2023-2024 Reaching Home General Project Application
Including capital requests up to $50,000
Before beginning, please confirm you have read and understand the
I have read and understand the application guidelines
Public Health and Educational Institution
Provincial and Territorial Government
Which sector best represents your organizations core work? (select a maximum of two)
Mental Health/Addictions Services
Victims of Family Violence
Primary Health Care
Other (please specify below)
Registered Charity, Business Number or Incorporation Number (Indigenous organizations)
Prince Edward Island
Executive Director/Senior Administrator Name
Executive Director/Senior Administrator
Main Contact Name
Main Contact Email
Main Contact Telephone
What is your organization's mission, vision, and values? (250 words or less)
Please identify the geographic area served by your proposed project.
What region does your organization serve?
Please identify any money owed to the government
Does your organization have Commercial General Liability Insurance?
If so, please identify the insured amount
Does your organization have Directors & Officers Liability Insurance?
If so, please identify the insured amount
Are you encumbered by a mortgage or another charge? If so, please explain:
When was your latest audited financial statements completed/your latest review? Please explain.
Are you a
employer (or are in the process of becoming so)?
United Way Simcoe Muskoka is a strong advocate to mobilize collective action to move from poverty to possibility. As such, UWSM is a proud certified Living Wage Employer and more recently solidified our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Indigenous Collaboration.
What is the
in your region?
Living wage by region: https://www.ontariolivingwage.ca/living_wage_by_region
How do you utilize volunteerism? (250 words or less)
Are you a current or past Recipient of Reaching Home and/or Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) Rural and Remote funding?
Are you applying as an individual organization or as part of a joint application?
If joint application, please identify partners (Agency, contact name and email):
Total funds requested (April 2023 to March 31, 2024).
Operational minimum of $25,000.00 and maximum of $125,000 for individual applications. Operational minimum of $50,000.00 and maximum of $250,000.00 for joint application.
Briefly describe the intent of your project and how your project activities and how they will address the unique needs of individuals and/or families, experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in your community. (250 words or less)
Please provide a brief description of how you plan to use these funds, if approved. (250 words or less)
Outline how you will include people and voices of Lived and/or Living experience in the planning and implementation of this project? (250 words or less)
Demonstrate how your services are inclusive and identify any diverse populations your project will serve. (250 words or less)
Identify the type of activities by Funding Priority for your project:*
Prevention and Shelter Diversion
COVID-19 Health and Medical Services (expenses to help communities respond to COVID-19 e.g. hire health and medical staff, counselling, addictions support services etc.)
Client Support Services
Capital Investments (up to $50,000)
Coordination of Resources and Data Collection
Additional options may appear based on your selections
Housing Placements (e.g. direct placement into housing)
Emergency Housing Funding (e.g. short-term housing cost)
Housing Set-Up (e.g. costs to set-up a unit)
COVID-19 Temporary Accommodation (e.g. to increase social distance between people e.g. hotel/motel stays, cots, tents, community buildings etc.
Prevention and Shelter Diversion:
Core Services (rent/utility support, landlord/family mediation, trusteeship, other financial services)
Secondary Services (services excluding core prevention i.e. staff assistance to community supports such as rent bank, food bank, etc.)
Coordination of Resources and Data Collection:
Point in Time Counts
Data Collection, Analysis and Use
Client Support Services:
Income Services (support to access income benefits e.g. social assistance, child benefits, disability benefits etc.)
Employment Services (help people find and maintain employment e.g. interview prep, job search assistance, resume writing etc.)
Education Services (connecting individuals to education programs and services e.g. online classes, food/meal prep program, enrollment in school etc.)
Social and Community Integration Services (improve an individual’s well-being e.g. participation in recreational or cultural programs, volunteering, peer support groups etc.)
Clinical and Treatment Services (improve an individuals physical, emotional, psychological well-being e.g. access to clinical, health and treatment services)
Basic Needs Services (contribute to reducing homelessness e.g. food/groceries, transportation, personal hygiene supplies, ID replacement/access, cell phones, PPE, cleaning services etc.)
Capital Investments (up to $50,000) - Type of Facility:
Permanent Supportive Facility
Capital Investments (up to $50,000) - Activity Your Project will Address:
Creating Additional Spaces
Renovations/Additions/Repairs to existing Facilities
Developing New Facilities
Operational Equipment and Supplies
Identify client characteristics served by your project:
People with mental disabilities
People with disabilities
People with addictions
People who identify as 2S-LGBTQ+
Women fleeing domestic violence
Women and children fleeing domestic violence
Men fleeing domestic violence
Gender diverse people fleeing domestic violence
People exiting children’s institution/group home/foster care
People exiting corrections facility
People exiting medical/mental health institute
Identify all sub-populations served by your project:
People experiencing chronic homelessness
Please identify if there is a connection with the community, municipality, or other work happening with the requested project? (250 words or less):
Any project requires a high degree of coordination across funders, community organizations, local Indigenous organizations, and individuals. Identify how your project will connect and work in partnership with other community providers and funders. Identify how you plan to work with your local municipality and community partners to ensure supports are in place for individuals experiencing or at-risk of homelessness upon completion of your project (250 words or less):
Describe how your organization will commit to investing all funding by March 31, 2024. *Note: All projects must clearly identify how all funds will be invested by March 31, 2024. Responses should coordinate with your budget and budget notes. (250 words or less)
The Reaching Home grant is a one-time, short-term investment. A project is considered sustainable when either the project activities or benefits achieved as a result of the project activities continue after the grant has ended. What other sources of funding are in place for future service provision? *Note: the "other sources of funding" tab of your budget must include additional details reflecting the amount of funds and project activities that will be supported by any other funders. (250 words or less)
Will you plan to evaluate your project and determine its impact and outcomes? (250 words or less)
Demonstrate the identified need as outlined in your project (surveys, data, reports, etc.) (250 words or less)
IMPORTANT: Please email all documents as selected in the Required Documents Checklist that are associated with your project (e.g. the 'RH
Budget Template, letters of support, quotes - where applicable, financial statement, etc.) to
. Due to the limitations of this form, we cannot accept them as attachments.
I am confirming that all of the required documents have been emailed to the Reaching Home inbox: