Annual grant program

2019 Community Wellbeing Grant applications now open

Please note that the Wellbeing Grants Application and process have changed! Please read the Application Guide, Eligibility Checklist, and Application questions carefully.

Incorporated, not-for-profit community organizations are invited to apply to the City of Guelph for 2019 funding.

If you are an organization looking for financial support you may be able to apply for a Wellbeing 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 grant funding to support the core operations of the organization.

The grant applications will be 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 Wellbeing Grant Policy.

How to apply

  • Read the Wellbeing Grant Program Policy and Guidance material in full to determine if your organization and grant request are eligible for the program.
  • Download Eligibility Checklist and Application Form and save to your computer prior to completing.
  • Complete the Application Cover Letter, Eligibility Checklist, and Application Form in full. Please note: The cover letter is a standard letter; do not change the wording on the letter.
  • Send the completed electronic cover letter, Eligibility Checklist, and Application along with required financial documents via email to Please note: Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
  • Note: for regional groups applying for funding specifically for operations in Guelph, please also provide additional financial statements and information that clearly relate to the Guelph operation.

140 KBWellbeing Grant Program Policy – 2017233 KBGrant Application Guide – 2019653 KBGrant Application Cover Letter – 2019’71 KBWellbeing Grant Eligibility Checklist – 2019797 KBWellbeing Grant Application Form – 2019
Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

All funding is subject to City Council budget approval. Grant applicants will be notified of their application decision in mid-March 2019.

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 November 30 of the same year for which the grant is awarded. For example, if a grant is awarded in January 2017, the grant recipient must provide a completed report by November 30, 2017.

167 KBGrant Reporting Form – 2018254 KBGrant Reporting Form Guidance – 2018

Wellbeing Grant Allocation Panel

Information sessions

Two information sessions will be held in September, 2017 to learn more about the Community Wellbeing Grant Program. Potential applicants can email to register for one of the following sessions:

Session 1

Tuesday, September 18
9-11 a.m.
City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph


Session 2

Thursday, September 20
7-9 p.m.
City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph

For more information

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