Applications for 2019 are now closed.
The County Foundation is pleased to announce a grants program funded by the Jack and Ruby Lockyer Ward Fund that was established in 2015. Each year the fund will award up to $5,000, to a Prince Edward County entity to support a program or project that is intended to advance the quality of life of the people who live and work in The County. More than one project might be considered. The award, which is not intended to supplement general revenues, will be adjudicated by The County Foundation’s pool of grants committee members.
Program and Projects in the following grant focus areas will be considered:
- Health and Human Services
- Arts and Culture
- Sports and Recreation
- Vital Signs Priority Areas as articulated in the 2013 Vital Signs Report available here
Previous Recipients of Grants from this Fund
- The Prince Edward County Hospital Foundation
- Hospice Prince Edward Foundation
- The Prince Edward County Community Foundation
The fund requires applicant organizations to provide matching funds against the grant amount. This can be volunteer time; other Grant money; in-kind contributions; registration fees or any other source of funds that will ensure success of the program/project.
Application should include the following components:
- Application Form
- In the form of a letter/memo to the grants committee. No more than four (4) pages. Outline the project/program that the organization is intending to offer. Provide details on nature of the project; target audience; value to the broader community; dates and times if applicable; how it will be promoted; who partners are. Be specific. Make a strong case for how our community will improve with this offering.
- Provide a one-page budget for the program/project and specifically note what the funds from the fund will be used towards. List matching funds on this budget. Be specific.
- A list of the board members and those responsible for the delivery of the program including expertise and experience.
Preference will go organizations from within Prince Edward County with a record of good stewardship and program/project delivery. Newer initiatives will also be considered.
Should you have any questions about this grants process or making application including asking about the appropriateness of any proposed project/program, please contact:
The County Foundation
The Applicant must be a qualified donee as defined by the Income Tax Act, or be working in collaboration with a qualified donee. qualified donees include registered charities, municipalities, school and universities and other categories. If you are uncertain about your charitable status, you can visit the Canada Revenue Agency at: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng.html
- Projects/Programs must be of benefit to residents of PEC and from grant focus areas of interest.
- The applicant organization must have a Board of Directors (or a well-defined accountable committee) based in the geographic area of Prince Edward County.
- Projects/programs must have a well-defined purpose and take place, and reported back, within one year of receiving the grant.
Successful projects/programs will be characterized by many of the following characteristics:
- They build on existing community strengths and assets.
- They respond to identified local needs; provide demonstrable enrichment to the community.
- They use resources efficiently and effectively.
- They involve meaningful partnerships.
- They strive for a significant and/or lasting impact.
- They benefit as wide of an audience as possible within the PEC community.
- They show innovation, creativity, thoughtfulness, and a degree of risk.
Grants will not be given to:
- Cover deficits or retire debts.
- Funds projects outside of Prince Edward County
- Provide endowment funds.
- Sectarian, religious, or political entities or for such purposes.
- Annual fund drives for sustaining support.
- Support the operating expenses of established organizations or programs.
The organization agrees to provide a written report within one year of grant being given that provides a narrative on successes; recognition to the fund and The County Foundation; usage; and a financial report showing expenses and how the money was spent.