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Special Projects/Emergency Fund

Grants to Niagara Region, Ontario Nonprofits
for Basic Needs, Youth, and Community Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way - Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Port Colborne, Wainfleet, Welland

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Grants to Ontario nonprofit organizations for short-term, pilot, or emergency projects that meet community needs in Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Port Colborne, Wainfleet, Welland. Priority is given to programs in the areas of communication and planning, youth, housing and food, newcomers, and rehabilitation and support.

Proposals may be for both “one-time” projects, or for longer-term programs which require some seed money and/or a trial operating period. There is no guarantee of future funding beyond the initial Special Projects/Emergency Fund grant however.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175830

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will range to a maximum of $10,000.

Term of Contract:

An organization must complete the project within one year from the time of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will be considered from currently funded United Way agencies; other registered charities providing human care services; and other groups proposing to provide such services, working with a registered charity.

To be eligible for funding, an organization must:
- Deliver the services/program to the citizens of Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Port Colborne, Wainfleet, Welland
- Agree to use the funds only for the approved project

Pre-Application Information:

Grants will be available every 90 days during the year according to the following deadlines.
- Grant Date April 1 – Deadline Feb. 15
- Grant Date July 1 – Deadline May 15
- Grant Date Oct. 1 – Deadline Aug. 15
- Grant Date Jan. 1 – Deadline Nov. 15

Contact Information:

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:

Tamara Coleman-Lawrie, Executive Director, Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie / United Way South Niagara

United Way Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie
7150 Montrose Road
Niagara Falls, ON L2H 3N3

United Way South Niagara
Seaway Mall, Second Floor
800 Niagara Street
Welland, ON L3C 5Z4

Grant Coverage Areas:

Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Port Colborne, Wainfleet, and Welland

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario