Applications will be accepted until midnight of the deadline date
Before you get started:
1.) Review the grant guidelines (PDF document) provided on the website prior to completing this form. Set aside 20-25 minutes to complete the application, which must be done all at once. You will not be able to exit the form and save it. Grab a notebook or piece of paper to take notes as needed.
2.) Upon completion of this form you will receive a confirmation email as well as a copy of all of the questions and your answers. Please make sure to check your junk email folder. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please contact us.
3.) Look for the SEC Tips along the way. These will help you fill out your application and provide you with further insight into what the adjudication committee is looking for.
*Capital equipment such as a major structural repair of a building, diving board, new boiler, signage at a park or playground equipment is INELIGIBLE!
There are three (3) intakes per year:
• March 1 – for projects occurring between April 1 and July 31, 2018• June 1 – for projects occurring between August 1 and November 30, 2018• November 1 – for projects occurring between December 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019
*You may only apply for funding for one application per organization/community group per deadline. Example; the local TOWN library cannot apply twice and receive funding for two of their own programs that they submitted separately in the December 1 deadline. They would only be eligible to receive funding for one.
Applications are assessed based on the following criteria:
• The equipment being purchased assists to remove barriers to participation. • A large number of people benefit from the use of the equipment and/or targets a specific group in the community (i.e. seniors, youth, newcomers) to reduce barriers to participation• Demonstrates shared use of equipment• The equipment can be sustained for future years and community need is demonstrated• The general merit of the application and realistic and responsible usage of resources• Equipment is required for a NEW or expansion of an existing program (serving a new need/gap)
• Capital equipment, jerseys, apparel and large single user equipment are generally not considered under the program. • School-based applications for equipment must clearly demonstrate that equipment will be used and accessible to the broader community.
Grants are made on a one-time basis, with no guarantee of similar funding in any future year.
Copies of receipts/cleared cheques in the name of the applicant for all expenses is required. Invoices alone will not be accepted and they must be accompanied by cleared cheques.