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Grants to Ontario Nonprofit Community Organizations for
Projects that Benefit the Residents of the City of Sarnia

Agency Type:

Local

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City of Sarnia

Deadline Date:

08/30/19 4:30 PM

Description:

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Grants to Ontario nonprofit community organizations for projects that benefit the residents of the City of Sarnia. Funding is intended for projects that are accessible to the public and include significant volunteer participation. Eligible proposals will align with the city's strategic plan, including its values, vision, and mission: strength through collaborative leadership.

City of Sarnia Values:

  • Honesty
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Collaborative
  • Communicative
  • Integrity and Accountability
  • Innovative
  • Sustainable

The City of Sarnia's four strategic priorities are:

  • Economic Innovation
  • High Quality of Life and Caring for All Citizens
  • Responsible Financial Management
  • Corporate Excellence and Leadership

For additional information about these four priority areas, see:

https://www.sarnia.ca/app/uploads/2018/12/Corporate-Strategic-Plan-2017-2020.pdf#page=6

Assessment Criteria:

  • Demonstrated need for the Project within the City of Sarnia
  • Alignment of the Project with the City’s Strategic Plan
  • Outcomes and Measures of the Project
  • Community Impact and Volunteer Involvement in the Project
  • Financial Feasibility of the Project
  • Organizational Effectiveness and Long-term Sustainability of the Project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142516

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a municipal grant, applicants must:
- Be a not-for-profit incorporated organization or registered charitable organization that has been in operation for a minimum of one year
- Be governed by a community-based volunteer Board of Directors
- Extend services to the general public of the City of Sarnia
- Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and sustainability

Municipal grant funding is not eligible for the following:
- Individuals
- For-profit organizations
- Other levels of government
- Organizations with political affiliations
- Organizations that provide grants to others
- Organizations whose activities or outcomes are inconsistent with the City of Sarnia’s values or goals
- Organizations whose activities may breach the Ontario Human Rights- Code or Charter of Rights

Ineligible Projects and expenditures include:
- Programs that other levels of government have legislated responsibility for funding
- Operating, administration, or deficit reduction expenses
- Costs related to fundraising activities
- Food or beverage costs, contingency, or miscellaneous costs
- More than 50% of the budget of the project

Pre-Application Information:

Application’s will be accepted between August 1, 2019 and August 30, 2019, by 4:30 PM.

Any interested group who wishes to appear in person before Council to discuss their grant request will be referred to the Public Input and Grant Session to be held November 18, 2019.

Application forms shall be designed to capture sufficient information about the project and applicant to assist staff in completing the eligibility review and for Council to complete the assessment. Depending on the nature and value of the requested grant, additional information may be requested after the initial application.

City Strategic Plan: https://www.sarnia.ca/strategic-plan/

Municipal Grants Policy: https://www.sarnia.ca/municipal-grants-policy/

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: http://finance.smartsarnia.com/municipal-grant-application/

For further information, please contact:
Jane Qi
519-332-0330 ext. 3247
jane.qi@sarnia.ca

The Corporation Of The City of Sarnia
255 North Christina Street
PO BOX 3018
Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2
519-332-0330

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Sarnia

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Canada: Ontario

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