OTF Grow Grants Due August 12th 2020
Amount: From $50,000 to $250,000 per year Term: 2 to 3 years
Deadline: August 12th 2020
OTF funds local community projects that are evidence-based and drive at achieving greater impact in their community. The Grow Investment Stream focuses on three types of projects, which enable us to see positive change in our communities:
Launch, Replicate, or Adapt a program
Scale up a program currently being delivered, thus impacting more people
Improve the quality of the program currently being delivered to increase impact
Project Type 1: Launch, Replicate, or Adapt a program
This type of project assumes that you want to launch a new program (new to your organization), not a program that you have delivered or are currently delivering. This could be a program that has been delivered in another community, another province, or even another country.
What matters is that:
There is evidence that the program you wish to run will deliver the impact related to the Grant Result chosen.
You are able to demonstrate that you can successfully achieve your stated impact with this program, within your community context, and with the intended audience.
In launching the new program, you may be replicating the program. In other words, duplicating or repeating it as it was originally designed and delivered. Or you may be adapting the program, thus ensuring that the program is a stronger fit for your community, community context, and with the intended audience.
Project Type 2: Scale up a program currently being delivered, thus impacting more people
This type of project assumes that you have already been delivering the program in some way, shape or form and that you have strong evidence in hand that the program works to achieve the intended impact and the OTF Grant Result selected.
The focus is on increasing the reach of the program in some way - this could mean expanding into new neighbourhoods or geographic areas. Or it could be significantly increasing the number of people who will benefit from the program or both.
Project Type 3: Improve the quality of the program currently being delivered to increase impact
This type of project also assumes that you have already been delivering the program in some way, shape or form, and that you have strong evidence that the program works to achieve the intended impact.
It also assumes that you have evaluated this program over time, and that your evaluation results demonstrate that if you are able to significantly adapt the program, you will affect a much deeper change and have a much broader impact (greater reach) for the people who are benefitting from and/or participating in the program.
When considering applying for a Grow Grant, it will be helpful to identify if your project fits under one of the project types above.
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