Municipal grants program accepting applications until Friday

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The County announced last week that it is now accepting applications to the municipal community grants program for requests over $5,000.

The window to apply opened on Nov. 9 and the deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. Application forms, as well as information regarding funding criteria and the application process, are available on the municipal website at

Mayor Robert Quaiff says in a new release the grants support a lot of worthy projects in the community.

“A lot of amazing work happens in our community, and the municipality wants to support as many of those efforts as possible,” Quaiff says. “We encourage groups to consider how funding or in-kind support from this program could help further meet community’s needs.”

The release says the grants program seeks to “improve the well-being and quality of life of the community and its residents through financial assistance to non-profit, community-based organizations.”

Applicants can request financial assistance and in-kind support to help mitigate some of the costs related to utilizing County-owned halls or accessing municipal staff resources.

The release says successful applicants will have demonstrated benefit to the community, capacity to complete the projects proposed, as well as their commitment to becoming financially self-sufficient. Applications are also evaluated based on how well they align with goals and objectives outlined in the municipal corporate strategic plan and the strategic plan for community development.

Those interested in applying can direct questions or submit their applications to grants, contracts, and special projects co-ordinator Wendy Lane through email at Applications are also being accepted by the County’s community development department at Shire Hall.

Applications for two other streams of municipal community grants — grants up to $5,000 in cash and in-kind, as well as in-kind grants of $1,000 or less — have already closed. The results will be announced in the coming months.