The heart and essence of Burlington is our neighbourhoods and communities. It's about people and places and how they work in partnership to make great places to live and play. The Neighbourhood Community Matching fund has been created to inspire Burlington residents to actively champion small projects in our community to improve, build and strengthen Burlington and enhance the quality of life for everyone. Bringing neighbourhoods and communities together to make new connections and create a sense of belonging is just as important as the project itself.
The funds objectives are defined as follows:
With the support of the City of Burlington, the Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund allows neighbourhood and community groups to initiate, manage and implement projects that make a difference to the neighbourhood or community group. Approved projects receive up to 50 per cent of the funding for the project from the city. The neighbourhood or community group would match this funding with an equal contribution made up through any combination of volunteer hours, donated service, donated materials and supplies or other funds raised, such as cash donations.
Please note the 2016 application period has closed. Applications are being reviewed and all applicants will be contacted on the status of their application by the end of June 2016.
Steps for applying to the Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund
|Types of projects|
Projects will be designed to:
Here are a few project ideas to get you started:
|Funding amounts and match eligibility|
Up to $5,000
A maximum of $5,000 may be granted to match the equivalent contribution the neighbourhood community group makes up through a combination of any of the following:
Approved projects receive up to 50 per cent of the funding for the project from the city. The neighbourhood or community group would match this funding with an equal contribution made up through any combination of volunteer hours, donated service, donated materials and supplies or other funds raised, such as cash donations. Note: The City of Burlington will support funding to pay for any out-of-pocket expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.
|Application and notification timing - 2016 application period now closed|
Applications are due by April 29, 2016. We want to hear from you. Please do your best to submit applications or intention to apply by the application deadline. City staff will reach out to support guiding you through any unanswered questions in the application process if your application is not fully complete.
The project must meet these criteria:
Letters of Support
Applicants must also submit a minimum of three letters of support or pledge form from outside of the applicant group.
Applicants must be able to maintain third party liability insurance throughout the project in the amount of not less than $2 million.
Note: if you do not have insurance, you can apply for insurance protection through the city.
View the Criteria and Guidelines Document:
|Who can apply?|
The Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund is not available to:
|How to apply|
Steps for applying the Community Matching Fund
Need help completing your application before the April 29, 2016 deadline? Attend one of the Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund Workshops.
The purpose of these meetings is to inform and answer questions about the NCMF criteria, guidelines, process and specifically how to complete the application form. The goal for these workshops, for groups interested in applying for matching funds, is to walk away with a draft copy of their application.
R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Dates and Locations:
Monday, April 4
Wednesday, April 6
Tuesday, April 12
Wednesday, April 13
Thursday, April 14
What do you want to do for your community?