Funding



Please click a link below for grant information:

  • Impact Funding Grant
    Expressions of Interest being accepted February 1, 2018 until  February 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

  • New Initiative Grant
    Closed for 2018-2019 funding.  Applications for 2019-2020 funding will open September 2018.

  • Youth in Action Grant
    Closed for 2017-2018 funding.  Applications for 2018-2019 funding will open September 2018.

United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) is a leader in understanding the root causes of social issues and bringing people and resources together to find lasting solutions. UWPH is creating real change in people’s lives – meaningful, positive, change. Not just for today, but for the long term and that means a better community for us all.

By inspiring people to come together, we have the power to make a real difference in people’s lives and in our community. We seek to invest in programs that are in alignment with our Community Impact Framework and will create positive change in the lives of community members within the following 3 Focus Areas:

Poverty to Possibility  

 

All That Kids Can Be Strong Communities          

 

General Eligibility
(New Initiative and Impact Funding Grants)

In order to be eligible to receive UWPH funding, the applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Provide services to Perth County and/or Huron County.
  • Be a well-established qualified donee (as defined by the Canadian Revenue Agency).
  • Have a volunteer board of directors.
  • Submit annual financial reviews.
  • Be non-partisan.
  • Adhere to UWPH policies.

As part of the Community Impact Funding model, UWPH gives everyone in our community an equal opportunity to submit funding requests. The funding request process operates in two phases:

1) Submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) application (open to all 
    organizations.

2) Submission of a full funding request application (available for approved EOI
    applicants).

An EOI allows any applicant who meets the UWPH’s eligibility requirements to submit a brief proposal of what program they are requesting funds. There is no limit to the number of EOI’s any given applicant may submit.

If you don’t think your project is eligible for funding, please call Megan Partridge (Director Governance & Community Impact) at 519-271-7730 ext. 225 to discuss.

Also, please click here to find out more about other local funding opportunities.

 

 

Investment Streams

1.  Impact Funding Grant (up to 3 Years)

Expressions of Interest being accepted February 1, 2018 until  February 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

This funding stream is intended for ongoing projects/programs that are part of the organization’s over-arching structure and mission. Well-established qualified donees (as defined by the Canadian Revenue Agency) with good governance and financial structures (including financial statements), and that deliver social services in Perth and/or Huron County, are welcome to apply. Organizations must be fulfilling community needs as identified by the United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) Framework, and must demonstrate excellence in terms of programming, community collaboration and operational management.  Organizations that are not currently funded by UWPH are welcome to apply for an Impact Funding Grant.

Impact funding applications will be only considered every three years. The year after applications are received will be considered the first year of the funding cycle.

Additional funding details can be viewed in the Community Impact & Allocations Manual. The Impact Funding application is in two parts;

1) Expression of Interest (EOI)
    • Used to assess whether your project/program is eligible for UWPH funding.
    • EOI deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
    • Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2018 regarding whether the EOI was
      approved or declined or if further clarification is required.

2) Full Application
    • Access to the full Impact Funding application will be provided if the EOI is
       approved (by March 31, 2018).
    • Full application deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

To Apply for a Impact Funding:
1)  Read through pages 15-17 of UWPH’s Community Impact & Allocations Manual to
      make sure your project/program is eligible for funding.
2)  Register at https://www.grantinterface.com/uwph/Common/LogOn.aspx and
      review the Impact Funding EOI.
3)  Complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) for Impact Funding by Wednesday,
      February 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm.  Please note that late submissions will not be
      accepted.


If you have any questions, please contact Megan Partridge (Director Governance & Community Impact) at 519-271-7730 ext. 225 or
mpartridge@perthhuron.unitedway.ca

 

2.  New Initiative Grant (1 Year)

New Initiative Grant Applications are closed for 2018-2019 funding.  Applications for 2019-2020 funding will open September 2018.

UWPH recognizes that encouraging new approaches and innovations in community services and programs are important. The New Initiative Grant funding stream was created to respond to:

  • Emerging needs.
  • Test and evaluate new models of service.
  • Support collaborative partnerships or smaller-scale projects.
  • Assist in the pilot of new projects.

New Initiative Grants provide funding for one year, up to $20,000. Organizations are welcome to apply if they are well-established registered Canadian charities with good governance and financial structures (including financial statements), and that deliver social and community services in Perth County and/or Huron County.

 

3. Youth In Action Grants (1 Year)

Youth in Action Grant Applications are closed for 2017-2018 funding. 

Applications for 2018-2019 funding will open September 2018.

Youth In Action Grants are a one-time grant opportunity of up to $1,000 for programs that are youth-led and offer creative ideas to address youth community issues in Perth and Huron Counties.

Youth and/or groups of youth between the ages of 14 and 24 are invited to submit an application in partnership with an adult trustee (25+). These funds support youth-led projects that positively benefit the participants’ communities and support youth development.

Please note that Youth In Action Grants do not have to meet the same eligibility requirements as the other investment streams and no EOI will be required.

 

 

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If you have any questions about applying, please contact Megan Partridge (Director Governance & Community Impact) at 519-271-7730 ext. 225 or via email at mpartridge@perthhuron.unitedway.ca

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