FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please read the entire Guideline document for your application prior to submitting questions. Only responses which are not already included within the Guideline documents will be posted here.

To submit a FAQ questions please email trust@sndevcorp.ca.

NEW General Application FAQ’s 2017

Established organizations with regular paid employees or Board of Directors.

Community businesses that are created for the benefit of the community with all proceeds returning to the community (ie. GRETI, Farmers Association, Artisan’s co-op).

Intra community and external partnerships

Two Information Sessions were held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 to assist applicants to understand the application’s requirements, deadlines, and funding priorities.

In addition, Face-To-Face Meetings will occur on April 5 & 6 by appointment only. At these meetings, applicants will be able to sit with an EDT representative to review their application and ensure it is completed properly and contains all required documentation.

To book an appointment please contact trust@sndevcorp.ca or call 519-753-1950 ext 6450.

Please note:  It is highly encouraged you attend an Information Session or Face-To-Face Meeting prior to submitting your application, as no late or incomplete applications will be accepted or reviewed by the EDT.

Meetings can be booked by appointment, by contacting the Corporate Affairs Administrator, Roxanne Wilkieson at 519-753-1950 ext. 6450 or Trust@sndevcorp.ca.

Yes, however one application per project is required.   Organizations who are submitting more than one application are encouraged to submit a priority list, inclusive of all submissions. Each application is evaluated on its own merit. The priority list will be used for information purposes only.

No.  The applications are designed for two different types of organizations/groups (Grassroots, volunteer groups without regular paid employees; General, organizations with regular paid employees ;). Select the application for which your group is best suited.

The Advisory Community (AC) determines the needs and priorities on an annual basis from information they gather from the Six Nations Community Plan and community insights.  The AC is also responsible for approving the Trust Distribution Guidelines.  Questions or comments to the AC can be submitted to governance@sndevcorp.ca.

Those who meet the basic criteria and have been moved forward to the next level of consideration based on application scores by Trustees.

No amount has been earmarked for any stream.  All applications will be considered individually based on their merit and ability to address a community need or priority.

No amount has been reserved for Six Nations Elected Council or their departments.  All applications will be considered individually based on their merit and ability to address a community need or priority.

The EDT follows a calendar year cycle, with a year end of December 31.  In order for the Economic Development Trust to comply with its Trust structure, all funds need to be distributed, or earmarked for distribution to its beneficiary (Six Nations of the Grand River community as a whole) by the end of each calendar year.

Multi-year applications may be submitted but the submission does not guarantee approval for all years.  All projects that meet the criteria in the “Eligible Applications” section will be considered.

This year, surplus profits generated by the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) will be divided amongst two EDT calls for applications.

This year’s dual call for applications is intended to align the EDT’s reporting period with our funding source, Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC). Looking forward to 2018, this change will equip the EDT with sufficient time to engage applicants and recipients well in advance, so that we are able to create the greatest impact to the community. It will also provide more time for recipients to expend the community investment funds.

No, money can only be spent after notice of successful application.

NEW Grassroots Application FAQ’s 2017

Grassroots organizations are established volunteer groups, who do not have regular employees.  This application is designed for those who have a group or organization who work on a task or project without salary or wages, would not have a registered board of directors, and would not have audited financials to provide.

A group that is established for a specific task or project.

All Grassroots applicant who submit a completed application package and meet the eligible criteria will be shortlisted for a presentation to the Trust.

The group will be responsible for selecting a representative(s) to attend the presentation.  The representative(s) must have full knowledge of the project and be able to answer all questions concerning the project.

Consultant fees are not considered wages.  If you are submitting for professional/consultant fees, please itemize as such.

Multi-year applications may be submitted but the submission does not guarantee approval for all years.  All projects that meet the criteria in the “Eligible Applications” section will be considered.

Yes, however one application per project is required.   Organizations who are submitting more than one application are encouraged to submit a priority list, inclusive of all submissions. Each application is evaluated on its own merit. The priority list will be used for information purposes only.

Multi-year applications may be submitted but submission does not guarantee approval for all years. All projects that meet the criteria in the “Eligible Applications” section will be considered.  However, projects that can be completed by December 1, 2016 have been identified as a priority by the Trust.
Yes. If your group is submitting more than one application, please submit a prioritized list of your submissions.

