Community grants

Each year the City of Guelph allocates funding to not-for-profit organizations to support the work they do in improving community wellbeing.

Eligible organizations can apply for funding that supports operating costs, events, special programs or projects, or for small capital items that support the quality of life of Guelph residents.

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Grant applications are evaluated based on the:

  • Benefit it will have on the lives of Guelph residents
  • Community support for your organization and its programs, projects and events
  • Sustainability and need for funding

You must meet all criteria in the City of Guelph’s Community Grant Policy to be a recipient. All funding is subject to City Council budget approval.

Community Grant Program Policy

Reporting on a grant

If 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.

Reports for 2020 grants are due November 30, 2020.

The Grant Report Form and Guide will be posted on the website soon.

Interested in applying for a Community Grant?

Applications for 2020 funding have closed. Check back in early fall 2020 for details on how to apply.

For more information

Alex Goss, Manager of Community Investment
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
519-822-1260 extension 2675
communitygrant@guelph.ca