Agency Grants

The United Way is pleased to announce its 2018 granting offering.

Through annual fundraising campaigns, United Way Bruce Grey (UWBG) raises hundreds of thousands of dollars within our community. Those undesignated monies that become available for distribution become part of our Community Fund – which is re-invested locally to address social service issues.

Community Impact Special Project Grants – one-time funding for community agencies

This funding allows any registered charitable organization in our community, which meet our funding criteria, to apply. Other practical capacity-building support is offered to registered charities that apply for funding.

All United Way funds are distributed according to our Three Priority Areas:

  • From poverty to possibility –We are looking for initiatives that meet people’s basic needs for food, shelter and safety; as well as those that ensure individuals have opportunities to seek stable and sufficient employment, and make education, training and learning opportunities affordable and accessible for all.
  • Healthy people, strong communities –We are looking for initiatives that reduce barriers and isolation for those with addictions and mental-health issues through counselling, referrals, rehabilitation and other services. As well, services that support seniors, and individuals with physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities are ideal.
  • All that kids can be – We are looking for organizations that are supporting the healthy growth and development of young people. This means actively targeting the source of their challenges and working to address systemic issues.

2018 Application Forms & Information


2018 Member Agency Guidebook

UWBG Application 2018 – Part A

UWBG Program Information 2018 – Part B

UWBG Budget Worksheet 2018


2017 Funded Grants


Community Connection, Collingwood 211 Information and Referral Service
Canadian Mental Health Association ~ Brunch Program Working together, the garden project not only provides job ready skills, a wage but also provides an abundance of garden-fresh produce for the 60 meals a day served by the Union Place Brunch program.
Canadian Mental Health Association ~ Friends & Neighbours Club The FAN program uses child-sized puppets to talk to children ages 4 to 11 about mental health
Canadian Mental Health Association ~ Garden Project The garden project not only provides job ready skills, a wage, but also provides an abundance of garden-fresh produce for the 60 meals a day served by the Union Place Brunch program.
Canadian Mental Health Association ~ ID Clinic ID Clinic as a pilot project to assist individuals in acquiring essential ID
Canadian Mental Health Association ~ Let’s Talk A mental health and mental illness awareness program for intermediate, high school and college students designed to reach out and help intermediate, high school and college youth develop and maintain good Mental Health.
Canadian Mental Health Association ~ Men’s Program To help men who are abusive towards women change their behaviours and attitudes and develop respectful relationships.
Durham & District Food Bank ~ Food Bank Core operations of the food bank
Grey Bruce Eat & Learn ~ Pine River Cheese School Nutrition Program Breakfast cheese program feeding thousands of kids daily.
Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services ~ Residence Program To help move suicidal, depressed and anxious youth in the direction of wellness by providing therapeutic and alternative recreational activities
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library ~ Teen Advisory Group Programming For 2017 we are working with a team of youth volunteers to provide free technology training to seniors and other adults in our community.
Pegasus Riding Association Nurturing Challenged Equestrians ~ Volunteer Coordinator To meet the above needs in the following way: one camper per week for 6 weeks and 4 riders in the regular sessions would be funded.
South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy ~ Community Volunteer Tutor Program In addition to our one-on-one core tutoring program, we continue to offer drama workshops for kinesthetic learners in a group setting, and presentations and workshops for parents and other adult allies who support these learners.
St John Ambulance First Aid Training To enable our organization to provide Mental Health First Aid training to the staff, volunteers and clients of the Bruce Grey United V/ay Member Agencies.
The Meeting Place Tobermory ~ Food Bank To help us manage the program through the ups and downs and the donation side.
The Meeting Place Tobermory ~ Project Development & Community Coordination For Community Information & Resource Coordination (CIRC) the majority of the 88 individuals and families served last year accessed the service directly.
Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth This program provides for direct client expenses not covered by any other program and may include emergency accommodation/food/transportation/clothing and other resources.
Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey ~ Child Witness To assist children who witness domestic violence in the home.
Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey ~ Outreach Community Counselling Working to build strong families by supporting violence prevention efforts and ensuring families are supported within their home communities.
Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey ~ Second Stage Housing The Second Stage Program supports women who may also need support with housing, and assistance with accessing and navigating support systems.
Bruce Grey Children & Family Services Foundation For funds to prevent an admission to foster care.
The Women’s Center Grey Bruce Create a Task Force Committee to develop cross training educational sessions to better inform partner organizations.
Safe N Sound Ensuring that most vulnerable people in have access to nutritious food while providing crisis housing intervention services and supports and appropriate referrals to the other community partners.


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