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 the preservation of Canada’s history and cultures.
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 application found here. Only applications submitted through the online portal will be reviewed and selected.
Grant applications are accepted in the summer each year. More details will become available closer to that time.
Yes! To apply you will first need to create an account using your email address and your own unique password. This will allow you to step away from the application and resume it at a later time.
Successful candidates will be notified by the end of October with grants being awarded by the end of December.
Typically, grants are awarded in person via cheque by a representative of Ecclesiastical. Due to the current global pandemic, the grants will be awarded 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