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Milton Community Fund Grant Program

Grants to Milton, Ontario Nonprofits for Arts,
Recreational, and Cultural Programming

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Town of Milton - Community Services Department

Deadline Date:

09/09/19 4:30 PM

Description:

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Grants to Milton, Ontario nonprofit organizations for programs and services to improve the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended for both emerging and established organizations providing artistic, cultural, and recreational initiatives. Funding may be requested through the following frameworks:
- Established Organization: The organization has existed for more than three years.
- Emerging Organization: The organization has existed for less than three years.

Funding to established and emerging organizations will be considered for the following:
- Start-up funds for emerging groups
- Start-up funds for new programs and services
- Program and service expansion
- New projects
- Equipment for programs and skills training
- Educational or celebratory events (festivals, concerts, tournaments, championships, workshops, etc.)
- Training clinics or certification programs for coaches and trainers; activity must be considered a minimum certification requirement by the governing body (maximum $200 per person)
- Training clinics or certification programs for officials (umpires, referees, etc.); activity must be considered an entry-level certification requirement (maximum $200 per person)
- Conferences (maximum $1,000 per person)
- Facility upgrades and new construction of properties owned or leased by not-for-profit organizations serving Milton residents up to a maximum of $30,000 (priority will be on projects located within the Town’s municipal borders)
- Matching support for projects which will enhance Town property.

Assessment Criteria for established and emerging organizations:
- The benefit to the Milton community and the need for the items proposed must be clearly demonstrated
- Organizations must demonstrate how the community is made aware of the programs and services they provide and how the community can participate
- The relationship between an organization’s annual budget and the amount of funding requested should be realistic
- Organizations must demonstrate their ability to manage and sustain growth that may result from a grant

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156411

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$268,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Emerging organizations may request funding up to a maximum of 25% of their annual operating budget.

Term of Contract:

Successful candidates must use the grant funding by January 2021. Exceptions can be made upon request.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Milton Community Fund is intended to support not-for-profit organizations and groups whose programs and services are aligned with the goals of the Town of Milton’s strategic action plan “Destiny Milton 3.”

Established Organizations applying for a grant must:
1. Operate under the authority of an active volunteer board/executive/organizing committee with at least 5 members and a minimum of 4 members not related by blood or marriage
2. Hold an annual general meeting and have a board of directors or executive committee elected from the general membership through a democratic election process
3. Provide financial statements for the previous 2 years
4. Have a minimum of 75% of its membership/registrants comprised of Milton residents/ratepayers unless evidence is provided to support the exceptions noted below*
5. Provide an operating budget for the organization’s operating year in which funds received would be utilized
6. Have completed all program requirements associated with a previous grant received from the Milton Community Fund
7. Complete and submit an official grant application form according to the Milton Community Fund deadline

Emerging Organizations applying for a grant must:
1. Operate under the authority of an active volunteer board/executive/organizing committee with at least 5 members and a minimum of 4 members not related by blood or marriage
2. Have existed in the community for less than 3 years
3. Have a minimum of 75% of its membership/registrants comprised of Milton residents/ratepayers unless evidence is provided to support the exceptions noted below
4. Provide an operating budget for the organization’s operating year in which funds received would be utilized
5. Have completed all program requirements associated with a previous grant received from the Milton Community Fund
6. Complete and submit an official grant application form according to the Milton Community Fund deadline
7. Request funding up to a maximum of 25% of their annual operating budget

*Exceptions to 75% Milton residency for established and emerging organizations: Recognizing that a broader population base is sometimes required for an organization to be successful, applicants may be exempted from this standard if the organization meets one of the following criteria:
- Provides an emerging or unique service
- Services a population with special needs
- Caters to a high performance/elite level of activity
- Showcases community events which draw a significant audience base

Established Organizations:
Activities and Applicants not eligible for funding can be found at https://www.milton.ca/en/live/resources/MCF-Guidelines---Organizations-2019--WCAG.pdf#page=2.

Emerging Organizations
Activities and Applicants not eligible for funding can be found at https://www.milton.ca/en/live/resources/MCF-Emerging-Organization-Guidelines-2019---Adobe-Acrobat-Pro.pdf#page=2.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for application submission is September 9, 2019. Successful applicants will be awarded funds in late December, 2019, or early January, 2020.

For established and emerging organizations: For capital and/or facility upgrade requests, organizations are required to provide a financial and/or in-kind commitment to the project. Organizations should contact the Town of Milton before starting a “matching grants” request.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit your application package (no faxes, please) as follows:

The Corporation of the Town of Milton: Community Services Department
Attention: Denise Black, Community Development Advisor
Mail: 150 Mary Street
Milton, ON L9T 6Z5

Drop off: Town Hall, 150 Mary Street

For Additional Information, contact:
Denise Black, Community Development Advisor
Phone: 905-878-7252, ext. 2539
Fax: 905-864-3222
E-mail: denise.black@milton.ca

Grant Coverage Areas:

Town of Milton

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario