(New Glasgow, Nova Scotia – December 5, 2014) – The United Way of Pictou County has recently established four new categories of funding for their Community Investment Fund. These categories have been developed and designed to provide a degree of flexibility for organizations in their operating requirements and to support the United Way’s focus on a proactive, nurturing role within the community. They also provide a greater emphasis on the organizations’ accountability to donors and the community.
The new United Way of Pictou County funding models include:
• Sponsorship - designed for stand-along initiatives
• Global - no restricted use within the organization’s operations
• Nurturing - for new programs and initiatives in the early stages of development
• Transitional – provides greater support towards an organization becoming sustainable
The United Way’s application for 2015 funding is now open. To qualify for funding, organizations must meet the following criteria:
• be incorporated as a non-profit organization.
• be registered as a charity under the Canada Income Tax Act.
• be located within Pictou County and provide services to clients within this area.
• is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that receive no financial remuneration.
• conducts an annual financial audit or review by a designated accountant (CA, CMA, CGA) which shows that its operations are in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
• has an annual operating budget process and operates within the constraints of its Board approved operating budget.
In 2013, through the Community Investment Fund, over 12,000 people in Pictou County received a helping hand. In 2014 the Investment Fund supported 12 local non-profit organizations that are committed to moving people from poverty to possibility, building a strong healthy community, and letting kids be all that they can be.
For additional information or to obtain the funding application package, please contact Jessica Smith, Executive Director at