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Project Grants FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Centre Wellington Community Foundation? 

The Centre Wellington Community Foundation (CWCF) is a public, charitable foundation created for and by the people of Centre Wellington.  Our mission is to strengthen the Centre Wellington community by helping donors to achieve their giving goals, and by helping local Registered Charities and non-profit organizations partnering with registered Charities find resources to support their important work.

  1. What are CWCF Project Grants?

CWCF Project Grants are aimed at providing grants (maximum of $1,000) to charitable organizations in Centre Wellington to support their programs and to help them achieve their goals.

  1. Who can apply for CWCF Project Grants?

Organizations within the Township of Centre Wellington who are doing work to support the health, well-being, and sustainability of citizens and/or the environment can apply for a grant. All grant applicants must either be a registered charity or partner with another organization that does have registered charitable status.  Another option for organizations that are not registered charities is to apply for a grant in collaboration with the Township of Centre Wellington.  If you think your project might be a good fit to apply in collaboration with the Township, you must contact us first, and we will discuss your idea and put you in touch with the contact person at the Township.

  1. What kind of projects will you be willing to fund?

Grants for 2018 should support projects that better our community.  CWCF produces its Centre Wellington Vital Signs report to identify potential areas to guide our funding decisions.  Additional criteria regarding the types of projects that we fund and what we do not fund may be included in the grant application form.

  1. When is the deadline?

The CWCF Project Grants application program opens on April 1, 2018.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 1, 2018, 5:00PM.

  1. When will we find out if our application was successful?

Decisions about the grants will be made in May 2018.  All applicants will be contacted at that time.  Public announcements about the grants will be made at our Annual Public Meeting June 6, 2018.

  1. Will we have to report on how we used the funds?

Yes, as part of being accountable to our donors, we will require a short report (text, pictures, etc.) on how your organization used the grant and how the grant supported your organization’s goals. Details on reporting will be discussed with successful applicants.

  1. If our application is successful, do we have to acknowledge the funding source on our project and project-related materials?

Yes, you can download an electronic version of our logo to use on your project and related materials.  By raising awareness about the Foundation through the creative and meaningful projects supported by Project Grants, we can build a stronger foundation that can, in turn, help to build a stronger community. The guidelines and logo are covered under Grant Recognition page on our website which is located under “Granting”.

  1. Our organization has received a CWCF Project Grant before; can we apply for another one in 2018?


  1. If I have a need outside of the granting period, do I have to wait until the next deadline to apply?

The CWCF Project Grants deadline allow us to best match available funds with requests, however, we are always willing to consider special requests.  Please send an email to grants@cwfoundation.ca or call us at 1-888-713-4083 if you have a special situation.

  1. Can I talk to someone about my idea and my application?

Absolutely!  In fact, we encourage you to contact us about your idea prior to submitting your final grant application.  You can either send an e-mail to grants@cwcfoundation.ca or call our number at 1-888-713-4083 (please leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible). You can also download CWCF Project Grants FAQ 2018.

You are invited to attend an open information session co-hosted by the Township of Centre Wellington and CWCF. The session will occur on:

March 12, 2018 at 7.00 pm
Centre Wellington Sportsplex, Boardroom A

Thank you for your interest in CWCF Project Grants

We look forward to hearing from you!