United Way Perth-Huron new ini­tia­tive grants are open for 2018

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Strat­ford, ON – Is your or­ga­ni­za­tion aware of lo­cal is­sues that need to be ad­dressed? Are you con­sid­er­ing how to best­de­liver ser­vices to the com­mu­nity?

It’s these ques­tions that United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) is look­ing to an­swer through their New Ini­tia­tive Grants. “The New Ini­tia­tive Grant process is a great op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity,” says UWPH Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Ryan Erb.

“It’s a way to re­spond to emerg­ing needs, test ser­vice mod­els, sup­port smaller projects and help pi­lot new ones.”

New Ini­tia­tive Grants pro­vide up to $20,000 for one year for projects de­vel­oped by reg­is­tered Cana­dian char­i­ties or not­for-prof­its who are plan­ning to, or al­ready de­liver, so­cial and com­mu­nity ser­vices in Perth and/or Huron County.

Ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est can be sub­mit­ted to UWPH un­til Fri­day, Novem­ber 23, 2018 at 5 pm. Sub­mis­sions will then be re­viewed based on el­i­gi­bil­ity re­quire­ments and or­ga­ni­za­tions will be no­ti­fied whether or not their ini­tia­tive has been ap­proved to move on to the full ap­pli­ca­tion stage. Full ap­pli­ca­tions are then sub­mit­ted by Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9, 2018 at mid­night.

This past year’s re­cip­i­ent, the Lo­cal Com­mu­nity Food Cen­tre, re­ceived a grant for their New­comer’s Com­mu­nity Kitchen to bring new­com­ers along with their spon­sors and friends to­gether over a meal. The food, pre­pared by the par­tic­i­pants, pro­vides an oc­ca­sion to min­gle and meet new friends. “The grant gave the Lo­cal the op­por­tu­nity to ad­dress a gap in lo­cal ser­vices,” says Erb. “We’re look­ing for­ward to see­ing what plans or­ga­ni­za­tions have to help us ad­dress needs in their com­mu­ni­ties.”

For more de­tails, please visit www.perth­huron.unit­ed­way.ca/fund­ing, or con­tact Me­gan Par­tridge (Di­rec­tor Gov­er­nance & Com­mu­nity Im­pact) at 519-271-7730 ext. 225 or mpar­tridge@perth­huron.unit­ed­way.ca

United Way Perth­Huron is 100 per­cent lo­cal and works to in­spire last­ing change. It helps al­most 50 sup­ported part­ners lo­cally.

United Way is the re­gion’s largest non-gov­ern­ment fun­der and a val­ued ad­vo­cate, in­cu­ba­tor, re­searcher, and plan­ner.

To do­nate, call 519271-7730 or 1-877-8188867, mail to 32 Erie Street, Strat­ford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit perth­huron.unit­ed­way.ca

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