United Way Perth-Huron new initiative grants are open for 2018
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 email@example.com
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