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

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

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

Although applications are due in September, they are considered during municipal budget discussions for the following year. For example, an application received in September 2024 will be awarded funding in 2025 if successful.

Applications can be brought to the municipal office, mailed, or emailed to the Deputy Treasurer. 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.

2024 Community grant recipients

These tables show the 2024 community grant and vibrancy funding recipients.

Community grant recipients

Recipient Amount awarded
Bayfield's Forgotten Felines $2,000
Bayfield River Valley Trail Association/Bayfield Tree Project (in kind) $2,000
Bayfield Ukulele Society $1,000
Huron County Plowman's Association $250
Bayfield Garden Club $250
Blue Bayfield $200
Zurich and District Chamber of Commerce $1,425
Bayfield Agricultural Society $1,000
Pioneer Park Association $1,217.50

Vibrancy funding stream recipients

Recipient Amount Awarded
Huron Tract Land Trust Conservancy $10,000
Zurich Agricultural Society $1,000
Bayfield Area Chamber of Commerce $4,575
Good Neighbours of Bluewater $3,250

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