Together CK: Events Grant Program 2022

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 over municipal investment into $15+ million dollars 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 has passed. The deadline was Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 4:30 pm. 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, 2021
  • Application deadline: October 14, 2021
  • Review of applications by grant administrator: October 2021
  • Applications shared with Review Committee: December 2021
  • Review Committee Meetings: January 2022
  • Draft Report to Council: January (must wait for budget to be completed)
  • Report to Council: First Council meeting in March 2022

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 over municipal investment into $15+ million dollars 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 has passed. The deadline was Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 4:30 pm. 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, 2021
  • Application deadline: October 14, 2021
  • Review of applications by grant administrator: October 2021
  • Applications shared with Review Committee: December 2021
  • Review Committee Meetings: January 2022
  • Draft Report to Council: January (must wait for budget to be completed)
  • Report to Council: First Council meeting in March 2022
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