2018 North East District Funding Guidelines

North East District – Overview

The North East District represents members living in the geographical district, which includes but isn’t limited to the following communities: Aberdeen, Englefeld, Gronlid, Kinistino, Lake Lenore, Melfort, Muenster, Naicam, Spalding, Star City, St. Brieux, Watson and Weldon.

Our Funding Priorities and Preferences

We aim to use our funding to invest in the future of our district to help build strong and sustainable local economies and communities and contribute to the following outcome areas:

  • Improved financial well-being and access to opportunities for everyone, especially for disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.
  • Sustainable community-based economic and enterprise development.
  • Improved access to the community assets and facilities that are vital to community well-being.
  • Enhanced environmental sustainability.

    Our current areas of priority include:

  • Community capital projects and facilities.
  • Youth-related initiatives.
  • Environmental initiatives.
  • Planning or seed support for new initiatives that address community needs and opportunities.

      Types of requests considered include:

  • Capital requests for facilities/building purchase, construction or improvement.
  • Capital requests for equipment, furnishings or other capital items.
  • Specific program delivery funding (not general operating funds).
  • Project funding, including planning or development support.

       When assessing applications, we put priority on organizations and initiatives that:

  • Address a compelling community need or priority and demonstrate strong community support and partnerships.
  • Demonstrate potential to achieve tangible impact on residents and communities and align with our community impact areas.
  • Demonstrate capacity to carry-out the proposed project successfully and have secured the other funds or in-kind resources required to carry out the project.
  • Demonstrate the potential to be sustainable in the future (this includes capital projects such as buildings, renovations, and equipment purchases).
  • Are seeking funding for 1-time initiatives rather than ongoing operational costs.
  • Have a membership at Affinity Credit Union. This isn’t a requirement, but preference will be given to organizations who are members.  

Eligible for Funding

You’re eligible to apply for funding if:

  • You’re a local not-for-profit or other community-based voluntary organization.
  • You’re a municipal, First Nations, or local educational institution/entity.
  • Your organization and initiative is located in and/or benefits the communities within this district.

       Typically, we don’t consider requests for the following:

  • Private businesses or individuals.
  • Political, advocacy or lobby groups.
  • Religious activities.
  • Contingency funds or deficit funding (short term retroactive funding for capital initiatives may be considered).
  • Event sponsorships (should apply for branch sponsorship).
  • Third-party fundraising for a registered charity.

Application Deadline and Processes

We accept applications on an ongoing basis however, we’ll consider all applications submitted by the following deadlines and will inform the group of our funding decision within six to eight weeks of the funding deadline.

  • May 15, 2018
  • September 15, 2018