The Hydro Ottawa Brighter Tomorrows Fund supports registered charities working in the homelessness, shelter and warmth sector
Hydro Ottawa’s Brighter Tomorrows Community Investment Program aims to support the communities in which Hydro Ottawa operates in a targeted and meaningful manner.
The 2014 Hydro Ottawa Brighter Tomorrows Fund application process is now underway. This innovative targeted community investment fund is supported by corporate matching dollars from Hydro Ottawa’s annual United Way campaign and administered by United Way Ottawa. This fund enables frontline charities that serve people who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless, to invest in energy-efficient measures and projects. Specifically, the fund supports small-scale capital projects that improve the energy efficiency of an organization's facilities, helping to reduce energy costs and creating savings that organizations can use for their programs.
We are looking to the community we serve to help identify small capital projects, those with the greatest potential for making housing and shelter facilities energy-efficient. Funding proposals are now being solicited and will be reviewed by a committee made up of representatives from Hydro Ottawa, United Way Ottawa and the local community.
Since its inception in 2011, more than $359,000 has been contributed in support of 35 energy efficiency projects completed by 17 frontline community agencies. Projects range from window replacements to the installation of energy efficient lighting, high-efficiency fans, appliances and boiler systems.
2014 Call for Proposals Timeline:
- Call for Proposals Issued: March 10, 2014
- Deadline for Proposal Submissions: March 31, 2014
- Applicants Notified: May 2014
- Funding Announcement: June 2014
saveONenergy Retrofit Program
saveONenergy retrofit programs, available through Hydro Ottawa can provide additional financial incentives to Brighter Tomorrows Fund projects. Find out more about Hydro Ottawa saveONenergy Retrofit Programs (PDF, 195 KB). A saveONenergy retrofit program application will be part of the evaluation criteria for Brighter Tomorrows Fund approval. Agencies are asked to contact Christopher Kelly at 613-738-5499 x244 or by email at email@example.com to determine their project’s eligibility for saveONenergy incentives.
Please note that saveONenergy is an Ontario Power Authority initiative and is managed separately from the Hydro Ottawa Brighter Tomorrows Fund.
2014 Brighter Tomorrows Fund Call for Proposals Application:
- Available through the United Way Ottawa Agency Portal
If you have any questions about the funding process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.