City Enrichment Fund

City Enrichment Fund

2020 Grant Applications Update

The City of Hamilton recognizes that these are uncertain times with the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and we want to reassure you that we have our community’s health and wellbeing top of mind during this time.

As it stands now:

  • CEF 2020 grant applications are moving along as per schedule and set internal process, unless otherwise directed. In either event, we will post an update accordingly to keep you, our local community groups and organizations in the loop with any changes.
  • The Grant Coordinator and Program Area Managers remain available to support you and will continue to respond to enquiries. We want to ensure and encourage open communication to provide you with the latest information.
  • Based on the current environment all meetings at this time will be online or by phone.

We want to assure you that we continue to work diligently to provide you with efficient service with regards to your grants. If you have any questions or concerns, email us at [email protected].

 

The City of Hamilton invests in the community by providing grants through the City Enrichment Fund. The 2020 application period has now closed.
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: [email protected]
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
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: [email protected]
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 – First 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.

2019 City Council Approvals

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

Contact

Mimi John
Acting Grants & Strategic Partnerships Co-ordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4524
Email: [email protected]