Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. — Oct. 16, 2019 — The City of Burlington is now accepting applications for the Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund (NCMF). The deadline for submissions is Feb. 24, 2020.
Up to $10,000 is available for each project.
Created to inspire residents to champion community-led projects, the goal of the NCMF is to improve neighbourhoods by creating a sense of belonging and community pride, while building meaningful connections.
“These past few years, we’ve seen some wonderful events planned by community and neighbourhood groups that bring people together. We’re happy to offer the funding as well as advice and other support to help groups launch a successful project.” — Denise Beard, acting Director of Recreation Services
Burlington residents, brought together by a common goal or neighbourhood boundaries, are encouraged to submit ideas that help make our City a better place to live and play. Inspired by the unique needs of residents and community groups, projects can increase walkability, promote beautification, encourage recreational activity, build social connections and improve safety or accessibility.
Burlington residents interested in applying for funds are encouraged to visit burlington.ca/matchingfund to learn more about the application process, guidelines and past projects.
How the fund works
The NCMF provides up to $10,000 in city funding to support selected neighbourhood- and community-group-led projects in Burlington. Approved projects receive up to 50 per cent of the funding for the project from the City. The neighbourhood or community group will match this funding with an equal contribution made up through any combination of volunteer hours, donated services, donated materials and supplies or other funds raised, such as cash donations.
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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist.