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. Details about the 2023-2026 program will be available in early 2023.

 Eligibility

In order to be eligible for this program:

  • The applicant 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 benefit to community safety and well-being in the Municipality of Meaford.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must demonstrate sound organizational and financial management abilities.

Bursary recipients who fail to provide an update to Council during the term of the bursary may be deemed ineligible for the program in the future.

For more information, see the Community Well-being Bursary Policy.

Ineligible Costs

Bursaries cannot be used:

• To cover deficits or borrowing costs

• To retire debts

• To increase endowment funds

• To meet fundraising targets

• To fund activities that serves primarily the membership or purposes of religious or political organizations.

Bursaries may not be used to cover the costs of alcohol, consultants, or personal equipment. Organizations who have failed to present satisfactory reports will not be eligible for future funding. 

 How to Apply

The Community Well-being Bursary Program is not currently accepting applications.

Information about how to apply for the 2023-2026 Community Well-being Bursary Program will be available in early 2023. 

 Funding Decisions

Applications will be evaluated based on the following:

• alignment with one or more of the priority areas of focus outlined in the Wellbeing Plan

• contributions to community safety and well-being

• 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

 

Applications will be solicited in 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 Well-being Bursary Policy.

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