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Chatham Kent Community Foundation Grant

Grants to Chatham-Kent, Ontario Registered Charitable
Organizations for Projects to Benefit the Local Community

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Foundation / Corporation

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Chatham Kent Community Foundation (CKCF)

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Grants to Chatham-Kent, Ontario registered charitable organizations for projects to benefit the local community. Funding is intended for the following areas of interest: arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services, and recreation.

Preference is given to projects that:

  1. Encourage more efficient use of community resources
  2. Are aimed at developing, testing and implementing new approaches and solutions to community problems
  3. Are developed collaboratively with other organizations, agencies or volunteer groups to promote co-ordination, co-operation and the elimination of duplicate services.
  4. Promote volunteer participation and civic engagement.
  5. Increase organizational and community capacity building.

Capital projects involving real property or chattels will be considered if:

  1. There is a demonstrated need.
  2. Assets that, by virtue of property ownership, will fall under the ownership of an organization funded directly by the rate payer, will be considered for funding only where the applicant is a charitable partner organization and the project is intended for use by the broader community and would not otherwise be undertaken by the rate payer supported organization.
  3. Assets being acquired are for new or enhanced program initiatives or are intended to introduce new technologies for the purposes of efficiency.
  4. Improvements to and or installations proposed to facilities or property not owned by the applicant organization are accompanied by proof of permission by the owner, eg. Letter of Permission, Land Use Agreement, Copy of Board approved motion or resolution etc.

First Nations projects will be considered if located within traditional aboriginal land in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145724

Term of Contract:

Grants may be made through multi-year disbursements.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only registered charitable organizations will be considered for grants.

Grants are not normally made to have the effect of providing sponsorship or contribution to fund raising events by other charitable organizations.

Grants are not usually made to support the normal annual operating costs of organizations or core services that are otherwise directly or indirectly, publicly funded. Enhanced services that are not core funded or part of regular operating are eligible.

Grants are not made to establish or increase endowment funds and are not usually paid to other charitable foundations except as part of a capital specific campaign or as described in individual donor designated agreements.

Grants are not made to organizations for the delivery of direct religious or political activity or to make improvements to facilities that are to be used primarily for the delivery of these activities.

Pre-Application Information:

- Spring: March 31 of any given year
- Fall: September 30 of any given year
- Notifications by email for the fall cycle of grants are made in early December and notifications for the spring cycle of grants are made in late May and early June.
- The money will be paid within a few weeks of notification of the success of the grant application. Recipients are encouraged to attend the Foundation’s annual meeting in June to be congratulated and recognized and to participate in media coverage as the Foundation may arrange. This helps get the word out about the work of both the Foundation and the recipient organization in the community and encourages interest from other applicants

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Direct questions to:
Hugh Logan, Executive Director

The Chatham Kent Community Foundation
P. O. Box 35
Chatham, Ontario
N7M 5K1

Grant Coverage Areas:

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario