Canada: Halifax’s Community Grants Program 2021/2022
The Community Grants Program awards project-specific cash grants to registered non-profit organizations and charities located within the Halifax Regional Municipality.
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The program is primarily developmental with a focus on support to volunteer-led initiatives and organizational capacity-building.
At present, the Program provides assistance to specific types of projects in the following categories:
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Small Seed Funding and Fellowship for young African leaders for leading social ventures
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Emergency Assistance and Neighbourhood Safety
There are two types of grants:
a project grant of up to $5,000
a capital grant of up to $25,000
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Registration: applicants must be a registered non-profit organization or charity:
a society incorporated under the Societies Act (1989);
a non-profit association incorporated under the Co-operative Associations Act (1989);
a non-profit incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (2009);
a non-profit incorporated under an Act of the Nova Scotia Legislature; or
a charity registered under the Income Tax Act (Canada).
The organization must be registered for at least one (1) year prior to the Community Grants Program application deadline of March 31st. Applicants registration must be current: organizations whose registration has expired, in default or revoked are ineligible for consideration.
Joint applications from two or more eligible non-profit organizations are acceptable but the maximum value of grant remains the same.
The following organizations are ineligible for a grant under the Community Grants Program.
Public and private schools or colleges; post-secondary institutions; a government agency, board or commission.
Organizations located outside the geographic boundary of the municipality.
Commerce, business, industry, or sole proprietorships.
Grants are not awarded to individuals or unregistered groups.
For more information, visit https://www.halifax.ca/business/doing-business-halifax/community-non-profit-resources/community-grants