Eligibility for Funding in Ottawa

Call for Proposals and Investment Opportunities

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For more information, contact agencyinfo@unitedwayeo.ca.

Non-profit organizations were invited to attend one of United Way East Ontario’s (Ottawa) Investment Framework and Call for Proposals information sessions. You can find the presentation from the sessions here.

Call for Proposals 2020 – Community Fund

The 2020 Call for Proposals process launched on January 8th 2020 and closes on Wednesday February 19th at 1:00pm. 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
 Decrease youth homelessness in Ottawa*2014January 2020
From Poverty to Possibility
 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 lives2013-14January 2020

*United Way East Ontario is currently consulting with its partners who are working in the youth homelessness sector in order to ensure that our priority goal description is up-to-date, and reflective of the work that we are doing together on this issue.

While we do not expect this consultation to significantly change the work we are supporting in Youth Homelessness, United Way will advise the community of any substantive changes that might be made, and provide opportunities to revise proposals and/or funding agreements that might be affected. 

Key dates and details on the application process are below and in the 2020 United Way East Ontario (Ottawa) CFP Guidebook. The Guidebook also provides information on our assessment criteria, a glossary, FAQs and detailed instructions on all aspects of the proposal writing and submission process.

Agencies submit a full proposal by the deadline of February 19, 2020 at 1:00pm through the agency portal.

2020 Call for Proposals Process

January 8, 2020

Launch of Call for Proposals

February 12, 2020

Document Checklist Deadline

February 19, 2020

Call for Proposals Deadline

February – April 2020

Assessment of Call for Proposals Submissions

Early May 2020

Notification to all Applicants

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

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