Apply For Government Grants
If you applied this year for a New Horizons grant, New Horizons will start contacting clubs about their grant applications in the last week of December to the first week of January,. There will be a simple email that you need to reply to with some basic questions. Last year, James Gardens heard on December 22 and I expect the timing to be similar this
If you are away for the holidays, the email is simple enough that you
can reply to it via a phone or tablet.
It is possible to be accepted after the first week of January but that
depends on the number of applicants and how your grant application is
Be aware and alert and make sure that someone has access to the contact
email in the last week of December to the first week of January.
Want to hire a summer student from a horticultural college to cut your greens next year? Get the federal government to help you. Thanks to my local MP for the information.
The application period for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program is now open. I want to help employers like you hire youth and create valuable summer job opportunities that strengthen our local economy and our community.
Following feedback from stakeholders across the country, updates have been made for CSJ 2019 that will make it easier than ever for employers to provide good quality summer jobs.
· Fewer barriers to good quality jobs: expanded eligibility to include all youth between the ages of 15-30 who are legally entitled to work in Canada – not just students.
· Updated eligibility criteria: the eligibility criteria have been changed to set out what is and isn’t eligible for funding
· Better job matching: All positions will be posted on jobbank.gc.ca and on the app, to get the word out and help match young people with employers and good quality jobs.
This year the government has made it easier than ever to apply for CSJ funding. Everything can be submitted online through our Government Grants and Contributions Online Service. You can complete the application at your leisure and track its status once it has been submitted.
Funding is available for not-for-profit organizations and public and private sector employers with 50 or fewer employees. If you are a non-profit organization you can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage, as well as employment-related costs. Public-sector employers and small businesses can receive up to 50 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage.
CSJ focuses on local priorities, and I am also encouraging more employers to come forward with applications that support and complement a number of national priorities. These include:
Organizations that provide services to, and that express an intent to hire, youth who self-identify as being part of the groups which are underrepresented or have additional barriers to the labour market;
Opportunities for youth to gain work experience related to the skilled trades;
Opportunities for youth in rural areas, remote communities and Official Language Minority Communities;
Small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of jobs; and
Organizations which deliver supports or services to seniors.
Not-for-profit organizations that provide programs and services to children, youth, seniors, new immigrants, and persons with disabilities specifically in Neighbourhood Improvement Areas.
Employers who intend to hire youth from underrepresented groups, including new immigrant youth/refugees, Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities, visible minorities, and women locally
Support science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as information, communication and technology opportunities (ICT).
I know many of you have hired youth in the past and know how beneficial it was to your organization. As community leaders, you also know how important a summer job is to help develop the skills and experience needed to start a career and join the workforce. By participating in CSJ you are helping the young people of your area gain those skills and the confidence needed for a bright future.
I encourage you to take advantage of this program and apply for funding by January 25th, 2019.
For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada Office or call 1-800-935-5555.
Ralph Ellis email@example.com
Seniors Community Program Grant
To help clubs prepare for this grant, I have included the only two successful applications from 2017 - James Gardens using Stream 2 (projects $3000 to $12,000) and St George using Stream 1 (projects $3000 or less). The big thing that they let you apply for is ADVERTISING but also for meals, training travel, computer equipment including printers and some sports equipment.
Read the guidelines and start thinking about what you want to apply for. When applications formally open, I will start pushing hard to help you apply and get this critical grant money.
Ralph Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org
OLBA Marketing and Membership Chair
Seniors Community Grant Guidelines
St. George Grant Application
James Garden Grant Application
New Horizons Grants
Archive - Access successful grant applications for New Horizons and Seniors Community Program Grants. This folder also includes application guides, presentation notes and articles on applying for grants
Videos About Grant Applications