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Community Impact Funding

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits to Address Poverty, Support Youth,
and Build a Stronger Community in Northumberland County

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Northumberland United Way

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

01/17/20 Noon


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Grants starting at $10,000 to Ontario nonprofit organizations to benefit the Northumberland County community and address its greatest needs. An Expression of Interest is required prior to submission of a full application. Eligible projects will align with the following focus areas: strengthening communities, addressing poverty, and supporting children, youth, and their families.

All funding is disbursed to programs and services that clearly align with United Way’s focus areas and investment strategies.

NUW has identified three focus areas to invest in the community where it has learned that there is the greatest need, and where it feels it is well-positioned to make a positive impact. These focus areas and investment strategies are:

Poverty to Possibility

  • Assist people to maintain housing and meet basic needs
  • Support those at risk of homelessness
  • Support training for employment opportunities

All That Kids Can Be

  • Support learning life skills
  • Increase inclusion in recreational opportunities and physical activities
  • Support mental health wellness through prevention and early intervention

Strong Communities

  •  Support access to information and/or resources
  •  Increase mental health support
  • In addition to the focus areas identified above, there are more detailed investment strategies and outcomes within each area.

These investment strategies are designed to address issues that really matter in Northumberland County. They are based on consultation with local residents, expert stakeholders, and local research.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158053

Estimated Size of Grant:

$10,000 or more

Term of Contract:

Funding is for July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An eligible organizations
- Is incorporated as a nonprofit and has a registered charitable number, or is a nonprofit organization, partnering with a registered charity.
- Has an active, community-based board of directors or is affiliated with a national and/or provincial head office through a local management group
- Provides services which directly benefit the Northumberland County community
- Can demonstrate fiscal and managerial responsibility
- Can demonstrate financial need
- Makes services available without discrimination

Ineligible applicants and activities:
- The regularly funded activities within a school, college, or university
- The regularly funded activities of a hospital
- Political party activities
- Religious activities
- Capital expenditures
- Deficit funding
- An Individual

Pre-Application Information:

The first step is for interested applicant organizations to complete an Expression of Interest and submit it to NUW by noon on Thursday, September 26th, 2019. This Expression of Interest will be evaluated using standard scoring tools by a small committee of staff and volunteers to ensure the process is bias-free, transparent, and consistent.

Applicants who qualify and pass the first step (Expression of Interest) of the process will be invited to submit a full application, the second step of the process. Applications will be forwarded to the invited applicants by Friday, November 29, 2019. Completed applications will be due at noon on Thursday, January 17th, 2020.

Some applicant organizations may be asked to complete an interview. It is important to note that the invitation to submit a full application does not guarantee funding and could include partially funding a request.

- August 2019: Expression of Interest (EOI) opens
- September 26, 2019: Expressions of Interests due by noon.
- November 29, 2019: Invitation to successful applicants to submit the full application
- January 17, 2020: Applications due by noon.
- April 2020: United Way will notify applicant organizations of funding decisions
- July 1, 2020: Distribution of funds to begin

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:
Fax: (905) 372-4417
Northumberland United Way
62 Swayne Street
Cobourg, ON K9A 1K5


Grant Coverage Areas:

Northumberland County

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario