Municipal Grants

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The Township of Champlain acknowledges and appreciates the efforts of the local volunteer community and believes that many services, events or projects are best provided through the volunteer efforts of local community organizations, whether at the social, cultural, recreation, sports or economic levels. The total amount of grant money available is set annually in the municipal budget.

Community Grant

This program is for non-profit community groups and organizations whose primary focus is to provide direct services, events or programs for the benefit of the residents of Champlain. Grants are intended to be supplementary to an organization’s main sources of funding. The grant shall not be considered as the primary source of funding for the organization.

How and When to Apply

Submit a request on the Community Grant Application Form  from September 1st to October 15th of each year, for the following year.

 Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be non-profit community groups and organizations whose primary focus is within the Township of Champlain.
  2. Grants are intended to be supplementary to an organization’s main sources of funding. The grant shall not be considered as the primary source of funding for the organization. The organization must show exploration of other financial and in-kind support (i.e. fundraising and volunteer support).
  3. All funding shall be for future projects. Retroactive funding will not be considered.
  4. Repeat grants will only be available to organizations who have complied with the reporting requirements of any previous grants.
  5. Guaranteed funding is only for the fiscal year in which the organization has applied. It is not to be regarded as a commitment by the Township to continue such assistance in future years.
  6. No financial grants will be considered unless specifically authorized by this policy. In awarding grants, the Township may impose, at its sole and unique discretion, the conditions it deems fit.

 Exclusions

  1. Individuals, businesses and publicly-funded organizations (ex. hospitals, schools) are not eligible to apply for the Community Grant Program.
  2. Organizations that may be located within the Township of Champlain, but are more regionally-oriented, or that represent or service a special interest group shall not be considered for a municipal grant under the Community Grant Program.
  3. For-profit organizations and organizations with political affiliations are not eligible.

You Will Need to Submit the Following Information

For all grant applications:

  • The name of the organization(s) and the contact information
    (name, address and telephone and e-mail of a person who can answer questions regarding the information submitted on the application form);
  • Valid CRA registration number / Business Number for non-profit organizations
    or other documents that attest to the charitable nature of the organization;
  • A brief description of the organization and its purpose or mission is;
  • The list of Board/Committee members of the organization;
  • A brief description of the event/project,
    including objectives of the event/project or the benefits to the community resulting from the event/project and expected date of completion or how the grant will be used and why it is needed if not for event or project;

And, for grant applications exceeding $1,000:

  • Budget for the event/project or annual operations and capital budget
    if not needed for event or project;
  • The organization’s financial statements
    from the previous year;

Municipal Liability Insurance Coverage 

All grantees are required to ensure adequate levels of property, general liability and/or alcohol related event insurance naming the Township of Champlain as an additional insured. This provision may be waived for special events that are jointly managed and/or otherwise covered by the existing municipal policy. The determination of insurance levels is at the sole and unique discretion of the Township, either through the CAO’s office or by Council resolution.

Community Grant PolicyGrant Application Form 


 

Facility Usage Grant

This program is for organizations who is seeking a grant equivalent to the rental fee for a township facility. Event organizers are encouraged to seek other sources of funding such as event sponsors to ensure all event costs can be covered, including Township facility usage fees.

How and When to Apply

Submit a request on the Facility Usage Grant Application Form from September 1st to October 15th of each year, for the following year.

 Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be non-profit community groups and organizations whose primary focus is within the Township of Champlain.
  2. Grants are intended to be supplementary to an organization’s main sources of funding. The grant shall not be considered as the primary source of funding for the organization. The organization must show exploration of other financial and in-kind support (i.e. fundraising and volunteer support).
  3. All funding shall be for future projects. Retroactive funding will not be considered.
  4. Repeat grants will only be available to organizations who have complied with the reporting requirements of any previous grants.
  5. Guaranteed funding is only for the fiscal year in which the organization has applied. It is not to be regarded as a commitment by the Township to continue such assistance in future years.
  6. No financial grants will be considered unless specifically authorized by this policy. In awarding grants, the Township may impose, at its sole and unique discretion, the conditions it deems fit.

 Exclusions

  1. Individuals, businesses and publicly-funded organizations (ex. hospitals, schools) are not eligible to apply for the Community Grant Program.
  2. Organizations that may be located within the Township of Champlain, but are more regionally-oriented, or that represent or service a special interest group shall not be considered for a municipal grant under the Community Grant Program.
  3. For-profit organizations and organizations with political affiliations are not eligible.

You Will Need to Submit the Following Information

For all grant applications:

  • The name of the organization(s) and the contact information
    (name, address and telephone and e-mail of a person who can answer questions regarding the information submitted on the application form);
  • Valid CRA registration number / Business Number for non-profit organizations
    or other documents that attest to the charitable nature of the organization;
  • A brief description of the organization and its purpose or mission is;
  • The list of Board/Committee members of the organization;
  • A brief description of the event/project,
    including objectives of the event/project or the benefits to the community resulting from the event/project and expected date of completion or how the grant will be used and why it is needed if not for event or project;

And, for grant applications exceeding $1,000:

  • Budget for the event/project or annual operations and capital budget
    if not needed for event or project;
  • The organization’s financial statements
    from the previous year;

Municipal Liability Insurance Coverage 

All grantees are required to ensure adequate levels of property, general liability and/or alcohol related event insurance naming the Township of Champlain as an additional insured. This provision may be waived for special events that are jointly managed and/or otherwise covered by the existing municipal policy. The determination of insurance levels is at the sole and unique discretion of the Township, either through the CAO’s office or by Council resolution.

Community Grant PolicyGrant Application Form 


 

Community Improvement Plan (CIP)

The goals and objectives of the CIP are the following: Promote investment in main street and core areas; Redevelop commercial properties, Encourage business retention and, Increase tourism attractiveness of rural villages. The purpose of this grant is to promote building façade improvements, building’s structural elements and interior of deteriorated or functionally obsolete buildings in order that they may be brought into compliance with the Building Code and the Fire Code.

How to apply

The CIP has been put on hold during strategic planning in order to provide guidance on corporate structure and economic development as well as acquire, dispose, intervene and otherwise provide direct financial support to stimulate re-investment. The Economic Development Strategic Plan will provide a long-term plan for attracting new jobs, retain business, and foster economic growth in the Township.

More Information About the CIP More Information About the Economic Development Strategic Plan

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