Eligibility for Funding in Ottawa

Call for Proposals and Investment Opportunities

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For more information, contact agencyinfo@unitedwayeo.ca.

United Way East Ontario (Ottawa) will be launching our 2020 Call for Proposals in January.

The 2020 Call for Proposals will focus on the following 10 priority goals:

•    School Readiness
•    Critical Hours
•    Agency Capacity Building
•    Crisis Supports
•    Strong Neighbourhoods
•    Successful Aging
•    Mental Health and Addictions Supports
•    Youth Homelessness
•    Employment for Newcomers
•    Employment for Persons with Disabilities


Non-profit organizations are invited to attend one of United Way East Ontario’s upcoming Investment Strategy and 2020 Call for Proposals information sessions.

Prefer to attend remotely? We will offer video conferencing.
Please register here for one of the Information Sessions.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – in English
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – in English
Friday, December 13, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – in French

Due to limited space, we ask that a maximum of two representatives per agency participate.

Call for Proposals 2020 – Community Fund

The 2020 Call for Proposals process launches January 8th 2020. The process is open to all local community service agencies who demonstrated results and who are aligned to our priority goals.

This year United Way East Ontario (Ottawa) will accept applications for one to three years in all ten of our priority goals:

Focus AreaPriority GoalPriority Goal Review DateOpen for applications
All That Kids Can Be
 Healthy and Resilient Children Ready to Learn2015January 2020
 Engaged and Active Children and Youth2015January 2020
From Poverty to Possibility
 Decrease youth homelessness in Ottawa2014January 2020
 Improve Employment and Labour Market Outcomes for Newcomers2016January 2020
 Improve Employment and Labour Market Outcomes for People with Disabilities2016January 2020
Healthy People, Strong Communities
 People experiencing mental health and / or addictions challenges have access to coordinated community-based supports2014January 2020
 Ensure people in crisis have access to coordinated and immediate supports2014January 2020
 Improve the well-being of seniors by reducing the factors that lead to isolation and vulnerability while respecting their independence2017January 2020
 To build healthy and vibrant communities by increasing equity social cohesion, and inclusion2017January 2020
 Strengthening organizations so they have a greater capacity to meet community needs and change more lives..2013-14January 2020

Community Action Grants

Neighbourhoods and rural communities in Ottawa can apply for small grants for local projects to build stronger, connected neighbourhoods. Find out more.