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United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin Funding

Grants to Dufferin County, Ontario Registered Charities to
Benefit Youth, Support Families, and Build Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin

Deadline Date:

11/23/18 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $30,000 to Ontario registered charities in Dufferin County to strengthen communities and neighborhoods by addressing the basic needs of families and children, and encouraging community cohesiveness. Proposals must align with one of the funding source's three areas of focus: All That Kids Can Be, From Poverty to Possibility, and Strong Communities.

- All That Kids Can Be:
Outcome: Children and youth believe in themselves and get involved.
Children and youth in the Dufferin area are at a higher risk of having low self-esteem and mental health issues relative to the average rate across Ontario. Children need to live and grow in a supportive, inclusive, and nurturing environment. By investing in young people, they can grow up to be all that they can be, ensuring everyone’s future is stronger.

- From Poverty to Possibility:
Outcome: Individuals and families have a network of basic needs supports.
Many of the communities’ most vulnerable are families and children who simply cannot make ends meet. Funds are intended to ensure that basic needs, including food, shelter, clothing and income supports, are available to those who need them. Poverty is a complex set of stubborn, intertwined social issues that can be solved by building people’s economic independence and by advocating for the removal of systemic and discriminatory obstacles to economic security.

- Strong Communities:
Outcomes: (1) Individuals and families feel a sense of belonging and inclusion in their community, (2) Seniors have the social supports they need to be connected to their community and individuals, and (3) Families have positive mental health and are better equipped to handle life’s challenges.

United Way invests in programs that make the community vibrant and safe, while creating opportunities for individuals, families and neighborhoods. Its focus is on improving access to social and health related support services, as well as supporting community integration and engagement.

Programs and initiatives must also demonstrate:
- the need for service
- the capacity to respond to that need
- collaboration to complement existing services

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173990

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding requests cannot exceed $30,000 per agency.

Term of Contract:

Dufferin County funding is available on a one-year basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for funding, the applying agency must:
- Provide services to Dufferin County residents;
- Be a registered charity and incorporated;
- Have a volunteer board of directors;
- Release audited financial statements each year;
- Be non-partisan;
- Have been in operation for at least one year;
- Align with a United Way Focus Area Outcome;
- Adhere to the Community Investment Manual guidelines.

United Way does NOT typically fund:
- Arts and culture
- Sports and recreation
- Capital campaigns
- Health-based issues
- Environmental projects/organizations
- Educational institutions
- Direct religious activities of religious groups or organizations

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due November 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

Please consult the Focus Areas page to guide you in the application process:

Contact Information:

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

New applicants should complete the registration survey to determine eligibility and gain access to the application:

Program Alignment, Application Process:
Shakiba Shayani, Director Community Investment (519-821-0571 ext. 24)

Technical and Application Assistance:
Brian Kamm, Specialist, Community Investment (or 519-888-6100 ext. 209)

85 Westmount Rd.
Guelph, ON N1H 5J2

Grant Coverage Areas:

Dufferin County

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario