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Grants to Nova Scotia Registered Charities and Nonprofits to Build Organizational Capacity

Community Impact Grant

GrantWatch ID# 146355
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
United Way of Colchester County
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Nova Scotia: Colchester County;

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/21/22 4:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Nova Scotia registered charities and nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit the community in eligible locations. Funding is intended for the acquisition of equipment and supplies that will improve the organization's efficiency and operations. Eligible uses of funds include equipment, computers, administrative supplies, and capital assets. Organizations must serve the residents of Colchester County.

The intention of a Community Impact Grant is to provide one-time support for the purchase of tangible assets that will help registered charitable and non-profit organizations facilitate ongoing operations or enhance their ability to provide relevant programs and services.

Examples of eligible expenses:

  • Computers or related equipment accessories
  • Equipment necessary for the preparation and/or storage of program-related items (e.g. freezer)
  • Equipment or supplies for the delivery of programs
  • Program administrative supplies
  • Capital assets


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

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Registered charitable and nonprofit organizations in Colchester County may apply.

Non-profit organizations without a Canadian Charitable Registration Number require a Sponsor Agreement from a registered charity in order to receive funding support. Please contact the funding source for details prior to applying.

Examples of non-eligible expenses:
- Staff salaries or ongoing operational expenses
- Facility rentals or marketing materials
- Craft supplies or food
- Deficit funding
- Event sponsorship and fundraising events
- Projects that duplicate services
- Flow through funding (a project that intends to fund a third party)

Pre-Application Information
The application deadline is Monday, November 21, 2022, at 4:00 pm.

Applicants will be contacted regarding the outcome of their application within 60 days of the deadline.

Contact Information
Please email a copy of the completed and signed application plus any supporting documentation to

Direct questions to Heather Hamilton, Community Outreach Coordinator, at the email address above or call 902.895.9313

United Way of Colchester County
90 Esplanade Street, Suite 2
Truro NS B2N 5B6

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