Grants Over $5,000

The municipality is now accepting applications for 2019 grants over $5,000.

Successful applicants must demonstrate value and benefit to the community, capacity to complete the proposed project, and a commitment to becoming financially self-sufficient. 

The Municipal Community Grant Program is subject to County Council approval during the 2019 budget process.

To be eligible for funding applicants must:

  • Be a new or existing not for profit, community group or organization
  • Be located and conduct the majority of activities within the geographic boundaries of the County of Prince Edward
  • Have demonstrated sound financial management and good standing with the County of Prince Edward
  • Be able to demonstrate that they provide those services and programs in an effective, accessible, open, and inclusive manner
  • Have financial records in the name of the lead organization applying
  • Participate in the required Accessible Customer Service Training

What/who is not eligible for a community grant: 

  • Organizations receiving support through another County funding program for the same project
  • Individuals
  • For-profit businesses
  • Organizations with political affiliations
  • Organizations serving as funding sources for others, e.g. service clubs
  • Faith organizations where services/activities include the promotion and/or required adherence to a faith
  • Hospitals, clinic-based services or medical treatment programs
  • Events where the sole purpose of the organization is to raise funds.
  • School boards, primary and secondary schools, post-secondary institutions
  • Programs within legislated mandates of other government or city departments
  • Provincial/national organizations unless a local chapter exists to service the residents of the County of Prince Edward
  • Organizations receiving 80% or more of funding from senior levels of government
  • Organizations that conduct the majority of their activities outside of the County
  • Costs for major capital equipment/renovations and minor renovations, and financing of deficits 

Applicants for the funding program should demonstrate: 

Funding Request Merit 

  • Community need for proposed activity or service
  • Community support (funding support or sponsorship from other organizations, local businesses, industry, service clubs; letters of support)
  • How well the funding request achieves the priorities of Council and municipal departments
  • Value for tax payer support
  • Accountability/mechanism for evaluation (identification of key performance measures and outcomes) 

Organization’s Profile

  • Feasibility (organization’s ability to complete the proposed activity or service; how practical is the project given the organization’s structure)
  • Impact of previous year’s funding support if received grant
  • Capacity and experience of the organization
  • Mission of the organization and volunteer support

Finances

  • Sound financial management and revenue generation (accurate records, realistic and responsible budget, various sources of income; if deficit, then reduction plan)
  • Financial need (leveraging of funds, seed money, does not have the ability to fund on their own through own resources or revenue generation)
  • Applicants’ commitment to becoming self-sufficient

Benefit to the Community

  • Evidence of community collaboration and partnerships
  • Another organization is not providing a similar program, event, or service
  • Community benefit/impact based on both measurable and qualitative information

To Apply:

Download and save the form to your computer. Municipal Community Grants Over $5,000 application form

Complete the form, print off, sign and scan and submit with:

  • The most recent year’s annual financial statement and operating budget as prepared by an accountant or other qualified outside party.
  • Profile of applicant organization including mission and program as well as current list of Board members including location of their primary residence (Ward/Community name only).
  • Council deputation presentation notes/PowerPoint presentation slides
  • Annual accountability form if received funding in previous year

Submit to Emily Cowan, Grants and Special Projects Coordinator, via email or portable file share by Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4 pm.