This program provides funding to community organizations who offer programs, services and events in Meaford. Grants are awarded at the beginning of the Council term for the following four years. The annual amount of funding available for the 2018-2022 term of Council is $50,000. Organizations can apply for up to $5,000 per year.


In order to be eligible for this program:

  • Applicants must be a community group, not-for-profit or charitable organization operating in the Municipality of Meaford.
  • Events, programs and services must occur in the Municipality of Meaford or be shown to have a direct economic or cultural benefit to the Municipality.
  • Applicants must demonstrate how the bursary will result in an enhanced event, service or program for municipal residents, and how the event, service or program aligns with Council’s Strategic Priorities.
  • The applicant must demonstrate sound organizational and financial management abilities.

Bursary recipients who fail to provide a biennial update to Council may be deemed ineligible for the program in the future.

For more information, see the Community Bursary Policy.

Ineligible Costs

Bursaries cannot be used to:

  • Cover deficits or borrowing costs
  • Retire debts
  • Increase endowment funds
  • Meet fundraising targets
  • Fund activities that serves primarily the membership or purposes of religious or political organizations.
  • Cover the costs of alcohol, consultants, or personal equipment.
 How to Apply

Application Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019

Complete the Community Bursary Program 2018-2022 Application Form, and submit it by mail or email to:

Municipality of Meaford
ATTN: Clerk’s Department
21 Trowbridge St. West
Meaford, ON N4L 1A1


Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

 Funding Decisions

The annual amount of funding for the 2018-2022 term of Council is $50,000.00. No group shall receive more than $5,000.00 per year.

Funding Decisions

Applications will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Contributions to the community
  • Promotion of the Municipality’s vision, values, and strategic priorities
  • Good financial management and organizational ability
  • Other partners, other sources of funding, support of volunteers

Council will consider applications at a Special Meeting held on Monday, June 3, 2019. All applicants will be invited to make a short presentation regarding their application, and outlining how they intend to allocate any funding. Funding decisions will be announced following that meeting. Applications will not be solicited again until early 2023.

Funding Recipients

Recipients for the 2018-2022 Community Bursary Program are:

  • Backpacks for Learning at GBCS
  • Beautiful Joe Heritage Society
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Grey Bruce
  • Bognor Canada Day Committee
  • Christ Church Anglican - Harvester's Celebration
  • Christ Church Anglican - Christ Church Concert Series
  • Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce
  • Electric Eclectics
  • Georgian Bay Coyote Track Club
  • Georgian Bay Youth Roots
  • Golden Town Outreach - Community Gardens
  • Gold Town Outreach - Foodbank
  • Goldenaires Choir
  • Kids in the Meaford Hall
  • Meaford 55+ Friendship Club
  • Meaford and St. Vincent Agricultural Society
  • BIA Summer Concert Series
  • Meaford Chamber of Commerce
  • Meaford Creative Arts Association
  • Meaford Culture Foundation
  • Meaford Farmer's Market
  • Meaford Hospital Gardeners
  • Meaford Lawn Bowling Club
  • Meaford Pickleball Club
  • Meaford Skating Club
  • Meaford Theatre Company
  • Sail Georgian Bay
  • Scarecrow Invasion & Family Festival
  • Smile Animal Society
  • Sweet Water Music Festival
  • Sydenham & District Optimist Club
  • Women's House Serving Bruce & Grey
  • Grey County Farm Safety Association

For information on the nomination process and eligibility requirements, please see the Community Bursary Policy.

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