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City Enrichment Fund

The City of Hamilton is pleased to introduce the City Enrichment Fund, formerly the Community Partnership Program (CPP). In September of 2014, City Council approved the implementation of the City Enrichment Fund for not-for-profit community organizations, following a comprehensive review of the Community Partnership Program and the various other funding sources that were supporting community based programs.  

Why are we doing this? 

The program had not been reviewed in several years, and our community organizations were asking for a program that:
  • Is more strategic and has more equitable community impact
  • Is consistent with Best Practices
  • Is a more flexible program that will address the changing needs of the community
  • Has increased opportunities for new applicants to receive funding
  • Includes a selection process that is open and transparent to all who want to understand how selections are made

Program areas supported

The new fund supports 5 broad program areas:

  1. Arts Program
  2. Communities, Culture & Heritage Program
  3. Community Services Program
  4. Sport and Active Lifestyles Program
  5. Agriculture & Environment Program (New) - to be implemented in 2016 intake cycle

Orientation Sessions


Program Date & Time Location
Arts Oct 30, 2014
10am
Tourism Visitor Centre
28 James St. N.
1st Floor
Arts Nov 4, 2014
8pm
Tourism Visitor Centre
28 James St. N.
1st Floor
Arts Nov 13, 2014
4pm
Tourism Visitor Centre
28 James St. N.
1st Floor
Communities, Culture & Heritage Oct 30, 2014
9am
Tourism Visitor Centre
28 James St. N.
1st Floor
Communities, Culture & Heritage Nov 4, 2014
7pm
Tourism Visitor Centre
28 James St. N.
1st Floor
Communities, Culture & Heritage Nov 13, 2014
4pm
Tourism Visitor Centre
28 James St. N.
1st Floor
Community Services Oct 28, 2014
CANCELED due to funeral for Corporal Nathan Cirillo
Community Services * Oct 29, 2014
6-8pm


City Hall
Room 192
Community Services * Nov 6, 2014
2-4pm
For returning applicants the session is FULL. Only those who have rsvp'd can attend. Please contact Carmen Bian at cbian@hamilton.ca if you are still interested in attending.

* Returning Applicants: These sessions are geared towards applicants who received funding from the former Community Partnership Program in 2014. Any requests for new programs must complete the Emerging Needs application form and attend that session.

Due to space limitations, please RSVP to cbian@hamilton.ca. Note: that if there is limited or no enrolment in a particular session, it will be canceled 24 hours prior.

To prepare for the session, review the
Community Services Program Guidelines and the Returning Applicants application form.

Community Services  (Emerging Needs) Nov 19, 2014
6-8pm
City Hall
Room 192
Sports & Active Lifestyles Nov 3, 2014
7pm
Chedoke Arena
Chedoke Community Room



Please contact Rosanna Melatti to ensure your organization meets the eligibility requirements and that the correct application form is being completed.

We are excited to continue building relationships with our community organizations and provide support for the enriching programs that make Hamilton a great place to live. We look forward to fully implementing the City Enrichment Fund.

 

Contact Information

Administrative & City Enrichment Fund Coordinator:

Rosanna Melatti
Phone:905- 546-2424 ext. 4524
Email: Rosanna.Melatti@hamilton.ca

 Important Dates

  • Release Date - October 20, 2014
  • Deadline Submission - December 1, 2014
  • Grants Sub-Committee Meeting - May 8, 2015
  • Grants Sub-Committee Report to Audit, Finance & Administration Committee - May 11, 2015
  • Audit, Finance & Administration Committee Report to Council - May 13, 2015