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Funding Opportunities

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How to apply

Applications are open to any registered charity or qualified donee located and operating in Waterloo Region.

  • There are two streams of funding. Please see details below and in the Application Guides provided.
  • Maximum amount per grant is $50,000
  • We recognize that agency needs extend beyond three months. For that reason, an agency is able have the same application considered in the next funding period, providing updated information as necessary (e.g. budget, emerging needs). For more information on when and how to do this, please speak with United Way Community Investment staff.

Q2 Funding

Spring 2022 Applications (funding for the term July to September 2022)

Applications open: April 29th to May 20th 2022 (closes at 4:30 pm)

Decisions Communicated to Applicants: June 13th – 17th, 2022

Q3 Funding

Summer 2022 Applications (funding for the term October to December 2022)

Applications open: July 15th to August 5th 2022 (closes at 4:30 pm)

Decisions Communicated to Applicants: August 29th to September 2nd, 2022

Q4 Funding

Fall 2022 Applications (funding for the term January to March 2023)

Applications open: September 12th to 30th 2022 (closes at 4:30 pm)

Decisions Communicated to Agencies: October 31st to November 4th, 2022

General Operating Support (GOS)

These grants are intended to support an organization’s ability to achieve its mission overall. This type of grant is flexible and allows grantees to allocate funds towards self-identified organizational priorities in order to develop and strengthen their internal systems.

Program/Project Grants

These grants support specific programs or projects of an organization. This type of grant allows grantees to focus on specific aspects of their work. Programs/projects can be new or existing.

For more information or questions, please reach out to us!

Brian Kamm

Manager, Community Investment

519-888-6100 EXT. 209 | bkamm@uwaywrc.ca

Funded Agencies

At United Way we fund a network of Agencies helping people meet their basic needs, access mental health supports, and reduce social isolation.


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