Grants & Funding

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Innovate North (CIP)- Now Open!

A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a powerful tool that can be used by a municipality to facilitate the (re)development, rehabilitation, or revitalization of selected areas to achieve a community’s goals for improvement. This project is being called “Innovate North” to capture the community’s desire to explore more innovative options for community improvement, in alignment with the general vision, mission, and goals for the community outlined in the North Middlesex 2018-2028 Strategic Plan.

Details

This year there are four series of funding programs available that are targeted to our community through the CIP.

  • Beautification Program
  • Rural Economic Development Program
  • Accessibility Program
  • Brownfield Study Program

These programs are explained on the back half of the application under Financial Incentives. If you have any further questions please contact Economic Development.

By-Law 45 of 2021- Community Improvement Plan

Application

The application period for 2021 is now open! In order to apply applicants must pre-consult with municipal staff prior to filling out the application. Please email your completed application to Economic Development.

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    Community Development Fund Program

    This policy establishes procedures and criteria to handle in a fair, open and responsive manner, requests from community organizations for funding assistance from the Municipality of North Middlesex that contributes to the enjoyment, health and well-being of the residents, visitors and communities within the Municipality.

    Important Update- September 29th, 2021

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE 2022 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS

    Due to COVID 19, many organizations had to cancel or postpone their event for 2020 and possibly 2021 which may have been supported in part through an allocation from this program. There is still much uncertainty with respect to public gatherings and how this may impact these projects or events moving forward.

    On September 16, 2020 - Council approved a motion that would allow an extension to these organizations to use the approved allocation towards the same event in 2021 and therefore would eliminate the need to reapply through the submission process. This same approach will be taken for 2022.

    If you are unsure please call or email the Clerk before filling out a new application under the 2022 Program as it may qualify for this extension provision. All other organizations considering new projects and/or events for 2022 should apply as usual through the program – The deadline is November 30th at 12:00 noon – NO EXCEPTIONS.

    If you submit by email it is your responsibility to receive a notification acknowledging the submission was received by the Clerk’s Office in advance of the deadline.

    Details

    This program is funded through the yearly Operations Budget up to $48,000/year  as well as the Community Vibrancy Fund up to $50,000 per year

    Community Vibrancy Funds - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $50,000 (the limit per any project may be $5,000). The categories below are funded through the general taxation budget up to $48,000

    1. Ongoing Program Funding - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $20,000
    2. Multi-Year Project Funding - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $5,000
    3. Cash Assistance for Facility Rental - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $15,000
    4. Disaster Relief Funding Assistance - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $2,000
    5. Other Charitable Funding - Total Yearly Amount Available: up to $1,000 

    IMPORTANT - Application forms are accepted each year for this program and the Deadline is 12:00 p.m. on November 30th – No Exception

    Policy & Application

    This policy establishes procedures and criteria to handle in a fair, open and responsive manner, requests from community organizations for funding assistance from the Municipality of North Middlesex that contributes to the enjoyment, health and well-being of the residents, visitors and communities within the Municipality.

    Community Development Fund: Policy & Application

    Additional Grants & Funding

    Community Vibrancy Fund Policy

    The purpose of the policy is to establish consistent principles, standards and guidelines for the maintenance, management and accounting of Community Vibrancy Fund programs funded by the amenity fee of approximately $255,000 from Bornish Wind GP,

    Community Vibrancy Funds Policy

    Programs

    • Community Development Fund Program - $50,000 (Vibrancy portion administered through the CDFP process)
    • Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation Program (2017-2026) - $40,000 annually 
    • Community Improvement Plan - $20,000
    • Endowment Fund Program - $25,000
    • Annual Budget Mitigation Program - $125,000
    Previous Recipients