Emergency Fund

The City of Guelph provided $178,700 to 18 organizations, unincorporated groups and individuals through the second phase of this year’s Emergency Fund, an initiative created to support local economic recovery.

The City of Guelph invites businesses and organizations impacted by COVID-19, as well as individuals working to address community needs, to apply for funding as part of Guelph’s economic recovery plan.

Phase three

  • Applications now being accepted
  • Application deadline is November 8, 2021 by 4 p.m.
  • Funds will be awarded December 2021

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • What new programs or modification of existing programs they have created to benefit residents during the pandemic and the recovery afterwards.
  • How they have positively contributed to the quality of life of residents as a result of their work, with alignment to the Emergency Fund program goals.
  • How they have supported the community in financial and non-financial ways and their collaboration with other organizations.
  • Their need for financial assistance.

Apply for the Emergency Fund in three easy steps

  1. Read the Program Overview and Application Guide to learn about eligibility, the application process and assessment criteria.
    Download the Emergency Fund Program OverviewDownload the Emergency Fund Application Guide: not-for-profitDownload the Emergency Fund Application Guide: Unincorporated groups/individuals
  2. Download and complete the application.
    Download the non-for-profit applicationDownload the unincorporated group/individual application
  3. Complete the cover letter
    Download the cover letter
  4. Submitting completed applications and cover letter to [email protected] by November 8, 2021 at 4 p.m.

You must meet all criteria in the City of Guelph’s Emergency Fund program overview to be a recipient.

Reporting on funding

If you receive funding, you will be required to report on how the funds were used and the success in reaching the Emergency Fund goals stated in your application.

Reports for the 2021 Emergency Fund are due August 31, 2022. The Fund Report Form will be posted on the website in the spring of 2022.

For more information

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