The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is committed to encouraging community development through partnerships with community groups. Council sets aside funds each year to assist community groups in completing projects or holding events that benefit the community. These funds are distributed through Together CK, a competitive application-based funding program.
How much can I apply for?
Applicants can apply for 50% of a project's expenses up to a maximum of $10,000 for community projects and $5,000 for an event. Funding will not exceed 50% of the eligible costs of the project or event.
When do I submit an application for funding?
The application intake period for 2021 events is now closed.
Applications for 2022 events will open in fall 2021.
Groups may apply for one of two event options to receive funding:
Community events have less than 10,000 attendants. Fundraising events are not eligible for grants through this program. Applicants can request 50% of an event's expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.
Significant Community Event
Significant events have attendants of 10,000 for more. Fundraising events are not eligible for grants through this program. Applicants can request 50% of an event's expenses for the first $10,000 of the budget and 25% of expenses for the balance of the budget up to a maximum of $25,000. Municipal fees (i.e. park fees, public works, police, fire and EMS, etc.) will be the financial responsibility of the event organizers.
Together CK Grant Review Committee
The Together CK Review Committee, which includes five municipal staff members and eight community volunteers, reviews applications for the municipal grant program and provides recommendations to Council on the distribution of municipal grant funding. Volunteer applications are evaluated based on the applicant's experience in a number of areas, including volunteer work and committee experience. Volunteers hold the position for the term of Council.