Hey neighbour! Got an idea for your hamlet, village or town? (Part 1 of 2)

New FREE small grants are now available! 2020 Neighbourhood Small Grants can help you make the County a better place to live. Get a friend and host a free local event with a $50 to $500 grant. 

  • Do you and a friend have small yet mighty ideas for the County? 
  • Want to host a street party or social event? 
  • Keen to teach a free yoga class at your local town hall? 
  • Ready to spring clean a road in your ward? 
  • Have an event idea to celebrate diversity?

Make it happen this May!  From Athol to Waupoos and everywhere in between, neighbours will be using small grants to host events this May. A grant is money we give you to bring your project to life. You must apply for the grant, but you do not need to pay the money back.

Create a free local event. Get it funded. Invite your neighbours. Make ideas come to life this May.

Got questions? Contact us at tony.walton@thecountyfoundation.ca

Apply now for a 2020 Neighbourhood Small Grant
2020 small grant applications close at noon Friday, February 28, 2020

Make May 2020 awesome. Host an event with a free small grant.

When people feel a sense of belonging, they’re more likely to get involved in activities that make it a better place. Community activities support happiness and well-being. We know you have small but powerful ideas to bring the County together. That’s why we’re giving free grants of $50 to $500 to support County projects. 


  • Online applications close at noon Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Find out if you get a free grant on Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Host your event, share your project, have fun with your neighbours during May 2020


  • Applications are open to any Prince Edward County residents.
  • Each project must have two applicants as leads. The two applicants must belong to the same neighbourhood and live at different addresses.
  • Your project must take place in your County hamlet, village, town or ward.
  • Registered organizations and businesses are not eligible to apply.


  • Projects must be free to attend and participate in. We encourage applications for projects that are accessible to people with disabilities and inclusive of all people.
  • You may not fundraise for other projects and/or organizations during your event. However, we encourage you to seek donations or gifts in kind from local businesses to help support your project.
  • You cannot sell products or services at the event nor gain financially.
  • Large capital projects including building and maintenance of public assets such as playgrounds or purchasing equipment such as computers are not eligible.
  • Projects involving psychotherapy and counseling support are not eligible.
  • Grant money may not be used to purchase alcohol.
  • You must begin your project after the grant decision is made. Projects are not supported retroactively.
  • While some projects may continue year-round, it is expected that your NSG grant money is spent by May 31, 2020.


  • Grant requests for projects are expected to be under $500.
  • You may not profit financially from your project. 
  • Grant money may be used to pay people for services (also called honorariums) to help with the project. An example may be a carpenter or face painter. 
  • Total honorarium(s) may not be more than $100 per project. 
  • You are responsible for keeping expense receipts to account for all project costs.

(See Part 2 for further details)