City Enrichment Fund

The City of Hamilton invests in the community by providing grants through the City Enrichment Fund. The City Enrichment Fund 2019 intake process is now open.

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Applicants out of country will not be able to access the application form on-line for security safety.

2019 City Enrichment Fund Program Guidelines (PDF, 535 KB)

Important dates & timeline


November 2, 2018
Application Intake Closes: November 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm

May 6, 2019
Grants Sub-Committee Meeting

May 16, 2019
Grants Sub-committee Report to Audit, Finance & Administration Committee

May 22, 2019
Audit, Finance & Administration Committee Report to Council

Program areas

Agriculture Program – Handbook (PDF, 291 KB)

Information Sessions


October 10, 2018
Program Information Session

Ancaster Fair Grounds
630 Trinity Rd. S., Jerseyville – Marritt Hall Rm.AB
Time: 6: 30 to 8 pm

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.

RSVP
brian.morris@hamilton.ca
or 905-546-2424 x.5602

Arts Program – Capacity Building Handbook (PDF, 359 KB)
Arts Program – Creation and Presentation for Artists Handbook (PDF, 409 KB)
Arts Program – Arts Festivals Handbook (PDF, 363 KB)
Arts Program – Arts Operating Handbook (PDF, 379 KB)

Information Sessions


 

October 2, 2018
Arts – Capacity Building

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

This session is focused on the Capacity Building Project for Arts / Cultural Organizations funding stream. Learn about this unique funding stream, eligibility, funding objectives, and tips to preparing a successful application.

Capacity Building Objective: To strengthen the relevance, responsiveness, effectiveness and resilience of Hamilton’s arts organizations.

No registration required.


Drop In Sessions
October 23, 2018: 
1 to 4 pm
October 31, 2018: 10 am to 4 pm
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Visitors Centre

Drop In Sessions provide an opportunity to meet one-on-one with  the Arts Program Manager and discuss specific application and / or budget questions.

No registration required. First come first served.

Communities, Culture & Heritage Program - Capacity Building for Cultural Organizations Handbook (PDF, 148 KB)
Communities, Culture & Heritage Program - Events & Established Activity Handbook (PDF, 460 KB)
Communities, Culture & Heritage Program - New Projects Handbook (PDF, 359 KB)

Information Sessions


October 2, 2018
Communities, Culture & Heritage  – Capacity Building
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Visitors Centre
Time: 6 to  7: 30 pm

This session is focused on the Capacity Building Project for Arts / Cultural Organizations funding stream. Learn about this unique funding stream, eligibility, funding objectives, and tips to preparing a successful application.

Capacity Building Objective: To strengthen the relevance, responsiveness, effectiveness and resilience of Hamilton’s cultural organizations.

No registration required.


October 3, 2018
Events & Established Activities / New Projects

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

For new and returning applicants, this session will review the available funding streams, eligibility, budget details and general tips on preparing a strong application.  


Drop In Sessions
October 24, 2018: 1 to 4 pm
October 30, 2018: 10 am to 4 pm

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

Drop In Sessions provide an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the Communities, Culture & Heritage Program Manager and discuss specific application and / or budget questions.

No registration required. First come first served.

Community Services Program - Grants Handbook (PDF, 527 KB)

Information Sessions


 

October 18, 2018
Program Information Session
Hamilton City Hall
71 Main West – Room 264
Time: 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Open To Both Established And Emerging Needs Applicants

In this session the Financial Coordinator for the City Enrichment Fund will provide an over of the required excel budget form that is to be completed and submitted as part of the 2019 City Enrichment Fund submissions.  This session is open to applicants from the Community Services Stream from both the Established and Emerging Needs streams.  


October 18, 2018
Program Information Session

Hamilton City Hall
71 Main West – Room 264
Time: 6 to 8 pm

Emerging Needs Applicants Only

This session is geared to those applicants who have either received funding from the Emerging Needs Category in 2018 or are new applicants to the Community Services Stream of the 2019 City Enrichment Fund.   An overview of the login requirements and overall application form will be provided. Please note that applicants to the Emerging Needs category are encouraged to attend the Program Budget Information Session being offered the same day from 430-530 pm as well - a separate rsvp is required for this program budget overview session.


Drop In Sessions
The October 17th session has been CANCELLED
October 30, 2018: 10 am to 12 noon
Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – RM B05 (Basement)

For any applicants from either the Established/Emerging Needs categories who have a specific question or seeking clarification during the 2019 City Enrichment Fund submission process.

No registration required. First come first served.

Environment Program - Grants Handbook (PDF, 469 KB)

Information Sessions


October 3, 2018
Program Information Session
Projects & Programs / Capacity Building

Hamilton City Hall
71 Main West – Room 264
Time: 4:30 to 6 pm

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.

RSVP
diedre.rozema@hamilton.ca
or 905-546-2424 x 5089

Sport & Active Lifestyles Program - Grant Handbook (PDF, 438 KB)

Information Sessions


October 11, 2018
Program Information Session
All Sport & Active Lifestyles Streams

Lister Block Building
28 James St. North – 1st Floor Tourism Boardroom
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm

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.

City Council Approvals

2018

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

Contact 

Rosanna Melatti
Grants & Strategic Partnerships Co-ordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4524
Email: rosanna.melatti@hamilton.ca