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SOUTH WESTERN ONTARIO COMMUNITY IS SPONSORED BY:

UnitedWayPerthHuron
Funding available through United Way for non-profits

Starting Monday, United Way of Perth-Huron will be accepting applications for funding to address new, emergent, or critical issues.

Earlier this week the United Way of Perth-Huron announced another year of Development & Demonstration grant funding. The purpose of these grants is to assist with short-term funding for the start-up or expansion of projects that address new, emergent, or critical issues; that foster partnerships between organizations and individuals; or that improve organizational structure to build capacity within the charitable sector.

Grant applicants must be operating their programs within Perth and Huron counties and demonstrate a need for the program or service proposed, as well as, the capacity to respond to the identified need, collaboration with existing services, and alignment with community priorities.

Last year’s grant recipients, the Foundation for Enriching Education and Kids First Huron Perth Steering Committee, are working to continue the sharing in our community.  By developing a KidsFirst Shared Intake Project, they hope to develop a shared best practices model for agencies providing families’ access to services needed for their children.

The Shared Intake process aims to eliminate duplication so that parents will no longer be required to repeat their story numerous times with numerous service providers.

Other successful past Development & Demonstration grant recipients include the John Howard Society of London & Districts’ Institutional Visiting and Reintegration Support program at the Stratford jail, the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre’s Neighbours Helping Neighbours program and the St. Marys Adult Learning Program’s Workforce Essential Skills Upgrading in Listowel.

An orientation and training session for interested grant applicants will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the United Centre, 32 Erie St.

To RSVP, contact Megan Partridge at 519-271-7730 ext. 225 or via email at  mwhittaker@perthhuron.unitedway.ca.

Applications are due by Monday, January 21 at 5 p.m.

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