How Do I Find Out About HRM's Community Grants?
What is HRM's Community Grants Program?
If you are a registered, non-profit organization or a federally registered charity located within HRM, you could be eligible for a one-time grant through HRM’s Community Grants Program. The program helps to create or maintain healthy, safe and cultural communities for residents. The focus of the program is to provide support to local volunteers and to help them develop their programs.
What are some examples of projects that people would need a grant for?
The program provides assistance to projects that focus on:
- Our environment…priorities would be community clean-ups of illegal dumping, pollution prevention, making sure recycling and composting exist at community owned sites, and producing educational material
- Recreation and leisure opportunities…priorities would be children and youth, people who have special needs, seniors, people experiencing financial challenges and people living in rural areas
- Keeping our neighbourhoods safe…priorities include crime prevention and making our neighbourhoods beautiful to help prevent vandalism but also to make people proud of where they live
- Preserving our communities’ history…priorities include a focus on social history
- Growing community diversity… includes a focus on building relationships with newcomers to our neighbourhoods as well as looking for opportunities to bring people from all walks of life together to grow our communities
- Arts and crafts…focuses on emerging artists, promotion, supporting local talent development and original works
How much money is available through the program ?
The money that can be awarded depends on what you need to get your project started. Grants usually range from $1,000 - $5,000. HRM requires written quotes as part of the application process. Larger grants may be awarded for property related projects up to a maximum of $25,000.
How can I find out if my project would be eligible ?
General Eligibility Criteria can be found in the Community Grants Guidebook on our website. The Program opens in January of each year with a deadline for applications of March 31st. Please see the Guidebook on our website for details: www.halifax.ca/grants. Call 490-5469 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Is there anything else I should know?
For HRM Festival and Events grants, contact Civic Events at 490-5739. For information on other community grants,
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