Application and Resources

United Way Halton & Hamilton’s Feed Grant stream provides three-year, program-based funding for established programs that align with United Way’s Focus Areas and Investment Priorities. Feed Grants compose the largest funding stream within the UWHH Investment Framework, complemented by one-year Seed Grants, focused on new and innovative projects, and five-year Root Grants, supporting programming as well as foundational operating needs.   


In fall 2023, United Way Halton & Hamilton will hold an open call for applications to the Feed Grant stream for agencies across our supported communities. The application process embeds diversity, equity and inclusion considerations throughout. Organizations led by equity-deserving populations are encouraged to apply. To support any team in deciding if their program is a good fit, we are offering application coaching. 

Registration opens November 6, 2023, at 9:00am.  

  • Open to registered charities, but can represent non-profits, (with a fiscal sponsor) 
  • Funding up to $250,000 per agency. 
  • Applicant’s mission aligns with one or more of our focus areas, and benefits Halton and/or Hamilton communities.


November 6

Application opens (open call) 9:00 AM EST 

December 17

Application portal closes 5:00 PM EST 

First week of April

Notifications to agencies 

April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2026

Grantee initiatives end 

*A Note of Local Love: As a result of opening the Feed Grant to new programs, some of the programs currently funded through the Feed stream may experience a change in the funding they receive from United Way. We understand this can present challenges. Our decision to hold an open call aligns with our commitment to equitably support the local social service network and provide new opportunities. In no way do these decisions reflect that one program is less valued than another. We revere all of those doing the critical work of lifting our community, making it a place where everyone can thrive.  


Additional resources will be available on our website by November. Information about processes for application coaching will be provided at that time. Registration opens November 6, 2023.

Click here to download sample application form

Click here to download the Outcomes & Indicators Map

Click here to download the Investment Operating Policy

If you have any questions or would like to set up a coaching call, please fill out the form below or contact communityinvestment@uwhh.ca

    Sarah HodgsonThe Feed Grant – Application and Resources