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This Funding Program will assist the community through grants to registered charitable organizations and community groups, with a focus on:

  • Arts
  • Health
  • Culture
  • Recreation
  • Social Services
  • Heritage
  • Education
  • Environment

Grants provided must provide lasting support, value and benefit to the local community.


Policy Guidelines for Community Development Fund

  • Organizations requesting a grant must be able to demonstrate fiscal responsibility and capable management.
  • Grants are awarded for projects, events or activities covering a specified period of time.
  • Grant requests for Bursaries and Scholarships made by educational institutions will be considered.
  • Grant requests may be considered for capital projects if there is a demonstrated need, lasting benefit and value to the community.
  • Grant requests are not usually considered for religious, political or government-funded organizations.
  • Grant requests for organizational operating expenses may be considered.
  • Grant requests to support individuals may be considered.
  • Approved grants will be presented at a recognition event with local media in attendance.
  • The Community Development Program Fund will be promoted in local media with application forms available on the HMF website.
  • Grant requests will be considered by the Board of Directors of the Foundation. All decisions of the Board of Directors are final.

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