This year, surplus profits generated by the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) will be divided amongst two EDT calls for applications.

This year’s dual call for applications is intended to align the EDT’s reporting period with our funding source, Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC). Looking forward to 2018, this change will equip the EDT with sufficient time to engage applicants and recipients well in advance so that we are able to create the greatest impact to the community. It will also provide more time for recipients to expend the community investment funds.

No, money can only be spent after notice of successful application.

General Application FAQ’s 2016

Community businesses that are created for the benefit of the community with all proceeds returning to the community (ie. GRETI, farmers association, artisans co-op).
Intra community and external partnerships
The Trust will be hosting 2 information sessions, the General Application session is Saturday June 25, 2016 10am-noon at Six Nations Tourism. The Grassroots workshop is Saturday June 11, 2016 2-4pm at Six Nations Tourism. Face-Face meetings will occur June 27-30 by appointment only.
Initiatives normally funded by government, do not qualify. However, if you believe it should be considered, please provide rational as to why and it will be reviewed on a case-to-case basis.
An appeal process will be announced on website after the shortlist release date.
Yes, however only one application per project can be submitted. Organizations that are submitting more than one application are encouraged to submit a priority list which is inclusive of all submissions. Individual applications are evaluated on their own merit, the priority list will be used for information purposes only.
No. The applications are designed for two different types of organizations/groups. Select the application for which your group is best suited.
The Advisory Community determines the list. The Advisory Committee is also responsible for the Distribution Guidelines. Questions to the AC can be submitted to governance@sndevcorp.ca.
Meetings can be booked by appointment with the Development Corporation at 519-753-1950 or Trust@sndevcorp.ca. Those who have attended their designated Information Session will be given priority over those who did not attend a session [Grassroots June 11, General June 25]. Face to face Meeting times are limited. The staffer cannot assist the applicant to draft their application.
No amount has been earmarked for any stream. All applications will be considered equally under the no less than $2,000,000 distribution guidelines.
No amount has been reserved for Six Nations Elected Council or their departments. All applications will be considered equally under the no less than $2,000,000 distribution guidelines.
The Trust follows a calendar year cycle, with a year end of December 31.  In order for the Economic Development Trust to comply with its Trust structure, all funds need to be distributed, or earmarked for distribution to its beneficiary (Six Nations of the Grand River community as a whole) by the end of each calendar year.
Multi-year applications may be submitted but submission does not guarantee approval for all years. All projects that meet the criteria in the “Eligible Applications” section will be considered.  However, projects that can be completed by  December 1, 2016 have been identified as a priority by the Trust.

Grassroots Application FAQ’s 2016

Grassroots organizations are established volunteer groups, who do not have regular employees.  This application is designed for those who have a group or organization who works on a task or project without salary or wages, would not have a registered board of directors, and would not have audited financials to provide.
A group that is established for a specific task or project.
Any applicant who meet the basic criteria and have been moved forward to the next level of consideration based on scores will be shortlisted.
No. Evaluation is not considered research.
Yes. You only need to provide potential funders for the project you are currently applying for.
Consultant fees are not considered wages. If you are submitting for professional/consultant fees please itemize as such.
Multi-year applications may be submitted but submission does not guarantee approval for all years. All projects that meet the criteria in the “Eligible Applications” section will be considered.  However, projects that can be completed by December 1, 2016 have been identified as a priority by the Trust.
Yes. If your group is submitting more than one application, please submit a prioritized list of your submissions.
No, money can only be spent after notice of successful application.
If the application is successful, the applicant may submit original receipts, or proof of online payment, to be reimbursement. A copy of the credit card statement is not considered proof of purchase.
The group applicant will be responsible to select representative(s) to make the presentation. The representative(s) must have full knowledge of the project and be able to answer all questions concerning the project.

Letter of Interest and Explanation for Major Capital and Construction Needs 2016

Yes, keeping in mind that the Trust is working with a distribution amount of no less than 2 million total for all projects for 2016. You may wish to focus your general application on a smaller milestone of your project.