Community Investment Application

Dear Organization,

Thank you for your interest in applying for the United Way NWT Community Investment Fund. To enable the processing of your application, please complete the information below.  Ensure all the required information has been provided. The deadline is Monday, December 5, 2016.

Should you need assistance with any of the questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jacq Brasseur, Campaign Coordinator and Administrator, at office@nwt.unitedway.ca. We are happy to assist you through the process. 

Any previously funded organizations will not be considered if they have not met all of their reporting obligations.

If your organization does not have a Charity Registration Number with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) and you have found another organization willing to accept the funds on your behalf, be sure to include the organization’s name and CRA number on the application. This number will be verified before any applications will be considered.

The United Ways’ Three (3) Focus Areas Are:

From Poverty to Possibility:

Healthy people, strong communities:

All that kids can be:

Moving people out of poverty and meeting basic human needs

Improving access to social and health-related support services and supporting resident and community engagement

Improving access to early childhood learning and development programs, helping kids do well at school, and make the healthy transition into adulthood

Ensure that your application clearly describes which and how your program, project or service clearly would deliver meaningful outcomes in one or more of the three priority areas.

—you must meet all these criteria to be eligible to apply

If your project is funded, you will be required to provide a written or verbal report about the success of your project which United Way can make public (along with photos of your project and photo releases)

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
CONTACT NAME

This person will be the only person contacted with regards to this application. Please ensure that they will be available.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Please describe total request
Please describe total request. If applying for multi-year funding, please see bottom of page for accompanying documents.
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Based on United Way NWT’s experience it is continuing a larger multi-year funding program. The maximum term is three years.  The maximum amount is $45,000 allocated in three annual distributions of up to $15,000. 

Continued funding is subject to the demonstrated annual performance of the applicant, the filing of annual financial and project reporting, and the continued availability of adequate United Way NWT funds.

United Way anticipates approving one and possibly two such pilots. Normally applicants are limited to one funding application.

Applicants for multi-year funding may also apply for single year funding up to the cap of $7,500. The two applications must be for different projects. The $7,500 application will only be considered if the multi-year application is not.

Applicants for the multi-year funding are asked to use the same application form.  However, they are expected to complete it with much more detail.  United Way reserves the right to come back to applicants for clarification or with additional questions.  In addition to completing the standard application, multi-year funding applicants must provide:

  1. Three years audited financial statements
  2. Your organization’s business or strategic plan
  3. The project’s business/implementation plan, including the budget with sources and uses of funds
  4. Letters confirming partnership from any partners that are contributing to the proposed project
  5. Identify the key positions required to execute the project, who will be filling them, and a provide short biography for each person
  6. Proposed disbursement schedule and milestones - what completion and performance milestones need to be met prior to each disbursement being made by the United Way
  7. Three letters of community support
LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
These documents are required for all applications.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Points will be given for strength and breadth of contribution to one or more focus areas. Projects must clearly and specifically meet one or more of the United Way focus areas.
This answer should tie into the budget.
This measure looks at leveraging and participation. The more community volunteer involvement and the more community groups contributing to the project, the more leverage the United Way funding will have. We look for partnering and collaboration that leverages resources. We want to avoid duplication or competition.
Explain your evaluation standards
Explain how your organization will ensure sufficient volunteers, independently or in partnership with others; access to required materials and funds; and volunteer supervision and mentoring. This measure aims at ensuring your organization has access to the skills, capabilities and resources need for your project.