Village announces Community Grants Program timeline for 2020

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The Village of Merrickville-Wolford has announced their intake schedule for the 2020 Community Grants Program.

According to the new Community Grants Program Policy, adopted by council in April, the program provides limited financial support in the form of a grant, user-fee reduction, or in-kind services to not-for-profit community associations and organizations for projects or events that contribute toward to quality of life of local residents.

Prior to this term of council, community grant requests came in sporadically throughout the year, making keeping track of them and staying on budget difficult. This is why council decided to outline a specific intake window in which any group looking for a community grant must submit an application. The call for 2020 applications will open on January 6, with a deadline of January 31.

Both the application form and the Community Grants Program Policy is available on the municipal website in the Document Library tab under “Bylaws since December 2014”. Council will set the community grants budget during the 2020 budget deliberation process, and allocate these funds to applicants upon review of the eligibility of completed applications as per the approved policy.

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