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City Enrichment Fund

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits, Community Associations, Artists
and Other Groups for Programs that Benefit Hamilton Residents

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Hamilton

Conf. Date:

10/31/19

Deadline Date:

11/02/19

Description:

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Grants to Ontario nonprofit organizations, community associations, artists and other groups for programs and projects that benefit Hamilton residents. Funding is intended for programs in the focus areas of agriculture, arts, communities, culture and heritage, environment, and sports and active lifestyles.

Program Areas:

  • Agriculture Program: To support organizations, events and activities that engage the public to strengthen and celebrate agriculture and its contribution to the economy and quality of life in Hamilton. To encourage action-oriented initiatives across the agriculture community that maintains and builds the strength of the sector.
  • Arts Program: To provide opportunities for residents of Hamilton to enjoy and actively participate in the arts while enhancing social, economic and cultural prosperity; and building strength in the arts sector
  • Communities, Culture and Heritage Program:  To support organizations, events and activities that engage the public in strengthening and celebrating community identity – the people, places and things that make up Hamilton.
  • Community Services Program: To invest in both established and emerging community programs that meet identified community needs, build community capacity, and support the new City of Hamilton’s strategic priorities 2016-2025 through Our Future Hamilton - Community Vision. Please note all new requests for funding, including previously funded Emerging Needs programs, must apply through the Emerging Needs stream.
  • Environment Program: To invest in action-oriented initiatives that:
    • Protect, rehabilitate, or enhance the natural environment
    • Provide residents and visitors to Hamilton with access to natural spaces
    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
    • Address the challenges and/or build resilience to the impacts of climate change
    • Strengthen the local environmental sector or local environmental organizations
  • Sports and Active Lifestyles Program: To provide opportunities for all the people of Hamilton to enjoy and actively participate in sport while enhancing social, economic and cultural opportunities; and building community pride and connection

For a table describing eligible activities within each focus area, see: https://d3fpllf1m7bbt3.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/media/browser/2019-08-31/2020-cef-program-guidelines.pdf#page=8

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144953

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding requests must be within the funding stream maximum and should not exceed 30% of the total program budget.

Funding amounts for grants is dependent on the available budget of the City Enrichment Fund as well as the amount allocated in each program area.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following types of organizations are eligible within the City Enrichment Fund:
- Incorporated not-for-profit organizations
- Organizations with a charitable number
- Community associations
- Unincorporated groups with not-for-profit goals and governance structure
- Creation & Presentation artists and collectives (Arts Program Only)
- Funded activities must take place within the city of Hamilton.

Ineligible Organizations/Ineligible Activities:
- For-profit organizations and ventures
- Religious activities
- Religious organizations*
- Political parties
- Hospitals
- Foundations
- Funding bodies or organizations
- Sports Teams
- Programs or events that promote the City of Hamilton
- Organizations whose activities are deemed to come under the jurisdiction of other levels, divisions, departments or agencies of the City or other governments, i.e. school boards, post-secondary institutions, social service organizations, hospitals, business improvement associations.
- Fundraising activities
- Activities that take place outside of the city of Hamilton
* Funding requests from religious organizations and funding bodies or organizations must demonstrate clear boundaries between its religious / fundraising content and public programming
in both the program details and budget.

Ineligible expenses:
- Capital projects*
- Deficit reduction
- Retroactive activity
- HST
- Programming outside of Hamilton
* Environment Program Capacity Building Stream permits limited capital project expenses.

Applicants with any outstanding City Enrichment Fund Final Reports or other requested follow up material are ineligible for subsequent funding.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Agriculture Information Sessions: This information session is geared to applicants in the Program & Events Stream (formally Operating Grants Stream) of the Agriculture Program. All returning and new applicants are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the application process:
- September 25, 2019: 2 to 3 pm
- October 3, 2019: 2 to 3 pm
Hamilton City Hall
Hamilton Business Centre Boardroom (1st floor)

RSVP to Brian Morris (see details below).

Arts Information Sessions: Review of Creation and Presentation for Artists Stream
September 19, 2019: 6 to 7:30 pm
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Visitors Centre

September 26, 2019: 6 to 7:30 pm: Review of all Arts Program Streams (excluding Creation and Presentation Applicants)
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Visitors Centre

Arts Drop-In sessions. An opportunity to meet one-on-one with the Arts Program Manager:
October 22, 2019: 1 to 4 pm
October 29, 2019: 1 to 4 pm
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Visitors Centre

No registration required. First come first serve.

Communities, Culture and Heritage Workshops:
September 26, 2019: 6 to 7:30 pm: Review of all Communities, Culture and Heritage Program Streams
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Visitors Centre

Communities, Culture and Heritage Drop-In Sessions:
- October 24, 2019: 1 to 4 pm
- October 31, 2019: 1 to 4 pm
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Visitors Centre

No registration required. First come first served.

Community Services Stream - Established Programs: This sessions will provide an overview of the submission requirements for the 2020 City Enrichment Fund programs. New applicants or applicants receiving funds under Emerging Needs Category please attend Emerging needs session:
September 20, 2019: 3 to 5 pm
Hamilton City Hall
2nd Floor - Room 264

September 26, 2019: 4 to 6 pm
Hamilton City Hall
2nd Floor - Room 264

RSVP/Registration is Required: https://cefsept20established.eventbrite.ca/?ref=estw

Emerging Needs and Program Innovation: This session will provide an overview of the submission requirements for the 2020 City Enrichment Fund for new and returning applicants to the Emerging Needs category:
October 17, 2019: 4 to 6 pm
Hamilton City Hall
2nd Floor - Room 264

RSVP required: https://cscefemergingneedsoct17.eventbrite.ca/

Environment Information Sessions: Projects & Programs/ Capacity Building: This session is for potential applicants, new or returning, to the Environment program area:
October 1, 2019: 10 am to 12 noon
October 9, 2019: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Hamilton City Hall
2nd Floor - Room 222

To RSVP, email or call Diedre Rozema.

Sports and Active Lifestyles Information Sessions: This is your opportunity to meet with the Sport and Active Lifestyle Program Manager and discuss specific application questions, budget questions, and/or to troubleshoot the online portal. Recommended: bring a laptop and or copy of your application/budget:

October 1, 2019: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 3rd Floor Boardroom

October 10, 2019: 5 to 7 pm
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – Exact location TBC

No registration required. First come first served.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by November 2, 2019.

Important dates and timeline:
- September 1, 2019: Application intake opens
- September to October 2019: Public information sessions / workshops
- November 2, 2019: Application intake closes
- May 11, 2020: Grants Sub-Committee Meeting

City of Hamilton employees who wish to apply to the City Enrichment Fund must contact the program manager prior to applying. All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact staff prior to submitting an application to discuss their program details.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: http://www.hamilton.ca/cityenrichmentfund

Lisa Branston, City Enrichment Fund Coordinator
905.546.2424 ext. 4524
Grant.Coordinator@hamilton.ca

Brian Morris
brian.morris@hamilton.ca
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5602

Diedre Rozema
diedre.rozema@hamilton.ca
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5089

For a full list of contacts, see:
https://d3fpllf1m7bbt3.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/media/browser/2019-08-31/2020-cef-program-guidelines.pdf#page=7

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