Municipal Community Grant Program
The Municipal Community Grant Program aims to improve the well-being and quality of life of the community and its residents through financial assistance to non-profit, community-based organizations. Municipal Community Grant funding is based on approved funding by County Council during the annual budget deliberations.
The program is intended for non-profit community-based organizations that provide programs and services in the areas of: arts, culture, heritage, recreation, environment, health and human services. The municipality initiated the program to promote the self-sufficiency of community non-profit groups and programs by encouraging those in receipt of funding to become self-supporting. The grant program is based on alignment with the goals and objectives of the municipal Corporate Strategic Plan and the Community Development Strategic Plan.
- The application process is competitive;
- There are more grant applications received than there is available funding;
- Past funding commitments should not be interpreted as a guarantee that future requests will be approved as the focus is on creating self-sufficiency and leveraging of funding.
Through a partnership agreement with the County of Prince Edward, The County Foundation administers all streams of grant applications.
- Grants under $5,000 — Grants up to $5,000 in cash and in-kind use of municipal facilities, and in-kind grants of $1,000 or less towards use of municipal facilities. For these grants, The County Foundation tops up municipal funding by an additional 25%.
- Grants over $5,000 — These are requests for funding for cash and in-kind use of municipal facilities.
The grant application process involves a completed grant application, organizational information summary, previous year’s financial statement, and a grant follow-up report if the organization was awarded a grant in the previous year. All successful applicants are required to submit an accountability report at the end of the financial year.
Applications for the 2022 Municipal Community Grant Program are now closed. See the 2022 recipients below. More information can be found on The County Foundation website.
2022 Grant Recipients
Under $1,000, In-kind
- Bay of Quinte Modern Quilt: $900 to rent the Ameliasburgh Town Hall for member meetings.
- Ghosthole Productions in partnership with Macaulay Heritage Park: $1,000 to extend the Terror at Macaulay Halloween event.
- “Miss Supertest” Annual Commemorative Main Street: $255 to hang the banner across Picton Main Street.
- Music at Port Milford Canada Inc.: $330.25 for the rental of the Bloomfield Town Hall for a children’s music camp.
- “Perfectly Preserved” group within Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital: $1,000 for the rental of The County Food Hub Kitchen to prepare preserves as a fundraiser for the PEC Memorial Hospital.
Under $5,000, Cash and In-kind
- Alchemy Artists Residency: $4,000 in-kind for the rental of the Wellington Heritage Museum to expand public access to make art.
- Bethany Christian Reformed Church: $2,500 cash to host monthly Soul Table events for the community as a whole.
- Friends of Sandbanks Park: $1,979.55 cash to restore a pocket of natural forest at West Point in Sandbanks Provincial Park.
- Gathering of Friends: $150 cash to support heritage re-enactments.
- Picton Community Gardens: $2,000 cash to rejuvenate gardens and offer Learning Garden youth sessions.
- Picton Free Methodist Church: $2,700 in-kind to rent the kitchen and hall at the Prince Edward Community Centre to prepare 350-400 holiday community meals.
- PEC Horticultural Society: $1,235 cash to create a pollinator garden at the Millennium Lookout in Picton.
- PEC Master Gardeners: $750 cash to support the Children’s Garden Award Program.
- PEC Minor Baseball Association: $1,987.39 cash for clay for the Field of Dreams project.
- Quinte Dolphins Swim Club: $2,500 cash to sponsor young swimmers seeking to achieve their lifeguard certification.
- Wellington Community Gardens: $400 in-kind to provide water for the 19 raised beds, supplying produce to seniors and the local food banks.
- BigLake Arts Festival: $2,000 cash to bring classical music experiences to audiences of all ages in Prince Edward County.
- PEC Marathon: $5,000 in-kind for the safe and successful operation of the Prince Edward County Marathon.
- Prince Edward District Women’s Institute: $5,000 in-kind for the rental of the Prince Edward Community Centre hall for the annual Arts and Craft sale.
Totals: $17,100 in-kind and $15,101.94 cash
Over $5,000, Cash and In-kind
- Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward: $5,568 cash to provide support to local care partners and persons living with dementia.
- Baxter Arts Centre: $4,400 in kind, $4,250 cash to rent the museum facilties and to support the Baxter Field Trips program.
- Community Development Council of Quinte: $5,000 cash to support the Good Baby Box program.
- Prince Edward County Food Hub Inc.: $7,400 cash to support PEC Fresh: A Good Food Market.
- Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory: $5,443.57 cash to provide public demonstrations and education for up to 4,000 visitors anually as well as additional banding nets.
- Quinte Educational Museum and Archives: $500 in kind, $5,000 cash to support the relocation project.
- Volunteer Information HPE: $5,100 cash to develop programming and training for local volunteers.
- Westlake Community Association: $5,000 cash to support the West Lake and Wetlands Community Environmental Project.
- County Kids Read: $3,000 cash to support the Young Readers program that provides picture books to 700 vulnerable children.
- Department of Illumination: $2,000 in-kind, $2,000 cash to support the 10th annual Firelight Lantern Festival.
- Festival Players of Prince Edward County: $3,500 cash to support the 2022 season and the 65 planned performances.
- South Shore Joint Initiative: $4,445 cash to support two new projects – Collected Stories from PEC’s Commercial Fishery and Creating the Future of our South Shore.
- The Storehouse Food Bank: $3,500 cash to support the new Family Recreation and Wellness with Horses program, providing 36 therapy sessions to 12 local families.
- Food to Share: $16,800 in-kind, $10,848 cash for the rental of municipal kitchen facilities and to support the Food to Share meal program.
- Prince Edward County Arts Council: $3,000 in-kind, $24,000 cash to rent the Prince Edward Community Centre Hall for the annual Maker’s Hand, as well as to support The County Arts Lab, a new community arts space that will annually engage 300+ residents by creating teaching opportunities for artists.
- Regent Theatre Association: $30,000 cash to support the Volunteer Outreach and Engagement
Initiative to increase the number of events hosted by The Regent Theatre.
- ROC, Prince Edward County Youth Centre: $60,000 cash to support youth centre programs and services, including providing counselling sessions to 40 youth each month to support their mental health and well-being.
Totals: $26,700 in kind, and $184,054.57 cash