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Canada: Halton Region Community Investment Fund

Canada: Halton Region Community Investment Fund


Deadline: 1-Nov-21

The Halton Region has announced the Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF) to non-profit human service programs that enhance the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents.

The HRCIF supports a holistic response to human service needs and is part of Halton’s approach to Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) planning. Proposals that demonstrate collaborative approaches to address community needs are encouraged.

Categories
Organizations that meet eligibility criteria can apply to two categories of funding:

Category One
Provides funding to human service programs and initiatives that enhance the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents for short-term, small capital and / or innovative projects
Single year grants are available for up to $ 30,000
Non-profit, charitable and unincorporated community organizations may apply
Category Two
Provides up to three years of funding to human service programs and initiatives that enhance the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents
Applicants must be a registered charity to apply
Funding Information
The HRCIF provides $ 3.5 million in annual funding to new and continuing grants. Approximately $ 2 million is available for new HRCIF grants in 2022 for applications received in the Initial Intake and the Continuing Intake.
Eligibility Criteria
Incorporate d as a non-profit organization (with or without charitable status) OR unincorporated community organizations may apply under the sponsorship of a registered charitable organization that meets all eligibility criteria.
Governed by a volunteer board of directors that is democratically elected, active, with a minimum of three members not related by blood or marriage.
Financial Statements must be provided for the most recent fiscal year end, which must include comparative information for the prior fiscal year:
Organizations with gross annual revenues of over $ 250,000 in the two MOST recent fiscal years are required to submit financial statements-have beens That Audited by a licensed public accountant.
Organizations with gross annual revenues between $ 100,000 – $ 250,000 in the two most recent fiscal years are required to submit financial statements that have been subjected to a Review Engagement by a licensed public accountant.
Organizations with revenues of less than $ 100,000 may submit internally prepared financial statements that include a statement of revenues and expenses and a balance sheet for the two most recent fiscal years. The statements must be verified as accurate by two signing officers of the organization.
The program / initiative for which funds are requested must:
Have a clear human service objective (ie, social services, community health).
Impact the health, safety or well-being of populations that are vulnerable (or at risk of becoming vulnerable) to negative health or social outcomes. This includes programs / initiatives that work upstream to prevent vulnerability.
Provide services to Halton residents. Applicants that are not located in Halton will be considered only if the request is focused solely on providing services to Halton residents.
Follow all public health guidance pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic in the delivery of programs and initiatives.
For more information, visit https://www.halton.ca/For-Business/Halton-Region-Community-Investment-Fund-HRCIF

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