Community Development Grant Applications Due March 31

Posted on Tuesday February 06, 2018

Call for 2018 Community Development Grant Applications Open Until March 31

Grants of up to $25,000 available to local causes that benefit the Town

Local community and non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life of Whitby residents are encouraged to apply for the Town’s 2018 Community Development Grant Programs.

The Lead Cause grant of up to $25,000 for the Mayor’s Golf Tournament and community grants of up to $5,000 are available. The deadline for all 2018 applications is March 31.

In 2017, the Town provided over $150,000 in grants to more than 30 local community organizations through the Mayor’s Community Development Fund (MCDF) and Performing Arts Community Development Fund (PACDF).

“We are proud to have contributed to a wide variety of important causes and initiatives that help keep Whitby a vibrant, safe and caring community,” said Mayor Don Mitchell. “This year, we look forward to once again supporting as many organizations as possible.”

Already this year, the two lead causes for the Mayor’s 2018 Fundraiser have been selected and awarded as follows:

  • $25,000 to Epilepsy Durham Region – to support their Clinic to Community (C2C) Project, a co-ordinated care approach that better connects socially isolated people living with epilepsy to the epilepsy community; and,
  • $15,000 to the Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association – for the purchase of new emergency equipment that help improve the Association’s ability to quickly respond to emergencies on the water in the Whitby community.

All applications are reviewed by a Council-appointed citizens committee according to evaluation guidelines approved by Council. High priority is given to community-focused activities with a strong, local presence and those that promote inclusion and civic engagement.

For application guidelines or to fill out an application form, interested groups or individuals can visit whitby.ca/communityfunds.