The Community Impact Grant is a grant program aimed at providing support to registered Canadian Charities. The grant was established in 2017 and is used to help provide funding to programs focused on supporting our communities.
Ecclesiastical will award the Community Impact Grant to specific programs that make a positive and sustained impact on the community, by benefiting youth, vulnerable and under-represented people, or by supporting our communities’ unique cultural programs.
The Community Impact Grant is primarily focused on programs that require funding to get off the ground. A grant may be awarded to programs that are making a substantial change or branching into a new sector.
Yes, the Community Impact Grant program has provided grants to charitable organizations on an annual basis since 2017.
All applications for the Community Impact Grant must be submitted through the online portal which is open to receive applications each summer.
The grant application process is open in the summer each year. Please check back.
Yes! As you work through the application, there is the opportunity to save and resume as required. You can select the "Save and Resume" button included to receive a link back to your application. This will allow you to step away from the application and resume it at a later time.
Successful applicants will be notified in the fall with grants being awarded by the end of December.
Typically, grants are awarded in person via cheque by a representative of Ecclesiastical. We will review the pandemic-related restrictions in each community at the time of the awards being made, and determine whether grants will be awarded in person, or via direct deposit into the charity’s registered Canadian bank account.
Absolutely. If your application is unsuccessful, you may apply again next year. Charities that do receive grants may apply for additional grants as well but not within three years of receiving the original grant.
It depends! Grants vary in size and are typically between $10,000 and $25,000. There will be consideration provided to awarding grants in larger amounts based on program focus and need.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, due to the sheer number of applications received, we will only notify successful applicants.
Please direct all other inquiries using our Contact Form, and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.
The following exclusions apply:
- Non-registered or de-registered charitable organizations
- Organizations not based in Canada
- For-profit organizations or ventures
- Organizations that are politically or philosophically partisan
- Applications made within three years of a previous grant being approved or before an existing grant is acquitted
- Single individuals
- Grant-making institutions
- Requests submitted for completed projects
- Fundraising events, annual funds, galas, and other special-event fundraising activities
- Retrospective or deficit funding/debt retirement
- Competitive sports teams, raffles, and giveaways