Local non-profits receive $279,000 in City funding

Wellbeing Grants awarded to 47 community organizations

Guelph, ON, April 2, 2015 – The City of Guelph is pleased to award $279,400 to 47 local not-for-profit organizations through its Wellbeing Grant Program.

The grants will support a variety of programs and services aligned with the goals identified by the community in Guelph’s Community Wellbeing Initiative. They include: increasing democratic participation, increasing the city’s living standards, promoting healthy living, improving community vitality, and supporting endeavours in arts and culture, leisure, education, and environment.

This year, the City received requests for more than $620,000 in funding. After reviewing the 63 applications, the grant allocation panel, made up of eight citizens with expertise in community benefit organizations, awarded $117,000 to 18 human and social services applicants; $115,400 to 20 arts and culture applicants; $8,000 to two recreation and sport applicants; and $39,000 to seven other (community, environment or health) applicants. The maximum funding allocation per applicant is $15,000.

“The City is pleased to work with and contribute financially to various local organizations committed to improving the well-being of Guelph residents through the important programs and services they provide,” says Barbara Powell, manager, Community Investment and Social Services.

The list of 2015 grant recipients is available at guelph.ca/grants.

For more information

Barbara Powell
Community Investment and Social Services
519-822-1260 extension 2675