Community grants

2020 Community Grant funding is now closed. All funding is subject to City Council budget approval. Grant applicants will be notified of their application decision in mid-February 2020.

About the Community Grant Program

Each year the City of Guelph allocates grant funding to not-for-profit organizations to support the work that they do.  If you are an organization looking for financial support you may be able to apply for a Community Grant. This program is for incorporated not-for-profit organizations, with or without charitable status that can show how their work will improve community wellbeing.

Eligible organizations can apply for small operating, project or capital grant funding. This means grants can be used for core operating funding, one-off events, special programming or projects, or for small capital items.

The grant applications are evaluated based on the organization’s overall contribution to the grant program goals, the organization’s track record, and the need of the organization in the community. Organizations must meet all criteria in the City of Guelph’s Community Grant Policy.

Community Grant Program Policy

Reporting on a grant award

If your application is successful and you receive a grant, your organization will be required to report on how the grant was used and what it helped achieve for the community. To find out more about this report, please see the grant reporting form and guidance information.

Reports are due by the last Friday in November of the same year for which the grant is awarded.  For example, if a grant is awarded in January 2019, the grant recipient must provide a completed report by November 29, 2019. 

189 KBCommunity Grant reporting form

For more information

Alex Goss, Manager of Community Investment
519-822-1260 extension 2675 or extension 5618