Every year, United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern N.B. opens our funding process to eligible charitable organizations across the region. We invest in meaningful action that makes a difference on the issues that matter to people in the community. This is reflected in our commitment to ongoing evaluation and learning. It is also reflected in United Way’s efforts to collaborate closely with government and other funders; to raise awareness; and to advocate for systemic changes. Our funding process opens annually in late spring/early summer; applications are reviewed by staff over the summer and in the fall, our Community Investment Committee begins evaluations. They make their recommendations to the United Way of GMSENB’s Board of Directors in November/December for funding in the new year.
Strengthening our Community Fund
The majority of applications fall into this category. Applicants under this category have programs that relate to our United Way focus areas, or the agency’s core community work relates to the United Way’s priority areas and outcomes, and can clearly show the impact that their organization will have. The programs are aligned with the organization’s mission and mandate and the organization has the necessary resources, expertise, and processes to implement and evaluate the work. Again, applications can focus on a specific program or an agency’s core community work.
Community Innovation Fund
What do we mean by “innovation”? It’s the creation of more effective products, processes, services, technologies or ideas that would free community resources to increase the resiliency of our region. Organizations applying to this fund are newly formed or are in the process of forming and are seeking to respond to a particular issue. The organization may know that something needs to happen, but wants to explore the “why” and the “how”. It could also mean that the changing landscape has rendered an organization’s traditional approaches ineffective and therefore must explore alternatives. This fund is not designed to take approaches from other regions or organizations and simply apply them in our region but to to identify new ideas. This is a one-year grant; agencies that receive this funding may consider applying to the Strengthening Our Community Fund in subsequent years.
Collective Impact Initiative Fund
Agencies funded by the Collective Impact Initiatives Fund will apply a collective impact approach to advance community change strategies. An organization may consider this fund if an initiative requires a strategic commitment and the United Way will be an active partner. Initiatives could be led by a community organization, a group of organizations working collaboratively, or on occasion, the United Way itself. Collaboration may include partners from the business sector, government and community, all of whom have a common agenda and shared reporting responsibilities. Work may involve research, planning, public education or creation of new initiatives. This fund offers funding agreements of up to three years, with the flexibility to expand based on situation and outcomes. These funding opportunities will be focused specifically on community/systems change.
Please make sure you read through our full eligibility criteria to make sure your application fits.
If you have never applied before, please contact us to get started on our online application platform.
If you already have a profile on our online application platform, simply log in and click to request an application. Please note that applications are only available while the funding process is open and forms will be assigned within two business days of their request.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria, that they understand the funding application and have the proper documentation in place.
That being said, we want to make sure that each applicant puts their best foot forward! For both new and returning applications, please make sure that you’ve read through our resources at the bottom of this page and if you have questions, please contact us to discuss your application. As we evaluate each application, we may have questions and will reach out to the contact on the application. Our timeline can be tight, and we ask that agencies respond in a timely manner.