Please note that the 2023 deadline to apply is Monday, October 16th at 4:30 p.m. Contact the Deputy Treasurer to request an application package.
The Community Grant and Vibrancy Funding policy has been developed to address receipt of vibrancy funding from the wind turbine companies and to establish how these funds will be distributed to address current capital needs of the community while providing sustainable funding for future budgets.
Furthermore, this policy establishes the procedures for the “Community Grant and Vibrancy Funds Program”, which provides limited financial assistance to community groups and organizations within Bluewater to assist with programs, projects, or special events.
The program exists to recognize the value of these groups to the well-being and growth of the community and in helping the municipality retain a strong community focus.
There are two streams of funding available through this policy to provide limited financial assistance to local non-profit organizations: The Community Grant stream and the Community Vibrancy Funding stream.
Organizations will be permitted to submit only one application per year for either the Community Grant stream or the Community Vibrancy stream. Capital projects for municipal property will be funded through the Community Vibrancy Fund only and will be required to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with respect to the funding requests.
All applications, on the appropriate form and with supporting documents, must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 15th each year. If September 15th falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. the following Monday.
Application packages are available at the municipal office by contacting the Deputy Treasurer. Applicants are asked to review the Community Grant and Vibrancy Funding Policy prior to applying.
Although applications are due in September, they are considered during municipal budget discussions for the following year. For example, an application received in September 2023 will be awarded funding in 2024 if successful.
Applications can be brought to the municipal office or mailed. If mailing, the application must be received by our office by the deadline.
The Municipality of Bluewater
14 Mill Ave
Zurich, ON N0M 2T0
At the completion of the project, you are expected to submit a Project Evaluation Form.