Community and Cultural Grant Program

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits and Individuals for Wellness, Arts, Recreation, Social Services, and Environment

GrantWatch ID#: 175011
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Town of Richmond Hill


11/04/16 4:00 PM

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Ontario community and cultural nonprofits and individual artists for programs in the areas of social services, recreation, health, and the environment. Funding may also be granted for arts education and new, creative art works. A workshop will be held September 27, 2016.

The grant program has two streams:

Community Project Stream: One-time project funding related to a specific program, service or activity that is of significant benefit to Richmond Hill in terms of economic impact, community responsiveness, and enhancement of the Town’s image and quality of life for Richmond Hill residents, in areas such as social services and health, recreation, or the environment.

Cultural Project Stream: One-time project funding may be granted to projects or events that promote arts, education, new works in the performing arts (theatre, dance, music), film, visual, literary and new media.

Up to $5,000

Projects must begin between February 2016 - January 2017 and be completed within a 12-month time frame.

Applying cultural or community organizations must:
- Be an incorporated not-for-profit or non-incorporated collective which operates on a not-for-profit basis;
- Be Richmond Hill based with the majority of members residing in the town or be undertaking a project in Richmond Hill;
- Have a volunteer Board of Directors;
- Have an active volunteer base;
- Demonstrated operational effectiveness, financial stability and appropriate level of self-sufficiency; and
- Maintain financial records, i.e. Board-approved financial statements, audited financial statements.

Applying individual artists must:
- Be a Richmond Hill resident; and
- Be conducting a project on a not-for-profit basis.

Eligible organizations/individuals may not be considered if:
- The applicant has not submitted the required reports or has outstanding grant overpayments for previous grants awarded by the Town of Richmond Hill;
- The applicant is intending to act as a funding body for other organizations or individuals; and/or
- The applicant is in a budget deficit situation.

Not eligible:
- Ratepayers associations;
- School boards;
- Parent/teacher organizations;
- For profit groups/organizations;
- Organizations with political affiliations/political organizations;
- Civic departments, commissions or committees;
- Religious groups/faith organizations where services/activities include the promotion and/or required adherence to a faith;
- Hospitals, clinic-based services or medical treatment programs;
- Fundraising associations/events; and/or
- Provincial/national organizations.

Eligible project expenses:
- All proposed expenses must be directly related to the project.
- Project Fees (includes contracted and permanent staff, artist, consultant, honorariums). Please note: staff salaries included in the budget must directly relate to the project. For example, if organizational staff spend 15 per cent of their time on the project only 15 per cent of the salary is eligible;
- Venue/space rental;
- Materials;
- Marketing and promotion;
- Some administration costs are eligible (rent, insurance, office supplies, telephone, internet) but must directly support the project and can make up no more than 10 per cent of the total request;
- Commissioning fees (cultural projects only); and/or
- Touring costs (cultural projects only) including freight, per diem, accommodation, travel and entry fees.

An Application may not be considered if:
- The applicant has not submitted the required reports from previous grants or has outstanding grant overpayments for previous grants awarded by the Town;
- Applicants intending to act as a funding body for other organizations or individuals; and/or
- Application is incomplete or is submitted after posted deadline date.

An information session will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 7-9 p.m. Location will be announced soon.

Attendance at the information session is encouraged for first time applicants.

You may apply for maximum grant per organization of fifty percent (50%) of the project budget, up to a maximum of $5,000.

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

Cultural Project Stream
Gillian Hards, Cultural Services Coordinator
905-508-7012, ext. 228

Community Project Stream
Kathy Sampson, Community Development Coordinator
905-884-0855, ext.224

Mail applications to:

Community and Cultural Grant Program
Town of Richmond Hill
Attn: Community Services Department 8th Floor
225 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P4

Town of Richmond Hill

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