Town of Milton - Milton Community Fund
09/10/18 4:30 PM
Grants to Milton, Ontario nonprofit organizations for new projects or existing programs to improve the quality of life and enhance the community. Funding is intended for initiatives that offer cultural or artistic programs, community services, and recreational activities.
Funding to organizations will be considered for the following:
- Start-up funds for emerging groups
- Start-up funds for new programs and services
- Program and service expansion
- New projects
- Equipment for programs and skills training
- Educational or celebratory events (festivals, concerts, tournaments, championships, workshops, etc.)
- Training clinics or certification programs for coaches and trainers; activity must be considered a minimum certification requirement (maximum $200 per person) (See note 1 below.)
- Training clinics or certification programs for officials (umpires, referees, etc.); activity must be considered an entry level certification requirement by the governing body (maximum $200 per person) (See note 2 below.)
- Conferences (maximum $1,000 per person)
- Facility upgrades and new construction of properties owned or leased by nonprofit organizations serving Milton residents up to a maximum of $30,000 (priority will be on projects located within the Town’s municipal borders) (See note 3 below.)
- Matching support for projects which will enhance Town property (See note 4 below.)
1. Organizations may request monies for more than one of the above funding options, but must consolidate all requests within one submission.
2. Training proposals will only be accepted from organizations with 75% Milton resident/ratepayers (exceptions to this requirement are not applicable to training requests)
3. For capital and/or facility upgrade requests, organizations are required to provide a financial and/or in-kind commitment to the project.
4. Organizations should contact the Town of Milton before starting a “matching grant” request.
- The benefit to the Milton community and the need for the items proposed must be clearly demonstrated
- Organizations must demonstrate how the community is made aware of the programs and services they provide and how the community can participate
- The relationship between an organization’s annual budget and the amount of funding requested should be realistic
- Organizations must demonstrate their ability to manage and sustain growth that may result from a grant
GrantWatch ID#: 162518
- Training clinics or certification programs for coaches and trainers; activity must be considered a minimum certification requirement (maximum $200 per person)
- Training clinics or certification programs for officials (umpires, referees, etc.); activity must be considered an entry level certification requirement by the governing body (maximum $200 per person)
- Conferences (maximum $1,000 per person)
- Facility upgrades and new construction of properties owned or leased by nonprofit organizations serving Milton residents up to a maximum of $30,000 (priority will be on projects located within the Town’s municipal borders)
Successful candidates must use the grant funding by January 2020. Exceptions can be made upon request.
The Milton Community Fund supports nonprofit organizations whose initiatives add to the quality of life within the community or enhance the image of Milton.
Organizations applying for a grant must:
- Operate under the authority of an active volunteer board/executive/organizing committee with at least 5 members and a minimum of 4 members not related by blood or marriage
- Established Organizations Only: Hold an annual general meeting and have a board of directors or executive committee elected from the general membership through a democratic election process
- Established Organizations Only: Provide financial statements for the previous 2 years
- Emerging Organizations Only: Have existed in the community for less than 3 years
- Have a minimum of 75% of its membership/registrants comprised of Milton residents/ratepayers unless evidence is provided to support the exceptions noted below*
- Provide an operating budget for the organization’s operating year in which funds received would be utilized
- Have completed all program requirements associated with a previous grant received from the Milton Community Fund
- Complete and submit an official grant application form according to the Milton Community Fund deadline
- Emerging Organizations Only: Request funding up to a maximum of 25% of their annual operating budget
*Exceptions to 75% Milton residency: Recognizing that a broader population base is sometimes required for an organization to be successful, applicants may be exempted from this standard if the organization meets one of the following criteria:
- Provides an emerging or unique service
- Services a population with special needs
- Caters to a high performance/elite level of activity
- Showcases community events which draw a significant audience base
The following applicants will not be eligible for funding:
- For-profit organizations
- Foundations that raise funds for a nonprofit, for-profit organization or another level of government and their associated groups or agencies
- Universities, colleges, schools and their associated/auxiliary groups or agencies
- Organizations considered to be within the social service sector
- Organizations whose activities could be deemed discriminatory as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code
- Organizations whose purpose is related to political activity
- Organizations whose purpose and/or facility is related to religious and belief system activities
- Organizations that are not in good financial standing with the Town of Milton
The following activities are not eligible for funding:
- Programs/services not aligned with the Town of Milton’s strategic action plan “Destiny Milton 3”
- Invitational or discretionary travel
- Travel or training associated with team tryouts
- Uniforms for sport teams
- Beautification projects
- Flow-through funding (where the intent is to directly redistribute funds to others for example bursaries or scholarships)
- Debt retirement, depreciation or deficit funding
- Retroactive funding (activities or costs incurred before grant approval)
- Duplication of funding received or requested from another funding organization or level of government
- Activities that could be deemed discriminatory as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code
- Activities whose purpose is to promote religious doctrine or are being led by a person whose mandate includes the promotion of religious doctrine
- Political and/or advocacy activities
Organization Submission Deadline: Monday, September 10, 2018 by 4:30 pm.
Successful applicants will be awarded funds in January, 2019.
No faxed submissions.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications should be submitted to:
The Corporation of the Town of Milton: Community Services Department
Attention: Denise Black, Community Development Advisor
150 Mary Street
Milton, ON L9T 6Z5
Or, delivered to Denise Black at Town Hall, 150 Mary Street.
Denise Black, Recreation Services Analyst
Phone: 905-878-7252, ext. 2539
150 Mary Street
Milton, ON Canada L9T 6Z5