The 2017 Community Grant program is now open to the public in preparation for the 2018 Budget.
For several years, the Municipality of Port Hope has provided financial support to not-for-profit community organizations through an annual Community Grant. The Community Grant Policy has assisted in streamlining the budget process and ensuring that information is received from not-for-profit organizations who are seeking financial assistance.
Eligible organizations can receive funding for one successful grant application per year with a request for a grant amount of $1,000.00 or more. Organizations who are requesting for funds lower than $1,000.00 will not be accepted as a Community Grant request, however are encouraged to complete a Donation Request form which is posted below under the Donation section.
Organizations must meet the eligibility criteria and provide a completed and legible application in order to be considered for a Community Grant. Applications completed in full and legible shall mean those that indicate and meet all the requirements according to the Community Grant policy, and can be easily reviewed.
Posted below contains all of the information pertaining to the Municipality of Port Hope’s Community Grant 2017 program. An example of a completed Community Grant application that meets the requirements stated in the Community Grant Policy will be posted once available. All Community Grant applications are to be submitted to the Finance Assistant no later than Friday October 13, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall 56 Queen Street Port Hope Ontario L1A 3Z9.
The Municipality of Port Hope may, at the discretion of Council, provide direct monetary grants to not-for-profit volunteer community individuals and organizations resident to the Municipality of Port Hope, who demonstrate their eligibility based on the following:
Not-for-profit volunteer community individuals and organizations shall mean applicants who meet the following criteria:
Grants may be provided to eligible applicants, as defined above, for:
Organizations submitting applications will be required to provide:
** Please note that if the late submitted applications are completed in full they will only be considered at the discretion of Budget Committee. If late submitted applications are incomplete they will not be accepted or brought forward to Budget Committee.
Successful applicants will be notified of any allocation awarded following final Council approval of the annual budget by letter. A payment for the amount awarded will be forwarded approximately one month following final approval with larger grants receiving quarterly payments as determined by the Treasurer, unless other specific conditions are recommended and approved by Council.
Grant recipients will be required to acknowledge the support of the Municipality of Port Hope in all advertising, publicity, programs, and signage for which funds are granted. The recipient may not represent the Municipality as a partner or hold the Municipality responsible for any obligations relating to the grant initiative.
As part of the annual Budget process the Municipality of Port Hope advises organizations and individuals to provide their donation requests in advance so they could be considered to be included in the upcoming budget. The Budget Committee will still consider midyear requests, however any foreseeable requests are to be considered at the time of establishing the upcoming Budget.
If any organizations or individuals wish to submit a Donation request for funds lower than $1,000.00 to Budget Committee please complete the Donation Request form posted below and submit to either email@example.com or in person at the Finance Department located at Town Hall 56 Queen street Port Hope Ontario L1A 3Z9. Organizations and individuals who are requesting funds in the amount of $1,000.00 or more are encouraged to review the Municipality of Port Hope’s Community Grant process that is posted above under the Community Grant section.
Please note that any organizations or individuals who are interested in having their Donation request included in the upcoming budget, Donation Request forms will need to be submitted prior to Friday, October 13th 2017.
For any questions or inquiries please contact the Finance Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.885.4544. ext 2254.