How to apply for funding
With your financial help we are able to provide funding to support various local programs and services throughout our community. People contribute to the United Way because they know that one gift will go a long way.
Member Agency Allocations Each year, our Community Review Panels, consisting of volunteers throughout the county, review all of our Member Agencies' programs and services. This comprehensive review results in funding recommendations to the United Way Board. For a list of agencies funded by Northumberland United Way, and a breakdown of allocations, please see the "Need Help" section of this website.
- Must address a health or human service need, concern, circumstance, or activity not already adequately addressed or developed in the community and identified as one or more of Northumberland United Way’s (NUW) funding priorities.
· Healthy People, Strong Communities
· All That Kids Can Be
· From Poverty to Possibility
- Where possible, must include collaborative partnerships in the project’s formation.
- Must build on community strengths and assets, utilizing community skills, knowledge, and experience, when appropriate.
- The applicant must be a registered charitable organization, or partnered with a registered charitable organization in the request, in order to receive funds from NUW.
- The applicant must provide programs and/or services to the local communities in the geographic area of Northumberland County.
- The applicant may be community-based, volunteer-driven, charitable or not-for-profit organization.
- Must provide services and/or programs of a health and human service nature which do not unnecessarily duplicate existing services and /or programs.
- Applicant organizations should demonstrate commitment to the project through the investment of their own funds and resources.
- The successful applicant must complete NUW’s reporting procedures, as requested, including a final report at the end of the grant period to verify the funds were used for the purpose they were approved and to provide statistical data and expected results for the program/project.
- The successful applicant will sign a Letter of Agreement for funding and recognize NUW’s support for the program/service and promote NUW to its membership and the public as a supporter of the organization.
Ineligible for Funding:
- Major capital costs, renovation costs, current operational expenses, deficits, for-profit activities, fundraising events, political activities, and retroactive requests
Community Impact Grants
· Grants with a specific time period and focus
· Will not require annualized funding from NUW
· As a general guideline, Community Impact Grants will not exceed $5,000
· A new program or service that will address a health or human service need that is not currently being met within the county
· Collaborative in nature, have funding partners, a commitment of its own resources and funding
· Provide a thorough evaluation following the first year of completion and be willing to meet with the Community Investment Committee to discuss
· Can be applied for in two consecutive years with possible exceptions for additional funds, if required
· New Initiative Grants will not exceed $10,000
Professional Development and Technology
· Limited to member agencies of NUW
· Funding provided for professional development, strategic planning, facilitation, computers, and technology assistance
or by calling the NUW office at 905-372-6955
Deadline – March15th, June 1st and October 1st
Process – Once the application has been accepted and deemed complete, it will be forwarded to the Community Investment Committee for review. Timeline is approximately 60 days from the grant deadline. Recommended grants will be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval.
Attachments required with application
1. Letter indicating funding request, signed by Board Chair, Project Manager, or CEO/Executive Director
2. Budget for the project, past year financial statements, and year-to-date budget
3. Two quotes for materials to be purchased
Member Agency Application