The CGP will start accepting applications on January 6, 2016 until 5pm on February 10, 2016.
A successful proposal demonstrates:
GSC Funding Priorities: We look for projects that fall within the CGP funding priorities of improving access to basic health care for uninsured and underinsured populations of youth and families in Canada.
Organization Strength: The organization needs to demonstrate a clear sense of mission and project goals and be in a good financial standing.
Clear Rationale: The organization needs to have a clear goal for their project and explain how they will address it with funding from GSC.
Innovation: The organization should demonstrate that the proposed way of addressing the challenge is an innovative solution that will improve access to basic health care for the uninsured and the underinsured populations in Canada.
Sustainability: We encourage organizations to tell us how they will sustain the project (if appropriate) once GSC funding has finished.
Measurement and Evaluation: As a condition of GSC’s CGP funding, organizations are required to provide a report on the progress and impact of their project.
Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration: We encourage applicants to share the knowledge that arises from their innovative work with other organizations and be open to collaboration.
Since the GSC Foundation and GSC’s CGP operate with a small staff, it is difficult to meet with everyone who would like to talk to us about a project. In addition, it is more useful for us to discuss a project after we have been able to study both the application itself and the surrounding issues. It is for this reason that we ask grant applicants to submit a proposal using our online application form. The application is reviewed carefully by GSC’s CGP Evaluation Committee and if more information is required, it will be requested. If the committee feels that a meeting would be helpful, it is arranged at that time.
All the CGP funding requests are evaluated by the Community Giving Program Working Group (CGPWG) which is made up of six GSC board members and six GSC employees. Once the application portal closes, the CGPWG reviews all applications based on the CGP evaluation criteria. The CGPWG provides their funding recommendations to the GSC Board of Directors. When the Board of Directors signs off on funding recommendations all applicants/grantees are notified of granting decisions and funds are awarded.
For a list of giving guidelines for the GSC Foundation, please click here.
Due to the volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to accept samples, prototypes, or other supplementary materials that accompany requests for funding.
CGP does not make grants outside our funding priorities. We would like to make you aware of three websites that may aid your organization in the search for funding:
We estimate that a grant seeker will spend anywhere from one to three hours completing the CGP application form.