2022 Grant Application Program

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Each Year the Township of Puslinch accepts grant applications under our Grant Application Program to provide support for not-for-profit organizations and unincorporated community groups that maintain and improve the quality of life for our residents.

Each Year the Township of Puslinch accepts grant applications under our Grant Application Program to provide support for not-for-profit organizations and unincorporated community groups that maintain and improve the quality of life for our residents.

  • Grant Application Policy & Application

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    View the Township of Puslinch website for the Grant Application Policy and to complete a Grant Application Form.

  • Grant Application Program Eligibility

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    Organizations applying for grant funding must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • Be in existence for at least one year; and
    • have its principal address in the Township; and
    • be a not-for-profit organization or an unincorporated community group; and
    • offer services that benefit the Township and its residents; and
    • demonstrate financial need; and
    • be in good financial standing with the Township and not in litigation with the Township; and
    • be in compliance with any other Township by-laws and policies.


    For the purposes of this policy, Puslinch Minor Sports Organizations and the Aberfoyle Agricultural Society are deemed to meet the eligibility criteria.


    For the purposes of this policy, services that benefit the Township and its residents include:

    • Charitable community services
    • Artistic endeavours, including literature, dance, music, theatre, painting, sculpture, movies, photography and live performances
    • Specific cultural and heritage activities
    • Programs that improve the health and well-being of the community
    • Programs that encourage participation in organized athletic activities
    • Services or events directed for youth and older adults
    • Public safety enhancement services


    The following organizations are not eligible for funding:

    • Adult sports organizations ie. Old Timers, Puslinch Kodiak’s, Morriston Men’s League, The Aberfoyle Dukes
    • Groups or organizations of a religious nature.
    • County, Provincial, and Federal organizations.
    • Groups or organizations affiliated with any political party or event.
    • Individuals, commercial organizations, and coalitions such as ratepayer associations.
    • Hospitals, hospital foundations and hospital auxiliary groups or agencies.
    • Educational institutions including universities, colleges, schools and associated auxiliary groups.


    For the purposes of this policy, the Wellington County Farm and Home Safety Association and the Wellington County Plowmen’s Association are deemed to meet the eligibility criteria.

    View the complete Grant Application Policy.

  • Grant Application Program Funding Categories

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    The Township of Puslinch' s Grant Application Program has three funding categories as outlined in Section 5.0 Categories of Funding in the Grant Application Policy.

    Category 1 – Donation (funds requested – less than $500)

    Grants for organizations that are community-based and fairly represent both their own interest and those of the community in which they serve. Services, programs and activities must demonstrate a benefit to the Township and its residents.

    Category 2 – Sponsor or Contributor (funds requested - $500 to $3,000)

    Grants for organizations for the purpose of a community event or program that benefits the Township and its residents. Examples include the Santa Claus Parade, Aberfoyle Fall Fair, Canada Day, and Family Day.

    Category 3 – Project Funder (funds requested – greater than $3,000)

    Grants for organizations for special purposes and/or projects for an activity deemed to be of significant value to the Township and its residents.

    View the complete Grant Application Policy.