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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. 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.

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

Applications for the 2021 Municipal Community Grant Program opened on January 20, 2021 and closed at noon on February 26, 2021. The online application form and more information can be found on  The County Foundation website.

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.

2021 Grant Recipients

Under $1,000, In-kind

Organization Description / Area of Focus Funding Amount
Miss Supertest Commemorative Main Street Banner / Heritage $255
Storehouse Food Bank Table Settings Project in partnership with Alchemy Artists Residency, Table Settings / Arts $1,000
Wellington Community Gardens Recreation $200

Under $5,000, In-kind

Organization Description / Area of Focus Funding Amount
Picton Free Methodist Church Community Christmas Dinner / Health $2,700

Under $5,000, Cash

Organization Description / Area of Focus Funding Amount
Naval Marine Archive Exhibition Art Storage / Heritage $2,240
Prince Edward Historical Society Historical Plaques Website / Heritage $1,602
Raising A Village - Quinte 2021 Halloween Event, working name "Ghost of Macaulay House" / Community $2,500
Wellington and District Business Association Shift Yourself Volunteer Coordination / Arts and Culture $2,500

Under $5,000 - Cash + In-kind

Organization Description / Area of Focus Funding Amount
LoveSong Seniors Housing and Community Hub The Golden Mile / Health In-kind: $700; Cash: $4,400

Over $5,000 - Cash

Organization Description / Area of Focus Funding Amount
Community Development Council of Quinte Food Security Programs / Health $5,000
County Kids Read - Prince Edward Arts Council Board books for young people / Health $5,000
DeRAIL Platform for Art + Architecture Animate two sections of the Millennium Trail / Arts $4,000
Festival Players of Prince Edward County Festival Players 2021 Summer Season / Arts $7,500
Food to Share Meal Prep at the County Food Hub / Health $10,850
Prince Edward County Arts Council Arts Programming / Arts $20,000
Prince Edward County Radio Corporation; CJPE 99.3 County FM Parks Reports Program / Community $8,750
Prince Edward Learning Centre Health $26,000
Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory Environment $4,300
Reaching for Rainbows Rainbows Online Expansion Project / Health $10,000
Recreation Outreach Centre PEC Youth Centre Programs / Health $72,000
The Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward PEC Support Group Programming /Health $5,568
The Regent Theatre Foundation Youth Employment and Engagement Initiative / Arts $24,352
Volunteer and Information Services HPEC (VIQ) Volunteer and Information Services / Health $5,000

2020 Grant Recipients

The 2020 Community Grant Program was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as not for profit and charity organizations’ events and gatherings were cancelled due to public health restrictions. Ultimately, the municipality was able to provide 16 cash and in-kind grants, many of which were conditional upon events and gatherings held later in the year being sanctioned by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.