City Enrichment Fund

The City of Hamilton invests in the community by providing grants through the City Enrichment Fund. Updated 2020 documents are now available.

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2020 City Enrichment Fund Program Guidelines (PDF, 244 KB)

Important dates & timeline


  • September 1, 2019
    • Application intake opens
  • November 2, 2019
    • Application intake closes
  • May 11, 2020
    • Grants Sub-Committee Meeting
  • TBC
    • Grants Sub-committee Report to Audit, Finance & Administration Committee
  • TBC
    • Audit, Finance & Administration Committee Report to Council

Program areas

Agriculture Program – 2020 Handbook (PDF, 159 KB)

Information Sessions


September 25, 2019: 2 to 3 pm
October 3, 2019: 2 to 3 pm

Hamilton City Hall
Hamilton Business Centre Boardroom (1st floor)

This information session is geared to applicants in the Program & Events Stream (formally Operating Grants Stream) of the Agriculture Program.  All returning and new applicants are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the application process.

To RSVP
Email: brian.morris@hamilton.ca
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5602

Arts Program – Capacity Building 2020 Handbook (PDF, 191 KB)
Arts Program – Creation and Presentation for Artists 2020 Handbook (PDF, 215 KB)
Arts Program – Arts Festivals 2020 Handbook (PDF, 205 KB)
Arts Program – Arts Operating 2020 Handbook (PDF, 212 KB)

Information Sessions


September 19, 2019: 6 to 7:30 pm
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Visitors Centre

Review of Creation & Presentation for Artists Stream:

  • Eligibility
  • Goals
  • Application process
  • Budget

No registration required. First come first served.


September 26, 2019: 6 to 7:30 pm
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Visitors Centre

Review of all Arts Program Streams (excluding Creation & Presentation applicants):

  • Eligibility
  • Goals
  • Application process
  • Budget

No registration required. First come first served.


October 22, 2019: 1 to 4 pm
October 29, 2019: 1 to 4 pm

Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Visitors Centre

Arts Drop-In sessions. An opportunity to meet one-on-one with the Arts Program Manager to discuss questions relating to:

  • Application
  • Budget
  • Online portal

No registration required. First come first served.

Communities, Culture & Heritage Program - Capacity Building for Cultural Organizations 2020 Handbook (PDF, 217 KB)
Communities, Culture & Heritage Program - Events & Established Activity 2020 Handbook (PDF, 217 KB)
Communities, Culture & Heritage Program - New Projects 2020 Handbook (PDF, 226 KB)

Information Sessions


September 26, 2019: 6 to 7:30 pm
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Visitors Centre

Review of all Communities, Culture & Heritage Program Streams:

  • Eligibility
  • Goals
  • Application process
  • Budget 

No registration required. First come first served.


October 24, 2019: 1 to 4 pm
October 31, 2019: 1 to 4 pm

Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Visitors Centre

Communities, Culture & Heritage Drop-In sessions. An opportunity to meet one-on-one with the CCH Program Manager to discuss questions relating to:

  • Application
  • Budget
  • Online portal

No registration required. First come first served.

Community Services Program - Grants 2020 Handbook (PDF, 242 KB)

Information Sessions


September 20, 2019: 3 to 5 pm
Hamilton City Hall 
2nd Floor - Room 264

Community Services Stream - Established Programs: This sessions will provide an overview of the submission requirements for the 2020 City Enrichment Fund programs.
*New applicants or applicants receiving funds under Emerging Needs Category please attend Emerging needs session.


September 26, 2019: 4 to 6 pm
Hamilton City Hall 
2nd Floor - Room 264

Community Services Stream - Established Programs: This sessions will provide an overview of the submission requirements for the 2020 City Enrichment Fund programs.
*New applicants or applicants receiving funds under Emerging Needs Category please attend Emerging needs session.


October 17, 2019: 4 to 6 pm
Hamilton City Hall 
2nd Floor - Room 264

Emerging Needs and Program Innovation: This session will provide an overview of the submission requirements for the 2020 City Enrichment Fund for new and returning applicants to the Emerging Needs category.

Environment Program - Grants 2020 Handbook (PDF, 233 KB)

Information Sessions


October 1, 2019: 10 am to 12 noon
October 9, 2019: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Hamilton City Hall 
2nd Floor - Room 222

Projects & Programs/ Capacity Building: This session is for potential applicants, new or returning, to the Environment program area. The session will cover:

  • goals and objectives of the City Enrichment Fund (CEF);
  • the online application process and review of questions/required materials;
  • financial requirements/eligibility and;
  • adjudication criteria

To RSVP
Email: diedre.rozema@hamilton.ca
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5089

Sport & Active Lifestyles Program - Grant 2020 Handbook (PDF, 185 KB)

Information Sessions


October 1, 2019: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 3rd Floor Boardroom

All Sport & Active Lifestyles Streams: This is your opportunity to meet with the Sport and Active Lifestyle Program Manager and discuss specific application questions, budget questions, and/or to troubleshoot the online portal. Recommended: bring a laptop and or copy of your application/budget.

No registration required. First come first served.


October 10, 2019: 5 to 7 pm
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – Exact location TBC

All Sport & Active Lifestyles Streams: This is your opportunity to meet with the Sport and Active Lifestyle Program Manager and discuss specific application questions, budget questions, and/or to troubleshoot the online portal. Recommended: bring a laptop and or copy of your application/budget.

No registration required. First come first served.

City Council Approvals

2019

November 25, 2015 Council Meeting
Council approved: Item 6 - Audit, Finance & Administration Committee Report 15-012 (PDF, 35 KB)

Contact

Lisa Branston
Acting Grants & Strategic Partnerships Co-ordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4524
Email: grant.coordinator@hamilton.ca