Working Together for Simcoe Muskoka

Community Collaborative Projects are critical to United Way Simcoe Muskoka’s commitment to mobilize collective action in our communities through initiatives that address poverty reduction and social inclusion.

Grant Making Process

Our mission is to improve lives and build communities by leveraging resources and mobilizing collective action to achieve the greatest impact. We want to work in partnership with you. Your United Way is both responsive and proactive – we respond to requests for funding and we initiate community discussions and projects to address key issues. We appreciate your interest in the Grant Making Process for the 2024-2027 Community Collaborative Projects.

Complete the eligibility quiz that will help you determine your next steps.

If eligible, you will be invited to book a call with our team to determine the scope of your project. A meeting with our team provides an opportunity to discuss whether the project aligns with the United Way Simcoe Muskoka priorities before an applicant(s) invests significant time and resources in completing a full application.

All grant applications will be completed using Salesforce, where you will have access to the Application and guidance documents. Please read the Applicant Guidelines and Application to ensure you understand the questions and process.

Eligibility Questions for Community Collaboratives

1 – Will your project serve a community in Simcoe County, The Town of Blue Mountains and/or The District of Muskoka?

2 – Do you have a minimum of 3 multisectoral organizations that will be partnering with you for this project?

3 – As the lead organization, are you a Registered Canadian Charity?

Please note: Funding will flow through the lead organization.

Who Can Apply?

Your United Way focuses our funding on organizations and activities in Simcoe County, The Town of Blue Mountains and The District of Muskoka.

As a charitable foundation registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), United Way Simcoe Muskoka may only make grants to registered charities or other qualified donees under the Income Tax Act.

Your project will need a minimum of three (3) multisectoral partners.

Organizations funded through previous and existing Community Collaborative projects are eligible and must demonstrate how the project relates to current UWSM investment priorities.

Poverty touches most aspects of a person’s life from food, shelter and employment, to mental and physical well-being. This complex issue has a social and economic impact that affects entire communities and everyone who lives there. Projects must align with the UWSM priorities: Food Security, Mental Health, Housing and Income Stability.

Eligible Areas

District of Muskoka: Bracebridge, Township of Georgian Bay, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Lake of Bays, Township of Muskoka Lakes

Orillia & Area: Orillia, Township of Oro-Medonte, Township of Ramara, Township of Severn

North Simcoe: Midland, Penetanguishene, Township of Tay, Township of Tiny

Barrie & Area: Barrie, Innisfil, Township of Springwater

South Georgian Bay: Collingwood, Township of Clearview, Wasaga Beach, Town of Blue Mountains

South Simcoe: Township of Adjala-Tosrontio, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Township of Essa, New Tecumseth

Capacity Building Workshops

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Capacity Building Session Recordings

People with Lived and Living Experience

Grant Making Opportunity Information Session