Grants are made to organizations which are registered as charities with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, and that have been in operation for at least one year. Grants may also be made to groups sponsored by such organizations.
All applications are considered on merit and in light of funds available for distribution. The Board may, at its discretion, set guidelines for the use of funds to reflect its priorities and the changing needs in the community.
Due to the limited resources of the Community Fund, grants are not generally allocated to the same organization more than twice in five years. Sponsorship of a smaller or newer organization will not jeopardize the sponsoring organization’s own eligibility for grants.