The Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services (RCFS) and Community and Social Services (CSSD) Departments are partnering on a call for proposals for 2019 one-time, non-renewable, project funding, for two streams:
- Recreation Funding, Youth at Risk Project Funding
- Community Project Funding*
As part of the 2019 Budget, Council approved the creation of a $400,000 one-time, non-renewable, youth at-risk project fund in Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services, as well as the creation of a $100,000 one-time, non-renewable, one-year project fund in Community Funding, Community and Social Services.
*Only agencies not currently receiving funding from the City of Ottawa’s Community and Social Services, Renewable Community Funding envelope will be eligible to apply for Community Project Funding.
Deadline to apply: April 26, 2019 at 4pm - Maximum amount of funding per project:
Recreation Funding - up to $100,000
Community Project Funding - up to $20,000
How to apply for funding:
All applicants must complete the 2019 One-Time Non-Renewable Project Funding application form and attach all required documentation. Please review the full project funding guidelines and checklist within the application form to ensure your project is eligible. This application is used for both funding streams; you may select the funding stream within the application.
One-Time Non-Renewable Community Project Funding Application - PDF
Note: Please first download the form onto your computer and open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete. Any information added to the form through the web browser will be lost when the form is downloaded to your computer.
City of Ottawa One-Time Non-Renewable Project Funding supports time-limited or pilot projects that address either specified outlined priorities, or new and/or emerging needs in the community.
The focus of the funding is aligned to priorities included in the City of Ottawa Strategic Plan and the City’s Equity and Inclusion Lens. Equity groups include: racialized people; Aboriginal people; women; people with disabilities; older adults; people who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans, two-spirit and queer (LGBTQ+) community; people living in poverty; youth; immigrants; francophones; and people living in rural communities.
2019 Recreation Funding, Youth at Risk Project Funding Priorities:
Projects must be focused on preventing, or intervening with, youth at risk of participating in criminal behavior, through:
- Transforming attitudes, behaviours and beliefs to support a renewed sense of personal potential and self-worth
- Promoting a path toward positive personal or skill development, through: problem solving, conflict resolution, effective communication, self-expression, leadership and mentorship
- Promoting improved quality of life for at-risk youth while intervening in or preventing onset antisocial behaviours, self-harm and substance abuse
2019 Community Project Funding Priorities:
- Promote conditions of equity and inclusion (on the basis of race, ethnicity, income, gender identity, sexual orientation, official language and ability, etc.).
- Promote improved quality of life for people who are low income, at risk, isolated or otherwise marginalized.
- Address a unique or emerging service need, for which defined and demonstrated service gaps exist.
Eligibility of applicants:
Community Project Funding is limited to community based, non-profit organizations that:
- Are at least one of the following:
- An incorporated non-profit organization
- A registered charity
- Sponsored by an incorporated non-profit organization or a registered charity
- Address the appropriate priorities, as defined in the application and based on the selected Funding Stream
- Operate in a non-discriminatory manner, as set out by the Ontario Human Rights Code
- Are governed by a democratically elected Board of Directors or Steering Committee (demonstrated through Annual General Meeting minutes)
- Are in good financial standing with the City of Ottawa
- Are located in and serve the residents of Ottawa
- Have been in existence for more than two years OR are sponsored by an organization that has been in existence for more than five years
Ineligible projects and expenses:
Please see the Application for a full listing of ineligible projects and expenses for both funding streams.
Applicants currently receiving City of Ottawa’s Community and Social Services, Renewable Community Funding will not be eligible for the One-time Non-Renewable Community Project Funding.
How funding decisions are made:
One-Time Non-Renewable Community Project Funding applications will be assessed through an allocation committee process.
Eligible projects will be evaluated based on their capacity to:
- Respond to the needs of a diverse community
- Address gaps in services
- Respond to an emerging community need
- Foster and leverage partnerships
- Be viable and present a realistic project budget
- Identify clear anticipated outcomes and a plan to monitor and evaluate progress to achieve outcomes
For more information, please email the Community Funding Unit:
Community Funding Unit
Community and Social Service Department
City of Ottawa