Community Grants

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.

  1. An applicant must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for a grant:
  2. The grant application must be submitted to the Clerk by the specified date and time as printed in the application page.
  3. The grant application form must be completed in full, with all requested information attached.
  4. The application must be operating as a not-for-profit organization.
  5. The applicant must have a formal organizational structure (i.e. a Board of Directors, Committee Structure, or a structure similar in nature).
  6. The applicant must be providing services, products, etc. that are benefiting the County of Wellington and its residence.

EXEMPT FROM FORMAL APPLICATION PROCESS:

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

DEPARTMENT: C.A.O./CLERK'S

POLICY NUMBER

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 1, 2008

SUBJECT: GRANT APPLICATION POLICY AUTHORITY: Wellington County Council

 

PURPOSE:

To establish a set of guidelines for the County to provide financial assistance to not-forprofit

organizations by means of a grant.

 

PROCEDURES:

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

information attached.

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

application.

THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF WELLINGTON GRANT APPLICATION FORM

 

APPLICANT INFORMATION:

Applicant: ______________________________________________________________________________

(Name of person, organization, company or ad hoc group)

 

Grant request amount: ___________________________________________________________________

 

Address: _______________________________________________________________________________

 

Town: __________________________________

Postal Code: __________________________________

 

Telephone: _____________________________

Email: _________________________________________

 

Fax: __________________________________

Website: ________________________________________

 

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.

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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.

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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

Fax: 519.837.1909