Mini Grants Program

The mini grant application deadline has passed. 

Recipients will be announced in September 2019 – Stay tuned !

Will you pass the eligibility tests for the 2019 mini-grants?

Clarify your eligibility –  It will save you time and effort. There are two tests:

  • Charitable Status
  • Dufferin Community Impact

Although charity and non-profit are often used interchangeably, only one of them is automatically eligible for the mini-grant. The quickest check is your charitable number (It ends in RR0001). If you have it, move to the next test. If you don`t qualify at this time, you might want to consider

  • Applying for charitable status – it takes a while, but opens the doors to more sources of funds.
  • Formalizing a partnership agreement with a qualified organization. One of last year`s mini-grant winners, Bravery Park, secured a very valuable partnership with the City of Orangeville.

The project that your application describes must have direct impact on Dufferin residents. If your organization spans more than one county, be sure to identify the size and scope of the work that will affect Dufferin – either for volunteers or recipients of your services. If your project is specific to one community withinDufferin, consider how other parts of Dufferin might benefit indirectly from the project.