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Applications now being accepted for 2018 Community Grant Program

Jan 04, 2018 : Posted in Latest News, Public Notices

Community Grant Program

The application period for 2018 Community Grant Program is now commencing.

For any questions about the Community Grant Program, please use the following contact information:

Email:
Phone: (705) 435-3900 ext. 1503

Each year, as part of the annual budget process, Council will determine the amount of funding to be provided for the Community Grant Program.  The 2018 Town Budget is currently still under review and is expected to be approved in January of 2018.

The Town’s Grant Program is comprised of three categories as follows:

  1. Community Grant

This category provides funding to assist organizations that provide core services to the community, which are not provided by the Town, and are beneficial to the community. Funds provided in this category will include requests for initial start-up funding, equipment, material and supplies purchases, or to offset Town established user fees to rent space, equipment or supplies, which may include but is not limited to, space rental, signs, equipment (e.g. tables, chairs, sound system, etc.) or in-kind services (e.g. staff set up / take down, re-locating picnic tables, etc.).  Groups considering a request to have Town user fees waived must apply for a grant in the Community Grant category. 

The maximum amount of funding a group can receive for a Community Grant is $2,000.

  1. Community Events Grant

This category provides organizations with financial support to assist with the delivery of a variety of community celebrations, festivals, and special events, which Council considers core services to the community.

The following events will not qualify for a grant:

  • Fundraising events
  • Events which raise funds for another organization
  • Events hosted by the private sector or individuals

The maximum amount of funding a group can receive for a Community Event Grant is $2,000.

  1. Community Arts, Culture and Tourism Grant

This category supports local not-for-profit organizations promoting opportunities in artistic expression and cultural endeavours for people of all ages, through education and participation, as well as supporting tourism and development activities. This category will also support the operation of significant cultural facilities which provide core services to the community.

The maximum amount of funding a group can receive for an Arts, Culture and Tourism Grant is $25,000.

Complete, original, signed applications and all supporting documentation must be submitted in hard copy format:

By:
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2018  

To:
The Parks, Recreation and Culture Department
Town of New Tecumseth
10 Wellington Street East
Alliston   Ontario   L9R 1A1

Applicants are encouraged to read the Community Grant Program Policy carefully for eligibility criteria and to ensure they are submitting an accurate and complete application.

Please see http://newtecumseth.ca/residents/services/grants/ for the Community Grant Program Policy as well as for copies of the 2018 Community Grant Program application forms.

All decisions regarding financial support are solely at the discretion of Council. Organizations will be notified in writing if their application was successful within two weeks of approval.