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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.

Priority will be given to projects that align with the strategies of the municipality and The County Foundation such as: Vital Signs, Community Safety and Well-being Plan, Thrive PEC Community Economies Pilot Project and the existing priorities of Council (note: this is currently under review to reflect the priorities of the new term of Council and while they aren’t finalized, there’s preliminary information about the 10 year community 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 

Grant Streams

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.

Applications Process

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 2023 Community Grants are now closed. See the list of 2023 recipients below.

2023 Grant Recipients

Under $1,000, In-kind

  • “Miss Supertest” – Hanging of commemorative banner on Main Street $254.25
  • Music at Port Milford Canada Inc. – Town hall rental for summer camp $183.65

Under $5,000, Cash and In-kind

  • Alternatives for Women – Staff wellness program: $5,000 cash
  • Pinecrest Housing – Security equipment, signage, video to increase fundraising: $2,000 cash
  • PEC Minor Baseball Association – New safety equipment: $2,000 cash
  • PEC Marathon – Venue rental: $5,000 in-kind
  • PEC Pickleball Association – Venue rental and support of 200 player tournament to fundraise for dedicated pickleball courts: $1,593 in -kind and $1,000 cash
  • Hospice Prince Edward – Facility rental for training and education: $3,694 in-kind
  • Department of Illumination – Venue rental and support of Firelight Lantern Festival: $2,000 in-kind and $2,000 cash
  • Bethany Christian Reformed Church – Soul Table / Let’s Talk, a series of guest speakers on matters of community interest: $1,000 cash
  • CML Snider School Council – Support construction of outdoor volleyball court for school and community use: $500 cash
  • Wellington Community Association – Venue rental for sustainable community workshops: $2,500 in-kind
  • PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation – Venue rental for fundraising event $2,500 in-kind
  • PEC Syria – Volunteer recruitment and training: $791 in-kind and $1,500 cash
  • County Wellness Collective – Venue rental for annual community wellness event: $1,367 in-kind
  • Picton Community Gardens – Supports local food security and garden: $500 cash
  • “Perfectly Preserved” Group within the PEC Memorial Hospital Auxiliary – Venue rental and support for annual fundraiser: $1,000 in-kind, $1,000 cash
  • Baxter Arts Centre – Venue rental for summer camp program: $4,500 in-kind
  • Gathering of Friends – Re-enactment of Loyalist settlers at Ameliasburgh Museum: $150 cash

Over $5,000, Cash and In-kind

  • Recreation Outreach Centre – PEC Youth Centre programs on inclusion, advisory, academics, and more: $60,000 cash
  • The Regent Theatre – Community partnership program to ensure long-term sustainability: $15,628 cash
  • PEC Arts Council – New art for well-being programming: $3,000 in-kind, $15,628 cash
  • PEC Food Hub – Six-week youth, no-cost cooking class: $9,530 cash
  • Reaching for Rainbows – Program for tween girls: $10,000 cash
  • Food to Share – Preparing healthy meals for PEC residents who are food insecure: $11,187 cash
  • PEC Bird Observatory – Increasing accessibility to observatory and trails: $11,075 cash
  • South Shore Joint Initiative – Commercial fishery project, collecting stories and photos regarding PEC’s commercial fishing history: $3,200 cash
  • PEC Radio Corporation – 99.3 County FM – New program reporting on local agriculture: $4,500 cash
  • County Stage Company – Support season of theatre, music, comedy, dance: $5,000 cash
  • Station Road Arts Collective – Roaming theatre wagon visiting various county venues: $5,000 cash
  • Big Lake Arts – Music festival featuring 11 performances in eight locations: $2,000 cash
  • County Kids Read – Inclusivity through literacy program: $6,000 cash
  • PEC Chamber Music Festival – All ages open air brass music concert: $4,000 cash
  • The Alzheimer Society of Hastings-PE – Dementia support through in-person and online support groups: $5,568 cash
  • Volunteer Information HPE – Volunteer program to assist with recruitment, retention and recognition: $5,500 cash
  • Quantissimo – Free, after school music programming at PECI for youth aged 6-9: $5,400 cash
  • MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) – High school programming and education reaching up to 1,000 local youth: $5,000 cash
  • PEC Women’s Institute – Venue rental and support of 40th annual arts and craft sale: $5,000 in-kind, $2,000 cash
  • Alchemy Artists Residency – Ten table settings for 40 seasonal agricultural workers: $500 in-kind, $3,500 cash