The application process is open for not-for-profits to get funding from the United Way.
The Hastings and Prince Edward branch opened up the application process on Tuesday and will keep it open until December 6th.
Executive Director Brandi Hodge points out that all not-for-profits can apply for funding, even if they aren’t associated with the United Way. You can apply as long as you meet the following criteria: you must align with the United Way’s impact strategy, you have to provide services to residents in Hastings and/or Prince Edward County, a volunteer board of directors that governs the agency, and the agency provides an audited annual financial statement.
Any applying not-for-profits also must fall under one or more of the United Way’s three priority areas: “all that kids can be,” “from poverty to possibility,” and “strong communities.”
“Ultimately, it is about people and organizations coming together to create lasting, measurable change,” the United Way says.
The funding will come from what is raised during the United Way’s annual campaign. They are looking to raise $1,950,000 this year after raising just below that in 2018.
You can learn more about how to apply on the United Way’s website.