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Grants to Sussex Area, New Brunswick Nonprofits and Registered
Charities for Health, Education, Sports, and the Environment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Sussex Area Community Foundation (SACF)

Deadline Date:

09/11/19 12:00 Noon


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Sussex area, New Brunswick nonprofit organizations and registered charities for projects that innovatively address community issues. Funding is intended for projects focusing on the areas of health, environment, education, sports and recreation, social programs, arts, and culture.

The Sussex Area Community Foundation Inc. supports a broad range of projects that offer a service to the community or approach community challenge or concerns in an innovative fashion.

Preference will be given to new initiatives, that:
- Provide services within the Greater Sussex Service District
- Build citizen capacities for leadership and participation in community life
- Contribute to the development of healthy citizens and healthy communities
- Build appreciation for community heritage and culture
- Support community stewardship of natural resources and the environment
- Improve the quality of life by building on community strengths and resources
- Have a broad community benefit
- Encourage efficient use of community resources
- Encourage volunteer participation and citizen involvement
- Encourage collaboration among groups and/or communities
- Connect multiple sectors of the community
- Agree to a commitment for project evaluation and assessment

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173299

Estimated Size of Grant:

Generally, the maximum grant available will be $5,000. However, due to the number of grant requests, most grants awarded are less than this.

Term of Contract:

Within twelve months of receipt of the grant, the grantee shall submit a report regarding the completion of the project to the Sussex Area Community Foundation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only registered charities (qualified donees) are eligible for grants from Sussex Area Community Foundation Inc.

Non-profit organizations that do not have a charitable registration number, but would like to apply for a grant, please read “ How a Non-Profit Organization Can Apply for a Grant”, below and complete the “Confirmation of Written Agreement Between a Registered Charity and a Non-Profit Organization” form, also below.

Grants are not made to individuals or businesses.

Sussex Area Community Foundation Inc. will not support requests from or for:
- Organizations outside the Greater Sussex Service District,
- An organization’s
usual operational or core expenses,
- Are for any expenses which predate the award,
- Funds used to cover deficits, retire debts or mortgage payments,
- Funds are to provide for or establish endowments,
- Funds are used for sectarian, religious or political purposes,
- Travel costs,
- For team or club sponsorship,
- Funds are part of an annual fund drive for sustaining support,
- Organization show a dependency on future funding,
- Funds which will be used to make awards to a third party,
- Project duplicates services provided by other organizations,
- Organizations are totally government funded or directed,
- Large scale long-term capital projects,
- Projects that cannot be completed by the end of the calendar year, or
- Groups that have not returned the required documentation from previous SACFI awards.

Pre-Application Information:

The Community Grant applications are due the second Wednesday of March and September at 12:00 (noon).

The next application deadline is March 13th.

Grants will be evaluated in the month due and awarded in the following month (approximately 6 weeks from due date).

If your organization requires a “Confirmation of Written Agreement Between a Registered Charity and a Non-Profit Organization” letter of support form, be advised that it may take up to six weeks for the supporting organization to provide this letter for your application. Organizations without a CRA registered charity number applying for a grant are encouraged to contact the SACF office 6 weeks ahead of deadline to ensure they have proper documentation.

The grants policy can be seen at:

Contact Information:

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

Please address questions to Grants Committee Co-Chairpersons: Patrick Cunningham and Kathleen Davidson or Miriam Verschoor, Executive Director.

Sussex Area Community Foundation Inc.
490 Main Street
Sussex, NB E4E 2S4
506.433.6244 |

Grant Coverage Areas:

Sussex Area

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: New Brunswick