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Grants and loans

The Dougher Community Fund

Grants from this fund support and enhance services and facilities offered in the area formerly known as the Town of Dundas.

Priorities & Criteria

Programs / services must be provided within the boundaries of the Town of Dundas.

Applications will be considered in the following areas:

  • Supports and services for seniors/persons with disabilities
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Youth engagement and support
  • Environmental issues
  • Accessibility to the arts

Grant funds are not available to support:

  • Individuals
  • endowment funds
  • deficit financing
  • conferences and seminars
  • capital campaigns

Access the online application portal here.  

Before you apply, please read the following carefully:

Grants generally range from $10,000 – $15,000

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  • Make sure you have the following before you begin your application:
    • Registered Charitable Number (for either the applicant organization or fiscal sponsor)
    • Annual budget for the project
    • Brief description of the project
  • In order to complete your application, you will be required to submit the following:
    • Project Financials Form (the amount you are requesting from HCF for your project and details of any other funding you are receiving for the project, including any in-kind contributions)
    • A copy of the total project budget (a budget for the project as a whole)
    • List of current board members (of the organization holding charitable status)
    • A copy of this year’s operating budget (of the organization holding charitable status)
    • Most recent audited financial statements (of the organization holding charitable status)