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.


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

Scholarships and Bursaries

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.



EFFECTIVE DATE: June 1, 2008

AUTHORITY: Wellington County Council  


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.


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.


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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