Community organizations can now submit requests to Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF) for non-profit human service programs and initiatives that improve the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents. Applicants should describe how they will integrate the latest COVID-19 public health guidelines and how their program or initiative aligns with Halton’s overall approach to community safety and well-being.
“We are pleased to support the important work of local not-for-profit organizations through the Halton Region Community Investment Fund,” said Regional President Gary Carr. “I want to thank these organizations for providing essential services to some of our most vulnerable residents and for working with us to make Halton a safe and healthy community.
Funding is available in the form of annual and multi-year grants in two categories:
- Category 1: Provides up to one year of funding, up to a maximum of $ 30,000. Community non-profit, charitable or unincorporated organizations can apply to fund short-term, small-capital and / or innovative projects.
- Category two: Provides up to three years of funding to registered charities for programs and initiatives.
Organizations that meet the eligibility criteria can apply under each funding category. The initial application deadline for both categories is Monday November 1, 2021 at 2 p.m. Additional opportunities to apply for HRCIF funding will be available in 2022 for programs and initiatives that help meet emerging community needs.
The region will host three virtual information sessions to help community organizations learn about FIRH and the application process:
- Friday September 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Wednesday September 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday October 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information on the HRCIF guidelines, upcoming virtual information sessions and the application process, please visit the HRCIF webpage to halton.ca or call 311.