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​Tips for preparing your application

  1. Read the grant information below.
  2. Check to see if your organization is eligible.
  3. Determine what you need funding for and if it fits the application criteria.
  4. Decide which of the three levels of funding you wish to apply.
  5. Prepare your application answers and any necessary documentation.
  6. Apply by filling out the online form.

Essential information

Applications can be submitted anytime between August 27 and December 4, 2020. The intake will remain open until all funding has been allocated. Applications will be reviewed at the end of each 2-week period so funding can be awarded and actioned quickly. We plan to announce the first tranche of funding as early as mid-September.

If you have more than one program you wish us to consider, please submit multiple applications. A maximum of one grant will be awarded to each organization. If your organization or project is not well aligned with our criteria or focus, you can still make a general funding request in the Wild Card category.

Be sure to prepare as much as you can in advance. You can save your application and return to make edits prior to submission but once submitted, no additional changes can be made.

​Prepare these answers for your application:

  • Applicant name, title, and contact information
  • Business name, mailing address, website, and social media handle
  • Information about your organization:
    • What is your organization's mission/purpose?
    • Who does your organization serve?
    • What industry does it belong to? (multiple choice – arts, culture, recreation, entertainment other – please specify)
  • Has your business experienced a decline in revenue due to COVID-19? (i.e. since March 2020)? (Please describe this impact – maximum 200 words)
  • Project description: Name of your initiative, amount requesting, start date of project & location
  • If you receive funding, what will you use the funding to accomplish, and why is this outcome important to your organization AND the community? (maximum 200 words)
  • Can your initiative be implemented prior to year-end?
  • Briefly describe how the dollars will be used (maximum 50 words)
  • Please describe your initiative. Be sure to indicate the number of employees it would support, length of the program, anticipated economic impact to the organization in your reply (maximum 300 words)
  • Is this a new initiative, or an existing one? If new, how does it differ from/complement existing programming? If existing, how long has it been in place and what makes it different at this time?
  • How does this work align with the core criteria? Please list and describe all core criteria that apply (maximum 500 words)
  • Do you have any other funders confirmed for this initiative? Please indicate
  • If your organization directly supports marginalized groups/communities, please tell us which of these groups your organization supports, and how you support them. (maximum 100 words)