Emergency Fund

The Emergency Fund is available to not-for-profit organizations, unincorporated groups and individuals across all sectors to help adapt services or programs during COVID-19 to meet community needs.

Funds are awarded in two phases

Phase one

The application deadline for phase one has passed and allocations were made in early September 2020.

Phase two

  • Applications now being accepted
  • Application deadline is October 4 by midnight
  • Applications will be awarded by October 30

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 application guide to learn grant requirements, eligibility, and selection criteria

Download the application guide for organizationsDownload the application guide for groupsRead the application guide for individuals

2. Download and complete the application

Download the not-for-profit applicationDownload the unincorporated applicationDownload the individual application

3. Download the cover letter

Download the cover letter

4. Submit completed applications to [email protected] by October 4 at midnight.

Note: Offices will be closed on Friday, October 2 at 4 pm. Please forward any questions or inquiries before this time.

You must meet all criteria in the City of Guelph’s Emergency Fund Guide 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 Emergency Fund are due August 31, 2021.

The Fund Report Form will be posted on the website soon.

For more information

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