Our Four-Step Approach to Getting Started
Our four-step approach will pave the way to your success
1. Initial Site Visit
Our engagement begins with an initial no-charge onsite visit. We meet with one or two organizational leaders and take a quick tour of your facilities. Our goal is to understand who you are and where you want to go.
2. Proposal Letter
After our initial site visit, we create a detailed proposal letter with our recommendations on how to prepare for a grant application. Typically, this includes CAD drawings of the facilities and any previous studies which may be helpful. In some cases, we engage outside consultants (e.g. architects, engineers and code consultants) to create reports or concept drawings. Our proposal includes which grants you qualify for and how the project should be steered to maximize the resources available.
Please note, there is no obligation or cost to the charity until the proposal letter is accepted.
Some services which may be required and can be discussed on an individual basis, are:
- Facility Reviews (Building, Fire, Hazardous Materials Surveys, Health and Safety)
- Master and Site Development Plans
- Owner Representative Services for Maintenance and Construction
- Construction Coordination and Project Management Services
- Grant Writing and Fund Development (specific to facilities)
- LEED and BOMA Green Building Certifications
- Passive House Plans and Consultations
- Facility Condition Assessment Reports
- Energy Audits, Reviews and Reduction Plans
3. Grant Application
Once the proposal letter is accepted, Longview can begin the grant proposal writing stage. We are experts in finding the money to make your dreams a reality. There are many grants available, and it takes a seasoned professional to best tap into these resources.
4. Project Implementation
Grant Writing – Why You Need to Work with a Certified PM
We find the grant money you need.
There are significant funds available for small- and medium-sized charities, but most organization don’t know how to access these resources.
Longview Services specializes in analyzing properties, listing their deficiencies (in terms of fire, building or Health and Safety violations, etc.) and communicating those needs to founders who want to help. Our involvement also provides needed assurances to the granting bodies that the planned upgrades will be done correctly, according to code and to a high-quality standard.
We have raised millions of dollars for Ontario charities.
Longview sources funding from the following sources:
- Natural Resources Canada
- Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
- Ontario Trillium Foundation
- CMHC – National Housing Strategy
- Green municipal funds
- Infrastructure grants
- Private Foundations
- And others
Let us help your organization raise funds, renovate your facilities
and reduce your energy consumption.
Ontario Trillium Foundation – What’s Available to You
Applying for an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant?
We’re the experts. Let us help.
At Longview Services Inc. (LSI), we provide professional assistance for Not-For-Profit and Charities seeking government grant dollars.
Our proven grant writing approach works, and this means your charity will be one step closer to being awarded the fundraising dollars it needs to make facility improvements while providing you with the guidance to create the most compelling grant application possible.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) offers three main grants: The Grow Grant, Seed Grant and Capital Grant. Longview Services Inc. (LSI) has applied for all OTF grants at various times for different clients.
We specialize in the Capital Grant as it funds activities such as completing renovations, installations and repairs, enhancements to building structures or spaces, and making better use of technological resources.
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FREE Facility Review for any Not-For-Profit or Charity organization applying for an Ontario Trillium Foundation Capital Grant.
Looking for additional grants? LSI can also help with these OTF grants:
Funds activities, such as: Conducting new research or feasibility studies, testing new approaches, hosting discussions about emerging issues or new opportunities, or developing a new idea, launching a new event or convening people together.
Funds activities such as: Replicating, adapting or scaling a proven model, piloting or demonstrating a tested model.
There’s no time to lose. OTF grants have strict deadlines and applications need to be started months ahead.