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How to Apply for United Way Funding

United Way Centraide North East Ontario/ Nord-est de l'Ontario carries out two primary functions: Revenue Generation and Community Investment.


United Way's Revenue Generation is the development, planning, and implementation of annual fundraising, as well as other innovative partnerships which result in non-receiptable funding. It supports a variety of social service programs in North East Ontario.

United Way's Community Investment has two primary functions: Identifying social/health related needs and distributing funds to meet these needs. Social needs of the community are identified through the collection and compilation of information related to issues, trends, and opportunities in the social service sector. Social needs planning also includes involvement in community planning activities through participation in local planning groups, community consultations and facilitation of community planning processes.

There are two types of funding that can be applied for:

Program Funding

Program Funding of $10,000 or more is based on an in -depth review process that determines funding allocations to local programs which address identified needs for one of our three focus areas:

  • All that kids can be
  • Building strong communities
  • Moving people from poverty to possibility

To apply for Program Funding, your agency must:
  • Be a Registered Canadian Charity
  • The program must have operated one complete year before applying for United Way funding
  • The program must address one of the three focus areas
  • The program must be situated in the City of Greater Sudbury or the City of Timmins


Deadline for registering your agency - December 20, 2017
Deadline for Program Fund Applications - January 12, 2018


**If you are applying for a new program please Register your Agency. Once your registration has been accepted, you will receive information a username and password for our online application. Note: One username and password per person. 

Area Grants

Area Grant Funding of $9,900 or less is based on an application review process that determines funding allocations to local agencies which address identified needs for one of our three focus areas:

  • All that kids can be
  • Building strong communities
  • Moving people from poverty to possibility

Funding will be applied to:
  • equipment/minor capital
  • subsidies
  • projects (with a beginning and an end) – may be pilot projects

Funding will be allocated within six areas corresponding to districts:

  • Cochrane
  • Manitoulin
  • Nipissing
  • Parry Sound
  • Sudbury
  • Timiskaming

As well, if directed by the board, area grant funding may be made available to the City of Greater Sudbury and the City of Timmins.

Area Grant applications will be made available February 16, 2018 with a deadline of March 12, 2018.

Different areas may have different limits for grants. This will be determined by local campaign results for each area – our commitment to local dollars staying local.

To obtain an application form, please email:
Linda Dupuis
Community Impact
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705-560-3330, Ext. 222

Area Grant Guidelines

Please read these guidelines carefully to ensure the grant request fits with the criteria.

Organizational eligibility requirements:

  • Grant funding must be spent before March 1, 2019 (when the final report is due)
  • Must provide three (3) quotes for any materials, equipment and/or services
  • Must be a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Must sign a Contract Agreement between United Way and Charity

    Area grants will not fund:
  • Projects outside of the area
  • Direct funds to individuals
  • Deficit funding
  • Retroactive projects or events
  • Program operational reserves
  • Dollar for dollar replacement of government funding
  • Fundraising efforts
  • Consultant fees

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