Funding Ideas for Community Groups
Are you in need of financial resources to help with your campaign efforts? Well, you've come to the right place. Below are a few ideas to get you started, as well as a list of grants and foundations, organized by province. Please have a look and be in touch if you'd like ideas, or even help with your proposal (info(at)cftn.ca
Ideas to get you started:
Include a funding component to your annual events, through ticket sales, drink sales, raffles and silent auctions.
Launch membership to your organization or group, and charge an annual fee.
Connect with your local credit union, as they often have community engagement opportunities; a few are listed below.
Put in place accountability mechanisms such as a board of directors, and register as a non-profit. Hold an Annual General Meeting, and ensure financial management by tracking funds, revenue, and expenses.
- Consider becoming a club, as formalizing your efforts often comes with some financial support
- Engage with your campus PIRG (Public Interest Research Group), as they might be able to support your efforts
- Municpalities often set up small community engagement funds, look into this to help support your events and campaign, a few are listed below.