snow muni ops ctr270The Municipality of Meaford’s 2018 Community Grant application period is now open. The 2018 tax supported budget includes $40,000 to support community partners providing programs, services, and events to the residents and visitors of the Municipality of Meaford.

This recognition and financial support allows these groups to leverage other funding and support volunteer contributions.

Two intakes are established in the spring and the fall. The four grant categories include civic events (such as Canada Day), festivals and fairs, community one-time projects, and community programs (limited to 20% of administrative costs).

Applications will be evaluated based on the following:

      Demonstrated need

      Contributions to the community

      Promotion of the Municipality's vision, values, and strategic priorities

      Good financial management and organizational ability

      Other partners, other sources of funding, support of volunteers.

Forms are available at the Municipal Office located at 21 Trowbridge Street West, or on the municipal website at New this year, Meaford Council has requested that all organizations applying for grants make a short presentation.

The deadline for the spring intake is Friday, April 13, 2018.  The deadline for the second intake is Friday, August 31, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed by staff for consideration and approval by Council in keeping with the policy and approved budget.