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Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund

The goal of the Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund is to provide financial assistance to non-profit, community-based organizations that provide programs, projects, services or activities that enhance the quality of life for residents in the areas of health, arts, culture, leisure, heritage, education and the environment.

There are two Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Committees:

  • Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Committee
  • Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Committee
Submission deadline for both the Lindsay and Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Applications is 4:30pm on the last Friday of October annually.

If you require additional information please E-Mail the Executive Assistant to the Director of Community Services or call 705-324-9411 extension 1300

 What projects are eligible for C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grants?
  • Capital project grants to be used for repairs, renovation or improvements to land or buildings and to purchase equipment to support programs, activities or services that show they have sustainability or lasting impact.
  • Projects that have clear, measurable benefits to the Community.
  • Projects that provide greater accessibility to activities, programs or venues, including geographic area that are promoted as open to the general public.
  • Special Events - a sporting, cultural, or other type of unique activity, occuring for a limited or fixed duration.
  • Startup Funding - for a program/event with the understanding annual funding will not be provided to continue its operations. 
  • Special/Multi-year projects - where the project is exclusively for construction, alterations or renovations, or acquisition of property; and where the award will have a project period of more than 12 months of activity (applicable to the Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund only).
  • Extenuating Circumstances: In occasional cases, anytime during the year, the fund may honour one-time requests from organizations of importance to the Town of Lindsay in dire need of financial assistance.  The organization must demonstrate a willingness to work with a third party acceptable to the Committee to improve its financial viability (applicable to the Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T Fund only).

Examples of sustainabilty or lasting impact could include:

  • Added value to community life even after the grant is complete (for example, participants continue to share what they have learned, a permanent change has been achieved in the community or a model has been repeated in another community).
  • A plan for ensuring resources are in place to continue to work after the grant ends (including maintenance for renovation and equipment grants).
 What the Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund will not cover

 Grants will not be provided:

  • To individuals without a Sponsor - refer to eligibility criteria for details
  • On a retroactive basis or for a project that is already completed.
  • If duplication of funding recevied from another funder.
  • To cover budget deficits.
  • Day to day operating costs of an organization (for example, staffing, rent, property taxes etc.).
  • For programs, activities or services outside the relevant geographic area.
  • To support programs or services geared specifically to activities related to ratepayer or tenant/landlord associations, or political parties.
  • For religious activities or instruction, including renovations to a place of worship unless it is also used for community activities or is a significant heritage site used for the general benefit of the community.
  • As donations to charitable causes.
  • To offset capital depreciation costs.
 Eligibility Criteria

 To be eligible for funding applicants must:

  • Be a non-profit incorporated organization, registered charity or be sponsored by an organization that is a non-profit incorporated group or registered charity
  • Have demonstrated sound financial management
  • Be based in the relevant geographic area
  • Be able to show capabilities of providing the proposed service, project or program within identified measurable results
  • Provide a completed application form and other reports as requested

For additional eligibility criteria refer to the Council Policy CP2016-11

 Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Application Form

The Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Application cannot be completed online.

Download the Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Application Form (PDF)

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Application Information:

Each applicant will be required to provide information about the organization and its programs and services; evidence to establish the applicant's eligibility in terms of the evaluation criteria outlined in Council Policy CP2016-011; a description of how the applicant intends to measure the success of the program, service or project if funding request is approved; and specific financial information related to the applicant's revenues and assets.

Wherever practicable, grant applications must include a detailed breakdown and prioritization of component costs, particularily for those applications that comprise a number of smaller projects.  This priortization will provide a guideline to the Committee(s) in the event that only partial funding can be awarded.

Submission Information:

Submission deadline for both the Lindsay and Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Application is 4:30pm on the last Friday of October annually.

It should be noted that the deadline date is absolute and incomplete grant applications will not be considered. If requested by the applicant, City Staff or the Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant Committee will provide advice to ensure that the application is completed fully, and that all information requirements are met prior to closing date.

 

For the Lindsay and Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund please submit your original and 9 photocopies (for a total of 10 copies), and for All Former Committees please submit your original (for a total of 1 copy) of the application by the deadline date.

As well, as all applications and copies that are found to be either eligible or non-eligible become the property of the City and non-returnable.

 

Applications and all required copies for this funding should be dropped off or mailed to:

Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T Fund

Community Services Administration

50 Wolfe Street, Lindsay, ON K9V 2J2

Attn: Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund

 

Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T Fund

Bobcaygeon Service Centre

123 East Street South, Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0

Attn: Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund

 

All other Former Committees

Community Service Administration

50 Wolfe Street, Lindsay, ON K9V 2J2

Attn: Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant

 

All phone inquiries should be made by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1300

50/50 Community Project Capital Funding Program

The 50/50 Community Project Capital Funding Initiative helps community organizations complete capital projects. This program provides for the betterment of City facilities and parks.

The deadline to apply is October 31 for projects and events scheduled for the following calendar year. For example October 31, 2017 is the deadline to apply for 2018 projects and events. You must submit an application form and complete Schedule A and Schedule B.

Please call 705-324-9411 extension 1335 or E-Mail Community Development if you have questions.

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Community Partnership and Development Fund

The Community Partnership and Development Fund provides funding opportunities for Beautification Projects, Culture Funding and Special events.

The deadline to apply is October 31 for projects and events scheduled for the following calendar year.  For example October 31, 2017 is the deadline to apply for 2018 projects and events. You must submit an application form and complete Schedule A and Schedule B.

Please call 705-324-9411 extension 1335 or E-Mail Community Development if you have questions.

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Beautification projects

These projects benefit the local community or city as a whole. Past projects include:

  • Gardens

  • hanging baskets

  • seasonal displays

  • welcome signs

  • decorations and banners

Culture 

This fund is intended to help cultural groups enhance their programs and services. Organizations such as museums, galleries, twinning committees, theatres and artisans are encouraged to apply. 

Special events

This fund is intended to support events that will attract visitors to Kawartha Lakes. The maximum funding per event is $500.00.

Entrepreneurship programs

For more information about entrepreneurhip programs visit the Starting a Business section of our website.

Tax rebates

For more information about tax rebate visit the Taxes page of our website.

Ontario Works

Individuals and families can apply for financial assistance through Ontario Works

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