GRANT/DONATION REQUESTS

**NOTICE**

Montague Township Grant/Donation Policy

The Township of Montague recognizes the many benefits that various registered charitable and not-for-profit groups/organizations within the Municipality provide by improving upon the cultural, social and economic well-being of the community. It is for this reason that the Municipality is committed to treating all requests for contributions in a consistent, fair and equitable manner subject to local needs, priorities and Council’s approved budget.

 The purpose of this policy is:

• To establish, funding criteria and application procedures for requests for financial assistance from groups and organization in the community of Montague;

• To provide council and staff with clear direction in considering and responding to requests for assistance;

• To secure an open and transparent decision-making process for requests for donations from council;

• To provide an accessible and equitable process for groups and organizations seeking donations from council;

• To establish an annual calendar for the processing of all donation requests

  • To provide a process which allows council to conduct a meaningful comparison of requests for donations;

• To provide a process which allows the council to maintain a more equitable distribution of council donations;

• To enhance council’s appreciation and understanding of community groups operating in Montague Township.

To be considered for the Financial Assistance Program all applications must be completed and submitted by the deadline November 30th of each year.  The complete policy and the application form is available here or by visiting the municipal office at 6547 Roger Stevens Drive, Smiths Falls ON.

 If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact Jasmin Ralph, Clerk/Deputy Administrator at jralph@township.montague.on.ca.