Twice annually, the Town of Hinton accepts funding applications from non-profit organizations through the Community Grant Program.This Ask the Town has been prepared to offer residents, and potential applicants, further information on this venue to receive support for projects that make our community better. From 1999 to now, the Town of Hinton has provided $1.58 million in funding to local non-profit organizations through the Quality of Life and Community Grant programs.
The Community Grant Program is funded by the proceeds from Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) in Hinton. The Town has seen reduced ATE revenue over the last year, resulting in a decrease in the Community Grant Fund to $54,045 in 2019 split between the two intakes.For the April 1, 2019 intake non-profits will apply for portions of the $27,025 in available funding.
What does the Community Grant Program do?The Community Grant Program provides funds for: one-time projects and initiatives, operating expenses of organizations in their development stages, and events for residents and visitors.How are submissions judged?Applications will be ranked on the following criteria: needs assessment, analysis and planning with measurable targets and outcomes, cost-benefit value, degree of financial need of applicant/how much self-help, demonstration of thorough project plan, number of people impacted and how, financial stability and planning, and credible previous management of project/activity/organization.What type of project is eligible for Community Grant Program funding?Each project or request must meet the following eligibility requirements: funding request is at or between $1,000 - $10,000, funds support eligible expenditures, funding is approved on a matching grant basis, and previous monies received from the Town of Hinton have met reporting requirements.How can I apply?There are now three ways to apply: come to Government Centre and get a physical application, download the fillable PDF, or use the live form on the Town of Hinton website. View all the options at hinton.ca/cgpHow complicated is the application process?The application requires information regarding the organization, the project, finances, and more. To ensure all eligible groups are able to apply, a number of supports have been made available including an online Applicants’ Guide and access to the Hinton Connects team, who can answer questions and provide guidance for preparing applications.Please review the Applicants’ Guide for more information on eligibility and requirements before applying. Visit hinton.ca/CGP today to learn more and get started! You have until Monday, April 1, 2019 to apply!