Together CK: Events Grant Matching Program

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What is Together CK?

Together CK (originally called the Community Partnership Fund) was established by Council in 2000, as a grant program using matching funding to promote community events within Chatham-Kent. Since its inception, the municipal grant program has leveraged $3,525,541 in municipal investment into $14,997,779 worth of community development projects and events, and has encouraged widespread civic engagement and community improvement. Together CK invests in events that help Council make a difference and have an impact on our community, by achieving Council’s “Areas of Strategic Focus” as set out in our community strategic plan—CK Plan 2035.

Assistance

Groups who have not applied to the program before are encouraged to call the grant administrator at 519-360-1998 to discuss their proposal and receive assistance in completing the application form. The administrator will provide guidance in identifying ineligible projects, expenses or referrals to other grant programs.

Timeline

The program application deadline is Thursday, November 5, 2020. Late applications will not be considered. All applications are to be submitted using the online application form.

Funding Limits

Community Events: Applicants can request 50% of an event’s budget up to a maximum of $5,000.

Significant Community Events: Applicants can request 50% of an event’s expenses for the first $5,000 of the budget and 25% of expenses for the balance of the budget up to a maximum of $25,000. Municipal fees (i.e. park fees, public works, police, fire and EMS, etc.) will be the financial responsibility of the event organizers. Event organizers can elect to have the grant administrator complete an intra-company transfer to cover municipal departments expenses.

All applications will be reviewed by the grant administrator. Applications that are eligible, will be forwarded to the grant review committee. The grant review committee is composed of public and municipal representatives. The Together CK Review Committee evaluates each application against a variety of metrics, such as the grant guidelines, priorities and CK Plan 2035 Areas of Strategic Focus.

Application Timeline:

  • Application is available to the public: September 1, 2020
  • Application deadline: November 5, 2020
  • Review of applications by grant administrator: November 2020
  • Applications shared with Review Committee: December 2020
  • Review Committee Meetings: January 2021
  • Draft Report to Council: January (must wait for budget to be completed)
  • Report to Council: First Council meeting in March 2021

What is Together CK?

Together CK (originally called the Community Partnership Fund) was established by Council in 2000, as a grant program using matching funding to promote community events within Chatham-Kent. Since its inception, the municipal grant program has leveraged $3,525,541 in municipal investment into $14,997,779 worth of community development projects and events, and has encouraged widespread civic engagement and community improvement. Together CK invests in events that help Council make a difference and have an impact on our community, by achieving Council’s “Areas of Strategic Focus” as set out in our community strategic plan—CK Plan 2035.

Assistance

Groups who have not applied to the program before are encouraged to call the grant administrator at 519-360-1998 to discuss their proposal and receive assistance in completing the application form. The administrator will provide guidance in identifying ineligible projects, expenses or referrals to other grant programs.

Timeline

The program application deadline is Thursday, November 5, 2020. Late applications will not be considered. All applications are to be submitted using the online application form.

Funding Limits

Community Events: Applicants can request 50% of an event’s budget up to a maximum of $5,000.

Significant Community Events: Applicants can request 50% of an event’s expenses for the first $5,000 of the budget and 25% of expenses for the balance of the budget up to a maximum of $25,000. Municipal fees (i.e. park fees, public works, police, fire and EMS, etc.) will be the financial responsibility of the event organizers. Event organizers can elect to have the grant administrator complete an intra-company transfer to cover municipal departments expenses.

All applications will be reviewed by the grant administrator. Applications that are eligible, will be forwarded to the grant review committee. The grant review committee is composed of public and municipal representatives. The Together CK Review Committee evaluates each application against a variety of metrics, such as the grant guidelines, priorities and CK Plan 2035 Areas of Strategic Focus.

Application Timeline:

  • Application is available to the public: September 1, 2020
  • Application deadline: November 5, 2020
  • Review of applications by grant administrator: November 2020
  • Applications shared with Review Committee: December 2020
  • Review Committee Meetings: January 2021
  • Draft Report to Council: January (must wait for budget to be completed)
  • Report to Council: First Council meeting in March 2021
  • It is strongly suggested that you sign up for the Let's Talk tool. 

    If you are signed up and logged in, the responses of completed application pages (not the current page) will be saved locally until the final submission of the survey. 

    This allows participants the ability to complete several pages of a survey and return to the survey at a later stage to complete the activity.

    Note: Anonymous participants will always have to start afresh.

    Please note: 

    Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), on this form is collected under the authority of MFIPPA, the Municipal Act, and all other relevant legislation.  Personal information will be used to assist municipal staff and the Together CK Review Committee in making a decision on this project. Names, addresses and comments may be included in material available to the public. Questions regarding this collection should be forwarded to Partnership Department.


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