About the Support Program

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This program will provide funding to non-profit organizations to provide community support programs, including those agencies supporting small businesses, to those in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This target-specific program has been created to provide financial support to our community agencies, nonprofits and volunteer organizations that will / have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To be eligible, applicants must be:
  • Registered (Federal or Provincial) Not-for-Profit, local Board of the Municipality or local volunteer community group that delivers programs or services to the residents of Clarington or a group of two (2) or more Clarington residents who share a common purpose in providing a service to the community with no personal or professional gain (individuals or groups must partner with a registered not-for-profit or established volunteer group to be eligible). Agencies supporting small businesses are eligible to apply for Innovation Relief only.
  • Organizations must be non-profit, non-political and non-religious in nature. Religious organizations will be eligible if the funding request is for a program or service that benefits the broader community and does not involve religious teachings and/or is not generating revenue for the organization.
  • Demonstrate their programs, services or clients have been impacted due to COVID-19 such as:
  1. Enhancement/addition of programs or services to support the community for COVID-19 related needs
  2. Closure of facility or programs which resulted in a loss of revenue
  3. Closure of facility or programs which resulted in the requirement to provide services to clients using other means (i.e. technology, equipment, supplies)
  4. Cancellation of fundraising events due to COVID-19 social gathering restrictions or facility closures which resulted in loss of revenue
  5. Any other direct impact as a result of COVID-19 as demonstrated by the applicant
Forms of relief (up to $5,000)
  • Financial relief – due to loss of revenue from service or fundraising event cancellation (proof of cancellation and projected revenue loss may be required).
  • Innovation relief - allow non-profits to pivot and offer services in a different way (i.e. access to technology, equipment, supplies, agencies supporting small businesses with new programs or services)
  • Service relief – for organizations that assist individuals and families address the social well-being of those most affected by COVID-19. Examples include:
  1. At-home help for seniors
  2. Crisis and helplines
  3. Food security issues
  4. Emotional and mental health counselling
  5. Any other identified community issues

If you have questions or require assistance filling out this form, please email grants@clarington.net or call 905-623-3379 ext. 2563 or 2564.