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CWCF Mini-Grant Program Applications Open March 1, 2016

March 01, 2016 – Centre Wellington ON – For Immediate Release  

The Centre Wellington Community Foundation (CWCF) is launching its fifth Mini-Grant program with the goal of providing numerous grants of up to $1000 to various charities working in Centre Wellington. Since 2012 the foundation has provided over 60 grants (40 of them mini-grants of up to $1000) to local projects and initiatives .

“We will be accepting applications for the 2016 mini-grants offered by the Foundation starting March 1, 2016. This year the selection criteria will be based on the outcome from the 2015 Vital Signs report namely; Gap between Rich and Poor, Belonging and Leadership, Arts and Culture,” commented Kathie Butcher, chair of the CWCF Granting Committee. “The Vital Signs report, which was delivered to all households in Centre Wellington by the Wellington Advertiser in October 2015, will also be used as a tool for further attention and action in helping grow and improve our community”.  For a copy of the Vital Signs 2015 report visit http://cwcfoundation.ca/vital-signs.

The mini-grant program will welcome applications from local registered non-profits that are building community capacity in the granting priority areas of CWCF. The grants can be used to support operational or project costs. All Mini-Grant applicants must be either a registered charity or must partner with an organization that has charitable status.

Full application details can be found at http://cwcfoundation.ca/granting. Applications are due by April 01, 2016 and winners will be announced at a public Community Gathering and Mini Grant Award ceremony on May 12, 2016 at Aboyne Hall, Wellington County Museum and Archives.

For those interested in applying for a Mini-Grant, you are invited to attend an open information session co-hosted by the Township of Centre Wellington and CWCF. The session will occur on Thursday March 10, 2016 at 7:00-8:00 PM in the mezzanine at the Fergus Sportsplex. If your organization requires a charitable partner for your application, you are strongly encouraged attend the session to learn how the Township could potentially be a co-applicant for your project.

[Note, click for a PDF of this media release: CWCF 2016 Mini-Grants Open to Applications from March 1, 2016