International Grenfell Association (IGA) grants are funded through monies raised since the late 1800s by supporters in Canada, the USA, Great Britain, and Ireland. Used initially to pay for programs now provided by government, these funds create a grant program that responds to the needs of coastal communities in Northern Newfoundland and Labrador. Areas of funding support include healthcare, education, social welfare, recreation, and general lifestyle.
The mission of the IGA is to provide funds in support of initiatives that benefit the health, education, social, and cultural well-being of the people of Northern Newfoundland and coastal Labrador, working in partnership with government and other agencies.
Ideally, the IGA would like to see the following qualities exhibited in applications for projects and initiatives that it supports:
- Equity – targeting resources to create balance, trying to respond evenly for the same need over time.
- Relevance – a project that is meaningful, focused, and in line with existing needs.
- Appropriateness – a timely project, fitting with current circumstances and conditions.
- Evidence-Based – a project that has been shown to work effectively, and/or has precedence.
- Innovation – breaking new ground, offering new ways of doing things.
- Accountability – a project that can be justified, with responsible actions.
- Cost Benefit – a project that offers a good return for the investment.
- Time Scale – a project that is achievable within the indicated time period.
- Annual Review – a project that is open to evaluation by the IGA board.
In general, the IGA will avoid projects that:
- continue a defunct program
- provide for general maintenance and upkeep
- last for a period of more than three years
- contain salary costs for permanent staff
- provide supplies normally funded by government
- contain evidence of direct private benefit
- cover costs of warranties and/or service contracts on equipment
It is to your advantage to provide as much detail as possible in a clear, concise manner. Without adequate information, the IGA has no alternative but to return your application, causing delay. Therefore, if necessary, you may attach additional papers to support your application.
If your project application is successful, the IGA may award funds for the full amount, or a portion of that requested. In some instances, matching funds from other sources may be required by the IGA.
**Please note, failure to observe the conditions on which the grant is made will lead to a claim for funds to be returned and will disqualify the recipient from receiving future IGA awards.
The IGA has also adopted position statements with respect to recurring types of applications that it often receives.
Please view these positions here: IGA Position Statements
EquityTargeting resources to create balance, trying to respond evenly for the same need over time.
RelevanceA project that is meaningful, focused, and in line with existing needs.
AppropriatenessA timely project, fitting with current circumstances and conditions.
Evidence BasedA project that has been shown to work effectively, and/or has precedence.
InnovationBreaking new ground, offering new ways of doing things.
AccountabilityA project can be justified, with responsible actions.
Cost BenefitA project that offers a good return for the investment.
Time ScaleA project is achievable within the indicated time period.
Annual Review A project is open to evaluation by the IGA board.
Annual requests for funding may be submitted by completing applications on or before November 1st. To apply for a grant, download the grant application form and submit to the IGA General Business Office in person, by mail, or by email. Applicants are reminded to closely follow the guidance notes when preparing their application.
**Please note: All applications must be received by November 1 at the IGA General Business Office. Under no circumstances will applications post-marked after this date be accepted and/or considered. Please do not fax your application.