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Community Projects and Programs Grants

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits in Grey and Bruce Counties
for Arts, Recreation, and Children's Wellbeing

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation Grey Bruce (CFGB)

Deadline Date:

09/15/17 By midnight


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Ontario nonprofits in Grey and Bruce Counties for programs in the areas of poverty reduction, arts and culture, recreation, the wellbeing of children and youth, education, the environment, and community health and wellness. Applicants must contact program staff before applying.

Grant applications will be considered for honoraria and speakers at meetings and presentations.

Funding up to $5,000 may be requested for projects and programs that prove support for disadvantaged children and families; applications for projects that do not support disadvantaged children and families may be submitted for up to $3,000. Applicant organizations may apply for small capital grants up to $1,500.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180262

Estimated Size of Grant:

Projects that support disadvantaged children and families: up to $5,000
Projects that don't support disadvantaged children and families: up to $3,000
Small capital grants: up to $1,500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Community project and program grants are made to qualifying organizations recognized by Revenue Canada as registered charities. Charitable organizations must have a strong local presence (e.g. a local Board of Directors, a well-defined accountable local committee, a local office with strong community involvement) or must demonstrate that the project/program will specifically benefit residents of Grey and/or Bruce Counties.

Groups without charitable registration may be sponsored by a qualified donee, provided the sponsoring body agrees to be jointly accountable with the applicant for the use of the grant with signed legal documentation. For the definition of a qualified donee, see:

Grants are not usually made to support the normal annual operating costs of organizations or core services that are otherwise directly or indirectly, publicly funded, such as municipalities, hospitals, and school boards. Enhanced services that are not core funded or part of regular operating budget are eligible. Wages and salaries will not be considered for funding.

Applications will not be considered:
- To support ongoing operating costs including wages and salaries
- In response to annual fundraising campaigns
- To cover deficits
- To retire debts
- To increase endowment funds
- To fund activities that serve primarily the membership or purposes of religious or political organizations
- To individuals
- To fund tours or travel outside Grey or Bruce Counties
- To the same project for more than 3 times
- To organizations that have not completed the terms of a previous grant or have not submitted reports due for previous grants.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant criteria:

The Spring deadline is April 15.
The Fall deadline is September 15.

All applicants should contact the CFGB Grant Coordinator to help determine whether the project meets the granting criteria.

All applications involving activities with primary and secondary schools must be accompanied by a Letter of Permission from the relevant School Board.

Successful applicants will be notified by Community Foundation Grey Bruce and invited to attend an annual grant presentation at the end of May where grant cheques will be presented.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Wendy Bachiu, Grants Coordinator

Community Foundation Grey Bruce
P.O. Box 81
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 5P1

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Canada: Ontario