ABOUT US

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Legacy Fund (WSLF) was created to help support the financial needs and efforts of local service groups and charities who work to enrich the lives of WS residents. WSLF is a non-profit entity with a volunteer Board of Directors who are apolitical and review and grant funding requests exclusively based on the merits of the applications received. 


The WSLF is solely funded by the charitable efforts of Mayor Lovatt and a dedicated volunteer committee who plan and execute on two Annual events; the Charity Golf Classic and the Mayor's Gala #ForStouffville. In 2019 alone, close to $700,000 has been raised by these fundraising efforts and an endowment provided by Flato Developments and the Wyview Group.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES & ELIGIBILITY

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS


There will be three intake deadlines per calendar year. 


The 2019/2020 deadlines are as follows: 

2019 – October 31

2020 – February 28, June 30 & October 31 


Application Deadline for each intake will be 4:00 pm.

1. Applicants must complete this application form in its entirety and include any attachments as requested if available. If not available, please note on the application. 

2. Organizations may request financial assistance only once per calendar year. 

3. Applications will be reviewed for completeness. Applicants will be asked to provide any missing information, which must be received by the WSLF Administrator before the application is presented to the Board of Directors.

4. The Board of Directors will consider all applications based on the eligibility guidelines and information provided on the application. The Board will make the final decision concerning any support. All decisions are final. 

5. All candidates will be informed of the board decision whether successful or not by email within one (1) month of the intake deadline.

6. Upon approval of the grant by the Board of Directors, the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville will produce the cheques as directed – please note the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is solely the administrator of the bank account for the Whitchurch-Stouffville Legacy Fund and has no jurisdiction over the disbursement of the funds.


Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible for funding, organizations must demonstrate impact in one of these key areas: 


HEALTHY WS: Promoting healthy active living in Whitchurch-Stouffville, 

CONNECTED WS: Creating a more inclusive Whitchurch-Stouffville, 

SUSTAINABLE WS: Encouraging a healthy and sustainable environment in Whitchurch-Stouffville, 

CREATIVE WS: Enriching the Whitchurch-Stouffville community through arts, culture or heritage, 

GENERATIONAL WS: Supporting the well being of Whitchurch-Stouffville children, Youth & Seniors, 

PROSPEROUS WS: Demonstrates economic or other benefit to the Whitchurch-Stouffville community. 

APPLICATIONS

Applications for the Fall intake period are now available for download below. 

Please submit your completed applications by email to grants@wslegacyfund.com


Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Where there is insufficient space to answer a question, please attach a separate sheet and attach it to your application.  


Deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 31 at 4 PM.