Apply For Funding

Check out the current funding opportunities with United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin.

United Way creates lasting positive change. We are uniquely able to unite people and resources to improve lives and build community.

Our communities have experienced hardship and isolation through a prolonged pandemic, an unignorable deepening of preexisting needs and inequities and a groundswell of interest from individuals and organizations who want to directly contribute to make a difference.

We approach our funding and organizational support with the aim of reducing barriers to supports, connection and community, providing flexibility to respond to our communities’ needs and making lasting, positive change to build a stronger community.  Our support is rooted in ‘local’ – solving local problems with local solutions and aim to empower those closest to the issues.

We are committed to facilitating and supporting a collaborative effort and a shared responsibility and will focus on solutions and supports to address current, deepened community challenges – together.


Current Funding Opportunities

2024-2026 United Way Funding

Applications for funding will open on October 2, 2023 for the following focus areas:

Healthy People, Thriving Communities

Rural Communities

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Funding will be allocated between April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2026.

Deadline for applications: Monday October 30, 2023 @ 11:59 pm

If you are interested in receiving a link to the webinar on October 11th, please email

Application Details

Before applying to one of the funding streams, we strongly recommend you read the Applicant Guide and Frequently Asked Questions.  Many of your questions will be answered in one of these two documents.

When you are ready to submit your application, please click on the links below.  Note: Applications are submitted online.  If this is a barrier for you, please email for an alternative.

Application Links

Healthy People, Thriving Communities

Rural Communities

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion


Budget Templates

Please select the budget template that matches your application.  This is in Microsoft Excel format and must be completed and uploaded during the application process.

Budget Template (Program Funding) – Use this if you are applying to the Healthy People, Thriving Communities, Rural Communities or Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (Program Funding) streams

Budget Template (Operational Funding) – Use this if you are applying to the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (Operational Funding) stream.  Please note the eligibility criteria noted in the Applicant Guide.


If you have questions after reading the information above and/or attending the webinar on October 11th, please email

Helpful Information

Click here to review the 2023 Applicant Guide

Click here to review our Frequently Asked Questions document for more information about United Way funding.

Click here for additional funding opportunities in Guelph and Wellington County.

Have questions about funding opportunities? Click below to get in touch.