City Enrichment Fund

The City of Hamilton invests in the community by providing grants through the City Enrichment Fund. The City Enrichment Fund 2017 intake process is open, please review the General Program Guidelines (PDF, 271 KB)

Program areas
 

Agriculture

Agriculture Program – Operating Grants Handbook (PDF, 133 KB)

This program has replaced the former Agriculture and Rural Non Profit Grants and funding through the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Advisory Committee of the City of Hamilton. Please join us to learn more about the newly improved Agriculture Program and funding available for 2017 operating year.

The application software and process has changed this year. It is important that both new and returning applicants from 2016 attend one of the information sessions.

September 20, 2016
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Location: Hamilton City Hall, SBEC Training Room 190

September 27, 2016
Time:  5 to 7 pm
Location: Ancaster Fairgrounds – Marritt Hall Room C


RSVP your attendance to Rosanna Melatti – City Enrichment Fund Coordinator - rosanna.melatti@hamilton.ca or call 905-546-2424 ext. 4524, no later than September 14, 2016.

Arts

Arts Program – Capacity Building for Arts Organizations Handbook (PDF, 147 KB)
Arts Program – Creation and Presentation for Artists Handbook (PDF, 158 KB)
Arts Program – Arts Festivals Handbook (PDF, 171 KB)
Arts Program – Arts Operating Handbook (PDF, 155 KB)

For Organizations


This session is open to new and returning applicants. The session will review the changes to the online process and present the three funding streams available to arts organizations.

  • Arts Operating
  • Arts Festivals
  • Capacity Building for Arts Organizations

Tuesday, September 27
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Location: Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre, 28 James St. North 
Online Event RSVP

Individual Artists & Collectives


This session is specific to individual artists and collectives. The session will review the online process and will detail the Creation and Presentation Grants for Professional Artists funding stream.

Tuesday, September 28
Time: 6:30to 8 pm
Location: Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre, 28 James St. North
Online Event RSVP

Drop In Sessions


These sessions are designed to assist you through all aspects of the application, whether you are looking for help navigating the online system, or preparing your budget. Please bring a laptop.

Location: Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre, 28 James St. North

Thursday, October 13
Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Tuesday, October 25
Time: 1 to 4 pm

Communities, Culture & Heritage

Communities, Culture & Heritage Program - Capacity Building Handbook (PDF, 148 KB)
Communities, Culture & Heritage Program - Events & Established Activity Handbook (PDF, 151 KB)
Communities, Culture & Heritage Program - New Projects Handbook (PDF, 162 KB)

This session is open to new and returning applicants. The session will review the changes to the online process and present the three funding streams available to cultural organizations.

  • Events & Established Activity
  • New Projects
  • Capacity Building for Cultural Organizations

Thursday, September 15
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Location: AGH Design Annex, 118 James St. North
Please register with Angelica Smith - angelica.smith@theheartofontario.com by September 8.

Thursdsay, October 6
Time: 6:30 to 8pm
Location: Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre, 28 James St. North
Online Event RSVP

Drop In Sessions


These sessions are designed to assist you through all aspects of the application, whether you are looking for help navigating the online system, or preparing your budget.  Please bring a laptop.

Location: Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre, 28 James St. North

Tuesday, October 11
Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Thursday, October 27
Time: 1 to 4 pm 

Community Services

Community Services Program - Grants Handbook (PDF, 463 KB)

Established Programs: Program Based Funding
For applicants who received funding through the program based funding streams in 2016. All new requests for funding must apply to the Emerging Needs Stream.  

September 23, 2016
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Location: Hamilton City Hall, Room 264
Online Event RSVP

September 29, 2016
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Hamilton City Hall, Room 264
Online Event RSVP

October 20, 2016
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Hamilton City Hall, Room 264
Online Event RSVP

Environmental

Environment Program - Grants Handbook (PDF, 181 KB)

Thursday, September 22
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Hamilton City Hall, Room 264
Online Event RSVP 

Informal Drop-in & Support Sessions


Location: Lister Block, 3rd Floor, Room 358

Friday, September 16
Time: 1 to 4 pm

Tuesday, September 27
Time: 1 to 4 pm

Tuesday, October 4
Time: 9 am to 12 noon

Sport & Active Lifestyles

Sport & Active Lifestyles Program - Grant Handbook (PDF, 176 KB)

Formal sessions


Thursday, October 6
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Chedoke Arena – Community Room, lower level

Informal Drop-in & Support Sessions


Location: Lister Block, 3rd Floor, Room 358

Friday, September 16
Time: 1 to 4 pm

Tuesday, September 20
Time: 1 to 4 pm

Tuesday, October 4
Time: 9 am to 12 noon

Thursday, October 20
Time: 9 am to 12 noon

All organizations will be asked to RSVP to Program Manager, Kristen MacDonald: kristen.macdonald@hamilton.ca or call 905-546-2424 ext. 4143

Important dates

Friday, September 9, 2016
9:30 am
Grants Sub-Committee Meeting
Room 264
Meeting Agenda (PDF, 1.79 MB)

Thursday, October 27, 2016
9:30 am
Grants Sub-Committee Meeting
Room 264

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Application deadline

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Grants Sub-Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Grants Sub-committee Report to Audit, Finance & Administration Committee

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Audit, Finance & Administration Committee Report to Council

2016

2015

Contact 

Rosanna Melatti
Administrative & City Enrichment Fund Coordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4524
Email: rosanna.melatti@hamilton.ca