Community Grants

Municipal Grant opportunities are offered by the Township of Centre Wellington to support the effort of many community groups each year.  


In 2017, The Township of Centre Wellington, Elora & Fergus Tourism, and Regional Tourism Organization 4 (RTO4) created the Destination Animation Project (DAP). For more information on this initiative, visit our Tourism Business Resources here

 Arts, Culture & Heritage Grant

As part of the 2022 Budget process, Council has approved a policy that allocates 5% of OLG Funds received in 2021 to an Arts Culture and Heritage Reserve Fund.  

It is anticipated that up to $61,000 will be available for Council to allocate through an Arts, Culture and Heritage grant application process.

The application process is currently closed. The next application process will open in February 2023 (specific dates to be determined) pending council approval.

If you have any questions regarding this grant application process please email us.

 Community Grants

Community grants are issued in support of various local community groups.


The application process is currently closed. The next application process will open in February 2023 (specific dates to be determined) pending council approval. 


Application forms and the application policy may be obtained in the following ways:

  1. Download the Grant Application Form and Grant Application Policy
  2. Contact staff by e-mail and the form will be sent to you.

All grant applications must be submitted by email to the above email address.  NO PAPER COPIES WILL BE RECEIVED THIS YEAR.  Please attach the application in a pdf format; the proposed budget for your application as a separate pdf and any financial statements in a final pdf. 


All qualified applications will be considered during the 2023 operating budget deliberations, pending Council approval.


Questions can be directed to Kristen Drexler at 519-846-9691 ext. 322 or by e-mail at


 CW Neighbourhood Grant

Please note that the 2022 CW Neighbourhood Grant application has now closed. The application process for 2023 is to be determined pending council approval.


CW Neighbourhood Grants is a simple yet powerful idea – support resident-led community building, encourage neighbours to connect and create a sense of belonging in our community.

The grant program will make available 5 small grants (up to $1,000) per grant request, to resident-led groups to help them inspire their neighbourhoods with events held between late June to December, 2022.


The goal of CW Neighbourhood Grants are to:

  • Connect and engage neighbourhood residents
  • Build a sense of ownership and pride



 Eligibility Information 

The 2022 Neighbourhood Grant application has now closed.


Who is eligible to apply for a CW Neighbourhood Grant?

Apply if you answer yes to the following questions below

Is your group:

  • A resident-led community group (your group is NOT a business, a social enterprise, or an incorporated non-profit group)
  • A resident group that residents in Centre Wellington


Your event or activity must:

  • Take place in Centre Wellington
  • Be free and open  to residents in your neighbourhood
  • Cannot be a fundraiser
  • An event that benefits township citizens
  • Must be held between late June to December, 2022
  • A one-time event
  • Be held in a public space (a neighbourhood park etc.)  Events held on private property (i.e. someone's backyard) will not be approved.


View all Eligible and Ineligible Expenses here.


If your grant application is successful, funded projects are required to share the experience and lessons learned upon project completion. 

Project Costs

What do you need to think about when you are estimating your project costs?

  • Grant requests for events/activity are expected to be under $1,000.
  • You may not profit financially from your project.


You will be required to provide a budget as part of the online application process.  List as many details as possible.  Give us a picture of what the money will be used for before, during and if needed after your event/activity.  Remember to include in your budget the amount needed for Township permit costs or insurance costs.


CW Neighbourhood Grant Budget example


Neighbourhood events must be free to attend and participate in.  

Permit Requirements

You will need to get a permit for Township owned space and that may take a few weeks, and any additional costs must be included in your budget request.  


Examples include - street closures, community park use etc.

Important Dates

Dates below are 2022 - 2023 dates are TBD.

Tuesday, March 15 – Online application will launch

Friday, April 22 – Grant closes

Wednesday, May 4 – Grants will be brought to the Community Services Advisory Committee for review

Monday, May 30 – Council will approve final grant applications

How do I apply?

You must apply online here.


If you need assistance completing your online application, please contact 

Communications Department c/o Kendra Martin
1 MacDonald Square
Elora, ON N0B 1S0
Telephone: 519-846-9691 ext. 220





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