Community Impact Fund - Annual Investment Process

Accessing the Application

To access the application please click HERE If you are currently funded by United Way HPE, please use your login and password. If you are applying for the first time, please create an account.

IMPORTANT INFO BELOW – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY…

Call for Proposals 

Request for Proposals CLOSED on Friday, November 4th, 2022 for the 2023/2024 funding year.

United Way of Hastings & Prince Edward invites interested and eligible organizations located in or providing service to Hastings County and/or Prince Edward County to submit requests for investment.

Funding will be for a one-year term.

Background
United Way of Hastings & Prince Edward (HPE) is proud to be a respected fundraising organization and trusted community partner. In an effort to continue to bring about measurable and permanent change for people throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, United Way HPE has created three priority areas that are supported by the communities’ not-for-profit social services sector following extensive research that began in 2011. These priority areas include All that Kids Can Be, From Poverty to Possibility and Strong Communities.

Each of these priorities is part of a larger strategy known as Community Impact (CI). Community Impact can be defined as making fundamental changes to community conditions, which includes, but is not limited to allocating funds through the annual fundraising campaign. Ultimately, it is about people and organizations coming together to create lasting measurable change.

The CI strategy will be achieved by identifying the root causes of key local issues, developing strategies to address them, bringing together the funding and resources needed to get the job done, and finally, measuring the results.

Eligible Organizations
Eligibility for United Way HPE funding includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • The agency must align with United Way HPE Community Impact Strategy and,
  • The agency provides services to residents of Hastings County and/or Prince Edward County and,
  • A volunteer Board of Directors governs the agency and,
  • The agency provides audited annual financial statements and,
  • The agency must be an organization that is a qualified donee under Canada Revenue Agency. (To learn what a qualified donee is click HERE)

Please review the Community Impact Fund Investment Guidelines HERE for further information regarding eligibility and investment criteria.

Proposals must address one of United Way HPE’s three priority pillars:

  • All that Kids Can Be,
  • From Poverty to Possibility or
  • Strong Communities.

United Way HPE has identified specific long and short term outcomes within each pillar. Successful programs must directly address one of the long term outcomes and one of the short term outcomes and provide directly related strategies that impact the outcomes. Please review the summary document outlining these outcomes HERE Detailed Guidance Letters for each long term outcome can be found HERE

2022-2023 Community Impact Fund Closed
Friday, November 4th, 2022

Process
All Requests for Investments that are completed and submitted on time will be reviewed by United Way HPE staff before being forwarded to a citizen review committee. Citizen Review teams (community volunteers), guided by United Way HPE staff and using standard review tools will:

  1. Review and evaluate submissions, and
  2. Make funding recommendations to the Board of Directors of United Way HPE

United Way HPE Board of Directors has final approval of all funding decisions and reserves the right to reject any proposals. For a detailed timeline of the process, please see the Community Impact Fund Investment Guidelines.

Completing the Application
A detailed Agency training manual that will guide agencies through the application process can be accessed HERE The application is only available through the e-CIMPACT system. Training sessions will be held in the fall, please check back here for the schedule once finalized.

Training Schedule
United Way HPE will host training sessions. These sessions will review the Community Impact Strategy and priority focus areas. The sessions will provide agencies an opportunity to ask questions about the funding application process. These sessions will provide a brief introduction and orientation to the e-CIMPACT software system. United Way HPE strongly encourages all applicants to attend a training session.

For the 2021 Application Training recording please watch here – 2021 Application Training Video

For inquiries please email acooke@unitedwayhpe.ca