Eligibility for Centraide funding
agencies which are recognized as charities by Canada Revenue Agency, and which work
in the social field assisting disadvantaged groups in the territory served by
Centraide of Greater Montreal,
are eligible to apply for financial assistance.
Agencies whose primary mission is of a political, religious, cultural or environmental nature or directly related to the fields of housing, international cooperation, sports and recreation, community economic development, employability, fundraising, medical research, physical health or day care are not eligible for Centraide funding. As well, Centraide does not fund activities of a cultural (concerts, art exhibitions, choirs), sporting or strictly recreational nature (hockey teams, ski clubs, sports demonstrations).
In order to be eligible for Centraide funding,
an agency must:
- Be a private non-profit agency.
- Be incorporated and recognized as a charity, and have a charitable registration number issued by Canada Revenue Agency.
- Offer services and activities within the territory served by Centraide of Greater Montreal (national, provincial and regional agencies must have an independent and representative division in Centraide of Greater Montreal’s territory).
- Be managed by a board of directors composed of volunteers who are representative of the community served by the agency.
- Have no affiliation or declared ties with any kind of religious or political group.
- Make maximum use of volunteers at all levels of operation.
- Carry out activities which meet Centraide’s agency funding criteria and are in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the document entitled
Does your agency meet all these criteria and do you wish to receive funding from Centraide?
If so, register your agency with theduring the period when the region you serve is under study.
Registration periods for grant applications:
From 1 to 31 October 2013:
- South Shore
- Boroughs: Ahuntsic—Cartierville, Montreal North, Plateau-Mont-Royal, Saint-Laurent, Ville-Marie
From 1 to 31 October 2014
- Boroughs: Lachine, LaSalle, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Côte-des-Neiges, South West, Verdun
From 1 to 31 October 2015
- Boroughs: Anjou, Mercier—Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Pointe-aux-Trembles—Rivière-des-Prairies, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, Saint-Léonard, Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension
- Municipalities and boroughs in the West Island
Follow up on your grant application
Several hundred community agencies are registered with the bank of agencies eligible for Centraide funding. To facilitate the management of this bank, the following procedure is applied:
The applicant agency’s eligibility for Centraide funding is evaluated.
If the agency is not eligible,
Centraide so informs it by letter.
If the agency is eligible,
Centraide provides it with an account number and a personalized password that gives it secure access to a Grant Application Form. Grant applications are evaluated during the period when the region served by the applicant agencies is under study.
Centraide contacts only with those agencies that are being actively considered for funding.
No correspondence is sent to the other agencies except when the time comes for them to renew their registration, and they are so notified by e-mail or letter.
To learn more about grant applications to Centraide
Contact Roger Rhéaume byor telephone us at 514 288-1261.
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