How to Apply
Applications for 2019 are now closed.
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 three (3) pages. Outline the project/program that the organization is intending to offer. Provide details on nature of the project; target audience; dates and times if applicable. How it will be promoted.
- 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 as specific as possible.
- A list of the board members and those responsible for the delivery of the program including expertise and experience.
Preference will go recognized Prince Edward County Arts organizations with a record of good stewardship and program/project delivery. Newer initiatives will also be considered.
Should you have any questions about this application, 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 arts community and residents of PEC.
- The applicant organization must have a Board of Directors (or a well-defined accountable committee) based in the geographic area defined above.
- 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 arts organizations and 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 arts community.
- They show innovation, creativity, thoughtfulness, and a degree of risk.
Grants will not be given to:
- Cover deficits or retire debts.
- 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.