The Municipality of South Dundas and its partners support a number of community initiatives through Community Financial Programs. Below you will find a list of funding opportunities and financial assistance programs that residents can potentially take advantage of for a variety of purposes.
Each year, the Municipality of South Dundas recognizes the contributions of the community and volunteer groups within the Municipality and the benefits they provide to residents by offering an opportunity to request financial and in-kind grants and donations from the Municipality.
During the budget process, Council will determine the amount of funding that will be available for all municipal grants, including Community Organization grants/donations, In-Kind Contribution grants, Special Events Grants and Community Events Grants.
The Municipality receives more requests for funding than can feasibly be accepted, and therefore applications are reviewed and decisions are made in a fair process designed to distribute funds across the municipality and provide modest levels of support and assistance to community non-profit organizations.
Below you will find additional details and guidelines for the Municipal Grants Programs available, as well as applications to be completed and returned to the Municipal office.
Volunteer and non-profit groups have the opportunity to apply for a capital funding grant from the Municipality that could cover up to 50% of a community improvement project, up to a maximum of $25,000.
Any project considered for the Dollar For Dollar Capital Funding Program must be located on municipally-owned property and designed to better the community.
Full guidelines and application forms for this capital funding program can be found below.
The South Nation Conservation Community Environmental Grants program encourages and supports events that promote recreational use of our rivers, protect the environment or celebrate the history of our natural heritage. Non-profit organizations and Municipalities are welcome to apply for a grant of up to $300 for their event or activity.
The South Nation Conservation’s Clean Water Program offers cost-share grants from $1,000 to $8,000 depending on the project. The Clean Water Program has funded more than $2.3 million in grants to over 742 projects; adding about $12 million to the local economy in construction projects.
As part of the initiative to support marketing efforts and increase the visibility of regional tourism assets, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) wish to assist community leaders to provide a diverse and rich experience to all residents and visitors. At times, community organizations and visitor destinations across SDG require financial assistance to develop, expand or continue special projects. The SDG Regional Tourism Grant can provide limited financial assistance to support these tourism efforts.
With $250,000 in funds available the Stay Discover Grow Regional Incentives Program offers support to local businesses/non-profits/community groups, covering up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $50,000 per property, per year. Numerous grant streams are available including façade, signage and property improvement, and trail improvement grants. Organizations can qualify for the Stay Discover Grow Regional Incentives Program if they meet certain criteria and are in SDG.
Child care fee subsidy assistance is available to residents living in the City of Cornwall or in the United Counties of S.D. & G. It is available for eligible families with a child or children between the age of birth and 12 years (or up to the age of 18 years old if the child has special needs) who need to be in a licensed child care program because the parents work, attend school, training or participate in upgrading skill courses.