One-time Grant Requests

Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Council reserves the right to refer the request to the following year’s budget process if they deem so appropriate. Budget deliberations begin in November of each year. Suggested date for submission is November 1st of each year.

One-time requests to support extraordinary operational events and initiatives may be considered by Council using the following criteria:

  • The request is greater than $2000;
  • Only one application per organization may be approved every four years;
  • The request is aligned with Council’s Strategic Plan;
  • All criteria outlined in application is met;
  • The financial capacity/local economy of the day is considered;
  • The funding of the request would be in addition to the grants to organization budget allowance; and
  • Funding will be provided either in one lump sum amount and expensed in the year it is approved or through multi-year payments. Funding provided over multiple years will be subject to annual budget approval by Council and may be subject to change.
  •   View the application form here

One-time requests to support capital campaigns and projects may be considered by Council using the following criteria:

  • The request is greater than $5,000;
  • Only one application per organization may be approved every eight years;
  • The request is aligned with Council’s Strategic Plan;
  • All criteria outlined in application is met;
  • The financial capacity/local economy of the day is considered;
  • The funding of the request would be in addition to the grants to organization budget allowance; and
  • Funding will be provided either in one lump sum amount and expensed in the year it is approved or through multi-year payments. Funding provided over multiple years will be subject to annual budget approval by Council and may be subject to change.
  •   View the application form here

Community Partnership Program Grant

Application deadline February 1st of each year. 

The Town will consider providing limited financial assistance to organizations that fall within Section 65(au) of the Municipal Government Act that:

  • Organize or operate programs for the benefit of the residents of the Town of Wolfville, or
  • Coordinate and implement local events in the Town of Wolfville.
  • The level of funding for the Community Partnership Program will be set by Council as part of the Town’s budget process. Town Council may allocate different funding levels for each of the two (2) CPP grant categories: Programs or Local Events
  • This program does not provide financial assistance to social service, health, education or similar services, departments or agencies.
  • The maximum amount awarded to any group for any Community Partnership Program grant will not exceed $2,000.
  • If an amount greater than $5,000 is remaining in the Community Partnership Program after the allocation of funding of February 1 requests, a second round of applications will be called for in July. Organizations who applied in February may apply a second time if the funding is for a new program or to cover a shortfall for the given year. However, new organizations will be given priority. The application.
  • Any decision of staff regarding funding requests may be appealed to Council upon notice of appeal within seven (7) days of being notified of the decision of staff. Council’s decision regarding the appeal shall be final.
  • Applications from community groups with new or innovative programming or festival ideas may present to Council at the request of Council.
  • Applicants who have received a Community Partnership Program grant in a previous year are not guaranteed approval for a Community Partnership Program grant in subsequent years.
  • View the application form here

Strategic Partnership Program

The Strategic Partnership Program funding agreements will be reviewed every four years. The next opportunity for submission is 2021. The maximum amount awarded to any group for any Strategic Partnership Program grant will not exceed $5,000.

The Town will provide financial assistance to support to facility operators who provide affordable multipurpose recreational space to the community or to Signature Festivals or Events that:

  • Are long-standing festivals or events (operating for a minimum of four years);
  • The Town has a partnership beyond a funding contributor with;
  • Is primarily located in the Town of Wolfville;
  • Have completed an Economic Impact Study to demonstrate the significant contribution of non-residential participants who attend the event; and
  • Community organizations that building community capacity and provide benefit to the community as outlined in Schedule A.

To be eligible for the SPP funding the organization must:

  • Enter into a Funding Agreement (Appendix A) with the Town;
  • Provide Financial Statements to the Town annually;
  • Be aligned with Council’s Strategic Plan or other Town Strategies; and
  • Be an entity recognized under Section 65 (au) of the Municipal Government Act.

If the organization no longer meets the above criteria or fails to meet any provisions within the Partnership Agreement, the financial assistance will cease in the current fiscal year.

 The following grants were awarded for the 2017-2021 SSP Grant period:

Organization 
SPP Grant
Acadia Cinema Co-op $4,500
Wolfville Curling Club $4,500
Wolfville Lions Club $2,850
 Acadia Performing Arts $5,000
Deep Roots Music Cooperative $5,000
Devour! The Food Film Festival $5,000
Valley Harvest Marathon $5,000
Valley Summer Theatre $5,000
Wolfville Magic Winery Bus $5,000
Wolfville Farmers' Market $5,000