Grant applications

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 "How we help" section of this website.
Community Impact - Grant Criteria & Eligibility
  
GRANT CRITERIA:
 
 
1.  Must have a measurable impact on the community.
 
 
2.  Should address a 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 Areas
of Focus:
 
•   Strong Communities
Building our community by improving lives and engaging individuals.
Community Impact is about achieving meaningful, long-term improvements to the quality of life in our community. To have a positive impact in our community, we must build on existing strengths and resources. Through this, we will achieve Strong Communities.
 
•   All That Kids Can Be
To help children and youth reach their full potential. Engage children and youth in learning opportunities that allow them to develop emotionally, physically and mentally. To be All That Kids Can Be.
 
•   From Poverty to Possibility
Helping to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people in our communities, building the capacity of individuals to become economically independent. To help people experiencing poverty develop plans and prepare for a better future – to move From Poverty to Possibility.
 
3.  Preference will be given to collaborative partnerships.
 
4.  Should build on community strengths and assets, utilizing community skills, knowledge and experience, when appropriate.
 
5.  Should not unnecessarily duplicate existing services and/or programs.
 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
 
•   Be a registered charitable organization or not-for-profit organization.
•   Provide programs and/or services in Northumberland County and have a volunteer Board of Directors.
 
Applicant organization should demonstrate a commitment to the project through the investment of its own funds and resources.
 
 
DISCRETIONARY EXPENSES ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING:
  
Discretionary expenses may be submitted for consideration. These expenses may include, but are not limited to:
*salaries specific to the project within the grant application.
*professional development
*strategic planning – facilitation
*computer technology
In order to have these expenses funded, the organization must demonstrate that
the expenses are an integral part of the success of the project.
 
 EXPENSES NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING:
  
Major capital costs, renovation costs, general and administrative expenses not directly related to the project, deficits, for-profit activities, fundraising events, political activities and retroactive expenses or costs.
  
COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT:
 
Community Impact Grants will not exceed $15,000.
  
Grants may be for a specific time period or focus or may be for multiple years to a maximum of 2 years.
  
Grants must be submitted with measureable outcomes. For further information, please contact Linda Essak at (905)372-6955 ext. 108 or by email at lessak@nuw.unitedway.ca .

Application:
  
Download by clicking here or by calling the United Way office at 905-372-6955
 
Deadlines for submission: March 1st, 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 receipt of the application. If recommended by the Community Investment Committee, grant will then be submitted to the Board of Directors for their approval.
 
Attachments required with application
 
1.  Letter indicating funding request, signed by the Board Chair, Project
Manager or CEO/Executive Director.
2.  Detailed Budget for the project of all income and expenses, past year
financial statements and year-to-date budget.
3.  Two quotes for any materials to be purchased.
  
A successful applicant must complete United Way‘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 intended.  Outcome measurements, and if possible any statistical data with results from the project, should be included.
  
A successful applicant will sign a Letter of Agreement for funding and recognize United Way‘s support for the project and promote United Way to its membership and the public as a supporter of the organization. United Way of Canada controls the use of the United Way logo and the agency agrees to adhere to any guidelines and directives they may suggest from time to time.
 
The applicant will be required to submit a Final Grant Report within 60 days of the conclusion of the grant.
 
Multi-year grants recipients will be required to submit a Grant Status Report each year and a Final Grant Report within 60 days of the conclusion of the grant.
 
Grant Status Report and Final Grant Report
 
These reports should contain the following information:
1.  Details of how the project has been successful using the measurements you described in your application
2.  Details of any changes made to the project and the reason for these changes
3.  Explain what you have achieved to date with this project
4.  Provide a detailed Income & Expense Statement, showing the current status, including all funding sources. Please refer to the budget submitted and approved by NUW and provide details on any variances.
 
 
Please direct all inquiries to:
Northumberland United Way
600 William Street, Suite 700
Cobourg, ON K9A 3A5 (905) 372-6955
Fax: (905) 372-4417
E-Mail: office@nuw.unitedway.ca
 
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