Key Initiatives

In Waterloo Region, we always have something on the go. We are passionate about sharing our story, helping our community grow and building relationships that matter with people, organizations and businesses. As a community of innovators and collaborators, we work with partners to tackle key Waterloo Region projects. 

Learn how our key initiatives are advancing ideas and creative solutions found in Waterloo Region:

Community Innovation Grant (CIG)

The $50,000 CIG will provide one-time grants to support not-for-profit community organizations, partnerships or groups undertaking innovative projects with potential to provide effective and sustainable solutions to existing or emerging needs within the region. In any year, Regional council can decide to award the entire $50,000 to one eligible proposal or award lesser amounts to several projects. Successful candidates will have two years to complete the project.

Social or community innovations may include new products, processes, services, technology or some combination of these that provide real solutions that benefit a community as a whole rather than private individuals.

Please complete and submit the CIG application by July 20, 2020. 

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