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Community Recreation and Culture Grants - Financial Grants and In-Kind Facility Grants

Grants and In-Kind Support to Ontario Nonprofits, Charities, and
Volunteer Groups in Eligible Areas to Benefit the Community

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Town of Collingwood - Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Department

Conf. Date:

03/02/21

Deadline Date:

03/22/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants and in-kind support to Ontario nonprofit organizations, volunteer groups, and charities in eligible locations for projects benefiting the community. Applicants must contact the Funding Source staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for projects requesting either in-kind services or direct financial assistance, or for one project requesting both types of grants. Eligible organizations will operate cultural or recreational programs supporting the health and wellbeing of community residents in the Town of Collingwood.

Community Recreation and Culture Grants (CRCG)

There are two types of Community Recreation and Culture Grants - Financial Grants and In-Kind Facility Grants. Applicants may apply for both a Financial Grant and an In-Kind Facility Grant on one application, if it is for the same project. 

Financial Grants:

  • Available to eligible applicants that have a clearly defined project with an outcome that furthers their organization and aligns with one or more objectives from the PRC Master Plan. 

In-Kind Facility Grants:

  • Applicants are those wishing to have the fees waived for use of a Town facility. 

For the purposes of this grant program, “Projects” are special events, programs or activities that demonstrate support for at least one of the following objectives from the Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan:

  • Intergenerational Programs - Opportunities for all ages to participate together, such as grandparents and their grandchildren.
  • Active Aging - Foster health and well-being in older adults and, in particular, those facing barriers to healthy living.
  • Youth Involvement - Engage youth in “behind-the-scenes” opportunities and offer skill building roles, such as leaders, coaches, facilitators, trainers and participants.
  • “Learn to” Programs - Embrace the philosophy of participation, rather than just spectating, and encourage learning and doing.
  • Local and Live Music - Promote Collingwood’s local music creators at any skill level or from any background.
  • Cultural Innovation - Innovative cultural projects that satisfy a demand in the community otherwise not met.
  • Collaboration - Link arts, fitness, and recreation, and foster collaborations among groups and events. 

For detailed Project Eligibility, see the URL for Full Text link below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148641

Estimated Size of Grant:

Financial Grants: Applicants must select between two grant amounts:
- $1,500 (Up to 16 grants of this amount will be awarded annually)
- $5,000 (Up to 5 grants of this amount will be awarded annually)
Unsuccessful applications for $5,000 will not then be considered for $1,500.

In-Kind Facility Grants: The maximum grant per eligible applicant is $5,000 and the minimum request is $200.
A maximum of $35,000 is available for In-Kind Facility Grants annually.

Term of Contract:

2021 grant recipients will not be permitted to defer use of their grant beyond the timelines of this year's program (April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from organizations or groups that meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Collingwood-based organization that is not-for-profit, charitable, or volunteer-based.
- Aligned with at least one objective of the Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan (see Criteria).
- Financially responsible and in good standing with the Town.
- Capable of initiating and managing the proposed project.
- Includes and accommodates all persons.

All applicants seeking a Community Recreation & Culture Grant must align with the Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) mandate and Inclusion Statement. Both the PRC Mandate and the Inclusion Statement can be found on the URL for Full Text link below.

Ineligible Applicants:
- Individuals are not eligible to apply.
- Town of Collingwood Boards and Committees of Council are not eligible.

Ineligible Projects and Services:
- Capital projects, bricks and mortar
- Salaries for staff
- Day-to-day operational expenses
- If the Project is an event, it must not be strictly for fundraising purposes.
- If the Applicant is a faith-based organization, projects must be non-denominational in nature.
- In-kind Facility Grant recipients will have access to tables and chairs in the facility in which their Project is taking place. The Town will not be responsible for providing additional tables or chairs.

Pre-proposal Conference:

For those wanted to learn more about the program two Information Sessions will be held online:
- Thursday, February 25, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 2, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Send an email to register. The sessions will be held online using Zoom.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 22, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

Applicants will be notified of the outcomes by April 2, 2021.

Applicants must speak to the designated PRC staff person prior to submitting an application.

Application Process:

Step 1: Contact the designated PRC staff person to discuss the project application. Note: this is a condition for eligibility.

Step 2: Determine if the project for which support is being sought is best suited for a Financial Grant or an In-Kind Facility Grant. One application per organization/group per type of grant will be considered. If the In-Kind Facility Grant request and Financial Grant request are for the same project, one application may be used.

Step 3: Complete the project budget using the template provided. If applying for an In-Kind Facility Grant, contact a Recreation Service Advisor to preliminarily book the facility and determine the value of the request.

Step 4: Submit an application online prior to the deadline. It is recommended that the questions and required attachments be reviewed prior to starting the application.

Contact Information:

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

Online Application: Will be available from Tuesday, February 16

Email grants@collingwood.ca to register for an information session.

Email grants@collingwood.ca or call 705-444-2500 ext. 3287 to discuss the application prior to applying.

If applying for an In-Kind Facility Grant, contact a Recreation Service Advisor to preliminarily book the facility and determine the value of the request: 705-444-2500 ext. 3382 or prc@collingwood.ca

PRC Funding Source Staff:
T: (705) 444-2500, Ext. 3287
Email: artsandculture@collingwood.ca

Town of Collingwood
P.O. Box 157, 97 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z5
T: (705) 445-1030
F: (705) 445-2448
townhall@collingwood.ca

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