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Top-Up funds available to sponsorship groups needing to raise money­ DEADLINE APRIL 1ST

2016-03-24
Nico Koenig

Have you had difficulties raising money to meet the financial requirement to sponsor your loved ones through Canada’s private sponsorship program?

 

The United Way, through its United for Refugees campaign, is making funds available to sponsorship groups to help meet the financial requirements to sponsor.

How much funding can I get? This is a top-up fund. The United Way may provide up to 50% of the financial requirement for sponsorship to top up existing fundraising efforts.

Am I eligible for this funding?

In order to access these funds, you must show in your proposal that:

  • You have a fully formed sponsorship group (Group of Five, Community Sponsor, Constituent Group/SAH);
  • You have completed a Settlement Plan, which must be submitted with the proposal; and
  • You have raised, or can demonstrate at least 50% of the required amount of financial commitment:

Family Size

Estimated Total Annual Settlement Cost ($)

50% Required for United for Refugees Proposal

1

12,600

6,300

2

21,200

10,600

3

23,000

11,500

4

27,000

13,500

5

29,700

14,850

6

32,500

16,250

Additional member

2,500

1,250

*Note: you can reduce this amount by deducting in-kind donations such as shelter and clothing:

Family Size

Shelter

Clothing

Furniture

Start-up Costs (Household needs)

School Start-up costs

Food Staples

1

6,000

500

1,500

325

 

175

2

7,100

1,000

2,000

350

 

250

3

7,800

1,375

2,500

375

 

325

4

8,400

1,750

3,000

400

 

400

5

9,600

2,500

4,000

450

 

550

Each additional member, add

900

375

500

25

150 per child between ages 4-21

75

The United Way will give priority to sponsorship groups supporting family reunification.

I think my group is eligible! Where can I access the application?

If you meet the eligibility criteria above, and would like to submit a proposal, you can access the application by registering for the United Way’s Agency Portal.

If you have questions about how to access the application form, please contact the United Way at cfp_questions@unitedwayottawa.ca.

You can find the details on the Call for Proposals on the United for Refugees website here and the guidelines here.

Deadlines

Notifying the United Way of the flow-through partner: March 30th, 1:00pm

However, to access the funds, sponsorship groups will need to enter into a flow-through agreement with a registered charity. You mustnotify the United Way of your flow-through partner at least 48 hours in advance of the deadline – by 1:00pm on March 30th.

The SSP can help – our local partners have agreed to enter into flow-through agreements with sponsorship groups who submit proposals through the SSP.

Please contact us at refugeessp@uottawa.ca as soon as possible if you plan to submit a proposal and need a flow-through agreement.