2020 East District Funding Guidelines

East District – Overview

The East District represents members living in the geographical district which includes but isn't limited to the communities of Kamsack, Lintlaw, Norquay, Pelly, Porcupine Plain, Togo and Hudson Bay.

Our Funding Priorities and Preferences

We’re committed to building a better world by investing our resources in bettering our communities, strengthening our economy and improving quality of life for individuals and families. We focus on distributing funding to local programs and initiatives that make a meaningful difference.

We’re specifically interested in supporting local initiatives and organizations dedicated to:

  • Enhancing financial and social well-being for vulnerable individuals, groups or communities.
  • Developing and/or maintaining community facilities and infrastructure required for community well-being.
  • Facilitating and building capacity for sustainable local economic development.
  • Enhancing and promoting environmental sustainability.
  • Empowering youth and supporting seniors in the community. 

When assessing applications, we prioritize organizations and initiatives that:

  • Have limited access to other sources of funding and demonstrate a high need for Affinity support, and where Affinity support can help leverage other funds.
  • Produce broad benefits for many residents in the community.
  • Are local, community-based organizations/initiatives that have wide-spread community support and a strong track-record.
  • Have a membership with Affinity Credit Union.

Types of requests we consider include:

  • Capital request for facilities construction or improvement.
  • Capital requests for equipment, furnishings or other capital items.
  • Program funding and one-time project funding requests.

Typically, we don’t consider requests for:

  • Private businesses or individuals.
  • Political or lobby groups.
  • Religious activities (with the exception of non-denominational activities with community-based purposes other than propagation of faith).
  • Contingency funds or deficit funding.
  • Team sponsorships.
  • Event sponsorships (please see our sponsorship and donation program).
  • Municipal infrastructure projects (such as water and sewage).
  • Museum facilities and initiatives. 

Eligibility

You’re eligible to apply for funding if:

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

Application Deadline and Processes

We accept applications any time of the year; however, we only make our funding decisions twice a year. We’ll inform you of our funding decision six to eight weeks after the relevant deadline has passed.

Our deadline is September 1, 2020.

If you have questions or you need help with your application, please call our Contact Centre at 1.866.863.6237 or email dcfunding@affinitycu.ca.