Community grants

Community Grants (formerly Wellbeing Grant) provide funding for not-for-profit organizations that support operating costs, events, special programs or projects, or for small capital items that support the quality of life of Guelph residents.

Applications are now closed. Sign up for the community investment mailing list to be notified about funding opportunities.

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.

Included in the Community Grant application is an opportunity to receive additional funds if your organization pays City Fees as part of your operations or project. In the application, you will be asked to describe the City Fees that your organization pays, and you will be automatically considered for the additional funds.

Community Grant Policy

Apply for a Community Grant in five easy steps:

  1. Read the application guide to learn grant requirements, eligibility, and selection criteria.
    Download the Community Grant application guide
  2. Set up a DecisionHub account to access the online grant application
  3. Choose which grant to apply for (operational grant or project), and complete the appropriate application.
    Community Grant application for operational grantCommunity Grant application for project grant
  4. When prompted, you will need to attach a copy of a cover letter and budget form found below.
    Cover letterBudget form operationalBudget form project
  5. Submit completed applications by December 21, 2023 at 4 p.m.

If you are already approved for a 2024 Community Grant as part of a multi-year grant, you can apply separately for the City Fee Reimbursement fund at the link below.

City Fee Reimbursement application for multi-year grant recipients

Alternate application formats are available upon request.

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

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.

Download 2023 reporting template

Reports for 2023 Community Grants are due December 15, 2023.

Alternative formats (including oral reporting) are available upon request.

For more information

Alex Goss, Manager of Community Investment
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
519-822-1260 extension 2675
[email protected]