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Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Town of Whitby is now accepting applications for the 2022 Community Development Grant Program.
Community grants of up to $5,000 will be available throughout the year and are awarded monthly. Special projects for grants of up to $25,000 will also be considered under the Performing Arts Community Development Fund.
Over the past five years, the town has given over $850,000 to local non-profit organizations. Last year, over $200,000 was given to 52 community organizations – almost 50 per cent responding to community needs as a result of COVID-19.
All applications are reviewed by a council-appointed citizens committee according to evaluation guidelines.
Over the past five years, the Town has given over $850,000 to local non-profit organizations. Last year, the Town provided over $200,000 to 52 community organizations – almost 50 per cent of this funding was given to organizations responding to community needs as a result of COVID-19.
All applications are reviewed by a citizens’ committee according to evaluation guidelines approved by Council. High priority is given to community-focused activities with a strong, local presence, that promote inclusion and civic engagement, and that have measureable outcomes.
Application are evaluated on:
- benefit to the community (scale, inclusivity, direct and indirect benefits)
- soundness of business plan (including resources, own funds and fundraising)
- importance of the Town’s contribution
- success of the project will be determined
Highest priority goes to community focused projects, activities and events with a strong local presence that promote social inclusion and civic engagement within the community.
For application guidelines or to fill out an application form, interested groups or individuals can visit whitby.ca/communityfunds. For application guidelines or to apply visit whitby.ca/communityfunds.