The Neighbourhood Matching Fund supports grassroots projects that address a community need in this city.
How do I apply?
Applications will be available starting Feb. 16, 2017.
The program overview offers details on eligibility criteria, match information, procedures and rating scale.
Who can apply?
- Community members who form a committee for the purpose of a specific project
- A community group that is already formed (i.e. a neighbourhood association)
- The applicant must have an open democratic membership and must actively seek involvement from area residents
Projects that focus on the arts, education, environment, history, public safety, place-making, community building or recreation are eligible for a grant.
Clair Hills Community Association Winter Classic
The Clair Hills Winter Classic is just one example of a successful community building event made possible with the help of the neighbourhood matching fund.
Here are some other examples of projects that may be eligible for a grant:
- MacGregor Albert Neighbourhood Association hosted a welcome student BBQ, gym night, a holiday party, a tour through Lucinda House and a neighbourhood potluck to celebrate its status as newly-formed neighbourhood association;
- Westvale Community Association held an outdoor movie night in its neighbourhood park; and
- Mavis Chan, a resident of the City of Waterloo and a student at the University of Waterloo, facilitated interactive sessions to encourage university students to vote in municipal, provincial and federal elections.
- Existing community groups - such as a neighbourhood association or groups that form to work on a specific project
- New projects that need one-time funding
- Projects based in Waterloo in a neighbourhood or specific place
- Projects that are accessible and inclusive, and benefit the community
- Projects that will be completed in one year
This grant program gives grants of up to $3,000, which you must match. That means that for every $1 you request, you must put in at least $1 of cash, donated professional services or materials, or volunteer labour.
Please review the program overview for more information.
Visit the neighbourhood matching fund blog for information on neighbourhood matching fund projects.