THE FINE PRINT. REGULATIONS AND INSURANCE.
Here’s what you need to know if your project uses a public space (i.e. a County street or park) versus a private space.
- For neighbourhood projects that use public spaces, parks or streets, applicants are required to adhere to all municipal bylaws and insurance requirements.
- You must obtain liability insurance prior to your project start date.
- For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2V6jCH4
Projects that take place on private property are not required to provide a certificate of insurance. However, it is recommended that applicants inquire with their own insurance providers to determine what type of coverage may be required.
WHAT ABOUT AN EVENT THAT INVOLVES FOOD?
- Consider having food prepared offsite, such as potluck, self-catered or prepared by a caterer.
- If you are preparing food in a park or street, a temporary food permit, and cleansing stations, are required.
OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS.
- The primary focus of Neighbourhood Small Grants is to fund projects that build relationships between neighbours and increasing residents’ involvement within their local community.
- Your project must take place within The County in your own neighbourhood.
- If you’re inviting media to your event download and return the Media Release Form [link coming soon]
- Ask permission of project participants before taking photos or recording videos at your event. Ask participants to sign the waiver [link coming soon] so that images can be used by The County Foundation.
- Acknowledge The County Foundation’s support of your event by displaying The County Foundation logo on event posters &/or other project promotional materials.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE EVENT?
We need you to complete our simple 2020 Neighbourhood Small Grant evaluation. [link coming soon] Include a copy of all project expense receipts, photos or videos and a written summary of your event including number of participants and volunteers.
- Email the evaluation report to us at The County Foundation: email@example.com
- You must return any unused grant money to The County Foundation.
All 2020 Neighbourhood Small Grant project leaders are warmly welcomed to take part in a celebratory
event in June 2020. Meet your neighbours from across the County and share your project story!
WHAT’S THE PROJECT APPROVAL PROCESS?
Your small grant application will be reviewed by a Neighbourhood Grants Committee made up of local neighbourhood volunteers from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Volunteer committee members review all applications and decide which projects to fund.
Funding announcements will be made on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Resources for Neighbourhood project leads:
- Project Leader Handbook [link coming soon]
- Photo Waiver [link coming soon]
- Media Release Form [link coming soon]
- Expense Tracking Sheet [link coming soon]
- The County Foundation Logo