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Community Infrastructure Partnership Program

Community Infrastructure Partnership Program (CIPP)

The Town has implemented a Community Infrastructure Partnership Program (CIPP) to provide opportunities for community groups and organizations to apply for capital funding assistance to encourage the development of community partnerships and provide support for community improvement initiatives.

The program provides criteria and guidelines to assist community groups and organizations in the process of requesting financial assistance for community projects and initiatives.

The fundamental goal of the Community Infrastructure Partnership Program is to:

  • Encourage community based partnerships and support local initiatives benefitting communities across the Town
  • Provide criteria, guidelines and formal process to coordinate and administer the program

Criteria and Guidelines 

  • Only projects which will introduce new municipal capital infrastructure or improve existing municipal infrastructure are eligible for funding consideration. Projects which include operational (i.e. utilities, rent, disposable materials and supplies etc.) administrative (i.e. salaries, promotion etc.) Or maintenance (repairs/upkeep to existing structures, service costs etc.) related costs are not eligible.
  • Applications will be accepted and considered from East Gwillimbury based not-for-profit groups/organizations only.
  • Projects seeking funding should be related to items/initiatives referenced in the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan, Thinking Green Sustainability StrategyTown Official Plan or other initiative considered by the Town which benefits the community.
  • Only funds which have been raised by eligible not-for-profit groups through community fundraising efforts will be eligible for capital matching consideration.
  • Funding may be granted for up to a maximum of 50% of the total eligible costs or as otherwise approved in the annual municipal budget by Council.
  • Approved projects must be completed in the budget year for which the project was approved unless otherwise authorized by Council.
  • The Town will administer all funds related to the approved project including the processing of eligible expenditures.

Application/Review Process

  • The application deadline is August 1st of each year for project consideration in the next budget year.
  • Applications are to be submitted to the Community Parks, Recreation & Culture Department for initial review of project applicant eligibility, and application content.
  • Eligible and complete applications will be referred to the appropriate municipal department(s) based on the proposed project focus (i.e. Parks, Recreation, Culture, Thinking Green, Official Plan etc.) for further review, evaluation, comments and recommendations.
  • Applications are reviewed by the Budget Committee and funding decisions will be made as part of the Town’s annual Municipal budget process.
  • Applicants will be notified in regards to the status of their project following the approval of the annual Municipal budget.

Detailed criteria, guidelines and application