Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Municipal Community Grants Program.
2017 Municipal Community Grants Program
Grants are available to non-profit and community-based organizations for projects which enhance the County’s quality of place and the local economy.
Grants up to $5,000 in cash and in-kind are available through the The County Foundation (TCF). The TCF also manages grant applications for $1,000 or less – in-kind only.
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Purpose of Grants Program
To improve the well-being and quality of life of the community and its residents, through financial assistance to non-profit community based organizations which provide programs and services in the arts, culture, heritage, recreation, environment, health, and human services.
To promote the self-sufficiency of community non-profit groups and programs by encouraging those in receipt of funding from this grants program to become self-supporting.
Preference is given to new initiatives but a promising program may receive more than one grant in its early years provided there is evidence that the program is developing successfully. An established program may receive a grant when it faces a new opportunity or an unexpected problem.
The Municipal Community Grants Program is open to:
- Non-profit organizations that support and provide programs and services in the following areas: arts, culture, heritage, recreation, environment, health and human services.
- Only one request per non-profit organization will be considered in a fiscal year.
- School boards; for-profit businesses; service clubs; sectarian, religious or political entities; and individuals are not eligible.
- All applicants are encouraged to seek a consultation with the TCF in advance of preparing their application.
This Municipal Community Grants Program will not fund any projects or groups under any of the following circumstances, where:
- the funding is considered primary and/or covers operation costs in day-to-day administration;
- activity takes place outside of PEC;
- grant is to fund a deficit or funding shortfall;
- the application and component pieces are deemed to be incomplete;
- provide endowment funds;
- any previously granted funds are not fully reconciled and all reports received;
- the applying organization does not meet eligibility criteria;
- annual fund drives and fundraising activities for sustaining support.
Download the Application form: Municipal Community Grant Application form
Download the Follow-up Report: Municipal Community Grant Follow-up Report