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The County of Wellington offers a series of community grants on an annual basis. Community grants are offered to provide financial assistance for not-for-profit community organizations and events. Grants will be allotted a maximum of $2000.00 per application. All requests over $2000.00 will be considered by the Administration, Finance and Personnel Committee.
Organizations that fall under the following categories are exempt from the formal grant application process: All Agricultural Societies within Wellington County, Wellington 4H, Wellington Farm and Home Safety, Wellington County Ploughmen's Association, Wellington Soil and Crop Improvement. In order to apply for a grant, a letter must be sent to the County from the exempted organization(s). The letter must identify the need for a grant for the year in question and the general intent of the use of the funds. The County must receive the letter annually before any grant funds are to be forwarded to the organization(s).
Council may give special consideration to entities that do not meet all criteria but are requesting funds for emergency or disaster relief.
Deadline: These letters must be received by November 30 in the given year.
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COUNTY OF WELLINGTON GRANT POLICY
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 1, 2008
SUBJECT: GRANT APPLICATION POLICY AUTHORITY: Wellington County Council
To establish a set of guidelines for the County to provide financial assistance to not-forprofit
organizations by means of a grant.
An applicant must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for a grant:
1. The grant application must be submitted to the Clerk by the specified date
and time as printed in the application page.
2. The grant application form must be completed in full, with all requested
3. The applicant must be operating as a not-for-profit organization.
4. The applicant must have a formal organizational structure (i.e. a Board of
Directors, Committee Structure, or a structure similar in nature).
5. The applicant must be providing services, products, etc. that are benefiting
the County of Wellington and its residents.
Council may give special consideration to entities that do not meet all criteria but are
requesting funds for emergency or disaster relief.
All requests over $2,000 will be considered by the Administration, Finance and
Personnel Committee as a special grant request.
ORGANIZATIONS EXEMPT FROM THE FORMAL APPLICATION PROCESS:
The following Organizations that fall under this category are exempt from the
formal grant application process:
1. All Agricultural Societies within Wellington County
2. Wellington 4H
3. Wellington Farm and Home Safety
4. Wellington County Plowmens Association
5. Wellington Soil and Crop Improvement
In order to apply for a grant, a letter must be sent to the County from the exempted
organization(s). The letter must identify the need for a grant for the year in question
and the general intent of use of the funds. The County must receive the letter
annually before any grant funds are to be forwarded to the organization(s). These
letters must be received by November 30th.
The Committee will review the Organizations listed every year. Any changes
(additions or deletions) to this section will be communicated to the affected
Organizations in writing.
Community Programmes that apply for a grant will be allotted a maximum of
$2,000 per application.
Community Events that apply for a grant will be allotted a maximum of $2,000 per
THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF WELLINGTON GRANT APPLICATION FORM
(Name of person, organization, company or ad hoc group)
Grant request amount: ___________________________________________________________________
Postal Code: __________________________________
Name of Contact Person: _________________________________________________________________
ORGANIZATION/ PROJECT DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
Please provide details of the organization or project's anticipated use of grant proceeds (if successful). Include the impact the organization/project has on Wellington County and its residents, and the importance to the Town/ Township and its residents.
BUDGET AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION:
Please attach to this application a copy of your operating budget and recent financial statements for the organization/project. Have available upon request a letter of reference.
PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM BY NOVEMBER 30 TO:
Nicole Cardow, Deputy Clerk
County of Wellington
74 Woolwich Street
Guelph ON N1H 3T9
519.837.2600 x 2930