Grants and Scholarships

Every year, the County of Wellington supports many deserving individuals and groups, in need of financial assistance to accomplish good work in our community, through our grant programmes.

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 Human Resources 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 4-H, 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.   

Download the fillable and printable Community Grants Application

View the Community Grants Policy

Wellington County Bursary/Scholarship Programme

Wellington County Council approved a Bursary/Scholarship Programme in 2008.

The application form, accompanied by a copy of an Official Transcript, must be submitted to the County Deputy Clerk by August 31st.

COUNTY OF WELLINGTON POLICY BURSARY/SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME  

DEPARTMENT: C.A.O./CLERK'S  

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 1, 2008

AUTHORITY: Wellington County Council  

PURPOSE:

To establish a set of guidelines for applications received for the Wellington County Bursary/Scholarship Programme. The purpose of this programme is to provide financial assistance for students within our community who are entering first year of an accredited college or university.

PROCEDURES:

The following criteria will apply for the County Bursary/Scholarship Programme:

  1. The applicant must be a resident within Wellington County.
  2. The applicant must be entering first year of an accredited college or university.
  3. The applicant must have a proven record of involvement in the community.
  4. Applicants applying for a scholarship must have an overall average of 75% upon graduation.
  5. Applicants applying for a bursary must clearly demonstrate in writing financial need.
  6. Successful applicants will be required to forward their Social Insurance Number to Wellington County to receive award.

APPLICATION

Please complete one of the applications below.

The Administration, Finance and Human Resources Committee will award the scholarships and their recommendations will be adopted by Wellington County Council.

Luella Logan Scholarship/Award

Mr. Robert Logan, a County of Wellington resident, has made a very generous donation to the County to set up a scholarship fund to encourage young women in politics and to set up an award to honour retired women politicians.

This donation has been made in recognition of this wife Luella “Lou” Logan who was the first woman councillor to sit on Wellington County and who recently passed away in her 88th year on December 2, 2017. Ms. Logan obtained her seat on Wellington County Council after being elected Deputy Reeve of Palmerston in 1973 and then Reeve in 1975, until she retired in 1978. She was first elected to Palmerston Council in 1966 and succeeded at the polls in five consecutive elections in ten years.

The Luella Logan Scholarship will grant $1500 annually to a young woman pursuing post-secondary studies in political science, public administration, or a related undergraduate or graduate degree at a Canadian college or university. Selection of the recipient will be based on academic excellence and demonstration of leadership and interest in local government.

The annual Luella Logan Award will be presented to a retired female politician who has shown outstanding service in local politics with the County of Wellington, or one of the County’s member municipalities. The recipients will receive a donation of $1500 to allocate to the charity of her choice.

Wellington County council currently consists of 14 male and two female councillors. At Robert Logan’s request, the first award will go to recently –retired Wellington County councillor Lynda White.

 Luella Logan Scholarship Application

The application form, accompanied by a copy of an Official Transcript, must be submitted to the County Deputy Clerk by August 30th.

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this programme is to provide financial assistance for young women within our community who are currently pursuing post-secondary studies in political science, public administration, or a related undergraduate or graduate degree at a Canadian college or university.

The following criteria will apply for the Luella Logan Scholarship/Award Programme:

  1. The scholarship is open to female students who are residents of Wellington County.
  2. The applicant must be studying at an accredited Canadian college or university.
  3. Selection of the recipient will be based on academic excellence and demonstration of leadership and interest in government.
  4. Successful applicants will be required to forward their Social Insurance Number to Wellington County to receive award.

APPLICATION

Please complete one of the applications below

The Administration, Finance and Human Resources Committee will award the scholarships and their recommendations will be adopted by Wellington County Council.

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