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City of Kitchener

Deadline Date:

12/06/21 9:00 AM

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Grants to Ontario nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that benefit residents in eligible regions. Funding is available to organizations in the following focus areas: community support and development, arts and culture, sports and recreation (under age 18), and special events. Community grants help organizations that work for the common good of Kitchener residents.

Community grants offer funding for:

  • Operating support to enable the provision of the basic service of the organization
  • Project support
  • Special event support
  • Equipment support

The city will prioritize applications that fit these conditions:

  • Demonstrates support from other funders, donors and/or partners
  • The proposed project, initiative or service strongly aligns with the demonstrated needs of the applicant group
  • Demonstrates strong financial and organizational sustainability
  • Maximizes opportunities for inclusive public participation and access
  • The proposed project, initiative or service closely aligns with sector strategic plans and documents

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148667

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Community grant services must meet the following criteria:

1. Services provided by the organization/group for which funding is requested must demonstrably meet Council’s strategic objectives as documented in the City of Kitchener Strategic Plan and other policy documents.
2. Services provided by the organization/group for which funding is requested must be considered a municipal responsibility and not be the responsibility of other levels of government; services such as health care, social services, training and education are not eligible.
3. Services provided by the organization/group for which funding is requested must not be precluded under the Municipal Act, e.g. religious services.
4. Services provided by the organization/group for which funding is requested must not already be provided by the City or by other groups funded by the City of Kitchener; requests from organizations/groups that provide similar services as provided by the municipality must be assessed as to whether there is a duplication of services; the municipality will not issue grants for services that conflict with or are in direct competition with programs operated internally.
5. Services provided by the organization/group for which funding is requested must be provided directly to the citizens of Kitchener, i.e. grants are for direct programs only. Grant applications from organizations that themselves distribute grants to other organizations will not be considered, i.e. fundraising events are not eligible. Service clubs are eligible to apply for funding if the purpose of the event they are sponsoring is deemed to be a municipal responsibility and the event is city-wide, targeted toward a broad cross-section of the community.
6. Grant applications submitted by individuals or ‘part groups’ of an organization/group will not be considered.
7. Volunteer organizations/groups planning an event to raise funds to support an organization/group that is receiving a City of Kitchener grant will be not considered for community grant funding.
8. Organizations/groups applying for funding who offer services to residents outside of the City of Kitchener are strongly encouraged to also approach all other relevant municipalities for funding.
9. Organizations/groups wishing to be considered for community grants (tier 2) do not need to be incorporated as not for profit corporations; however, budgets and subsequent accounting must not show an excess of revenue over expenses; applicants must demonstrate the capability to manage and govern the program or project, usually evidenced by the existence of an executive committee or coordinating board.
10. Organizations/groups are encouraged to ensure as much inclusive public participation and access as possible, e.g. minimum charge or no admission charge whenever possible.
11. Any organization/group applying for funds will give regard to the inclusion and accommodation of persons with a disability.
12. Any organization/group applying for funds that is in arrears and/or in litigation with the City of Kitchener is ineligible.

Pre-Application Information:

2022 application deadline: Monday, December 6 at 9 a.m.

How to Apply for a Grant: https://www.kitchener.ca/en/taxes-utilities-and-finance/how-to-apply-for-a-grant.aspx

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://communitygrants.blitzen.com/form/a00f699dc6c4c0184cc4191e171295

For questions, contact Carrie Kozlowski at 519-741-2200, ext. 7395.

City of Kitchener
City of Kitchener, 200 King Street West,
Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7
T.: 519-741-2345
TTY: 1-866-969-9994

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