Community Grants and Vibrancy Funding

The Community Grant and Vibrancy Funding policy has been developed to address receipt of vibrancy funding from the wind turbine companies and to establish how these funds will be distributed to address current capital needs of the community while providing sustainable funding for future budgets.   

Furthermore, this policy establishes the procedures for the “Community Grant and Vibrancy Funds Program”, which provides limited financial assistance to community groups and organizations within Bluewater to assist with programs, projects, or special events.   

The program exists to recognize the value of these groups to the well-being and growth of the community and in helping the municipality retain a strong community focus. 

Funding streams

There are two streams of funding available through this policy to provide limited financial assistance to local non-profit organizations: The Community Grant stream and the Community Vibrancy Funding stream.   

Organizations will be permitted to submit only one application per year for either the Community Grant stream or the Community Vibrancy stream. Capital projects for municipal property will be funded through the Community Vibrancy Fund only and will be required to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with respect to the funding requests. 

Application forms

Application packages are available at the municipal office by contacting the administrative assistant to Finance. Applicants are asked to review the Community Grant and Vibrancy Funding Policy prior to applying.

Applications are considered in the budget discussions at the end of the year and amounts are awarded the following year. For example, an application received in September 2022 will be awarded in 2023 if successful.

All applications, on the appropriate form and with supporting documents, must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 15th each year.

In the event that September 15th falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. the following Monday. 

Applications can be brought to the municipal office or mailed. If mailing, the application must be received by our office by the deadline.

The Municipality of Bluewater 
14 Mill Ave 
Zurich, ON   N0M 2T0 

Project completion

At the completion of the project, you are expected to submit a Project Evaluation Form. 

Municipality of Bluewater
14 Mill Avenue
ZURICH, ON
N0M 2T0
Phone: 519-236-4351
or 1-877-236-4351
Fax: 519-236-4329
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