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meafordThe Municipality of Meaford's 2018 Community Grant application period is closing August 31, 2018. The 2018 tax supported budget includes money 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.

The first intake of applications was considered by Council in May. The second intake will close on August 31, 2018. 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 www.meaford.ca/communitygrants. New this year, Meaford Council has requested that all organizations applying for grants make a short presentation.

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.

source: media release, Municipality of Meaford

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