.
-Have employment practices that comply with applicable legislative requirements, such as the Employment Standards Act of Ontario, the Pay Equity Act of Canada and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
-Demonstrate financial stability for at least three consecutive years.
-Demonstrate the need for the requested funding and provide evidence that funds are confirmed/projected from a variety of other sources that are clearly stated in the application (i.e.: donations, sponsorships, user fees, other government sources). Organizational surpluses and reserves will be examined. When a surplus with a value in excess of three months operating expenses exists, further justification is required.

To be eligible for a Sustaining (Multiyear) Operating Grants, on addition to fulfilling all requirements outlined for One-Year Operating Grants, the applicant must also:
-Have at least five years of successfully completed One-Year Operating Grants from the City of Greater Sudbury.
-Outline future planning (i.e.: an established strategic plan), including activities with a funding term of three years.
-Submit a comprehensive Year End Report annually during the term in order for funding to be renewed on a rolling three-year basis. Where practical, this may include a presentation and/or site visit.

Not Funded:
-Capital costs (e.g.: expenses incurred on the purchase of land, buildings, construction, etc).
-Deficit funding (i.e.: funds intended to be used to cover and/or increase the organization’s deficit position).
-Equipment or expenses for personal use (e.g.: uniforms, instruments, travel, etc).

Pre-proposal Conference:

Participation in a grant information session is mandatory for all applicants. The following sessions are available for Operating Grant applications.

Tuesday, January 20, 6:00 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 10:00 AM
Thursday, March 5, 6:00 PM

Sessions will be held at Tom Davies Square. Sessions will be conducted in English. Parking is available in the underground lot.

RSVP to or 705-674-4455 ext. 4643.

Pre-Application Information:

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Contact Information:

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

Emily Trottier
705-674-4455 ext 4429

City of Sudbury
200 Brady Street
Station A, PO Box 5000
Sudbury, Ontario
P3A 5P3

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City of Greater Sudbury

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario;

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