Council Community Grant Policy & Application

The Council Community Grant Policy establishes criteria and guidelines for providing Council Community grants or in-kind support of municipal resources through an allocation from the Town’s annual operating budget.  The objective of the grants and in-kind support is to assist organizations or individuals that demonstrate a social, economic, or environmental benefit to the Town of Collingwood, its citizens, or taxpayers and/or support the Town’s strategic initiatives. 

Council Community grants or in-kind support of municipal resources are funded through an allocation from the Town’s annual operating budget.
 
The key features of the policy:

  • The annual budgeting process will identify a maximum amount that Council will award;
  • An application form will be used to capture details of individual/organization and of their initiative in a standardized format (attached as Appendix B to the Policy) – only one application per individual/organization will be considered per year;
  • Annual intake process will be from December 1st to February 1st; (*Note for 2024 the deadline is April 15, 2024)
  • Applicants must be one of the following:

 - Non-profit or not-for-profit organization;

 - Registered charitable organization;

 - Elementary and/or secondary school;

 - Other organization that provides financial support to any organizations as noted in 1. through 3. of the policy;  

 - Individual supported by an organization as described in the purpose of this policy with a letter outlining the support given.

Applicants who are eligible for the Community Recreation & Culture Grant Program will not be considered under this policy.

 Applications will be evaluated on a points-based system, with a maximum total score of 30 points weighted equally over three categories:

  1. Merit of funding.
  2. Applicant profile that supports community service.
  3. Financial plan and need o and Council will also make final recommendations on the total amount of a grant or in-kind support being provided.

 The deadline to apply for a 2024 Council Community Grant is April 15, 2024.

Download the Policy

Download the Application

 

Return the application to:

Office of the Treasurer P.O. Box 157, 97 Hurontario Street Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z5  or email: mquinlan@collingwood.ca