City awards $289,200 to local not-for-profit organizations
Wellbeing Grants support 51 community organizations
Guelph, Ont., February 8, 2017 – The City of Guelph is pleased to award $289,200 to 51 local not-for-profit organizations through its Wellbeing Grant Program.
The grants support a variety of programs and services aligned with the goals identified by the community including increasing democratic participation, increasing the city’s living standards, promoting healthy living, improving community vitality, and supporting endeavours in arts and culture, leisure, education, and environment.
“The City is pleased to contribute financially to various local organizations committed to improving the well-being of Guelph residents through the important programs and services they provide,” says Alex Goss, manager of Community Investment.
This year, the City received requests for more than $725,000 in funding. After reviewing the 73 applications, the grant allocation panel, made up of eight citizens with expertise in community benefit organizations, awarded $122,150 to 21 human and social services applicants; $128,050 to 23 arts and culture applicants; $16,500 to four recreation and sport applicants; and $22,500 to three miscellaneous (including environmental and cross-sectoral) applicants. The maximum funding allocation per applicant is $15,000.
The list of 2017 grant recipients is available at guelph.ca/grants.