Expression of Interest
Housing and Homelessness Projects
Developed through extensive consultation with our community, the United Way London & Middlesex
Community Impact Agenda outlines the following intended outcomes related to poverty in London and
LONG TERM OUTCOME
Everyone’s basic needs are met
SHORT TERM OUTCOMES
More residents can
More residents have maintain heat and
More residents can More residents have More residents have
enough safe, healthy and hydro services that
obtain and maintain safe access to appropriate access to health
culturally appropriate food ensure the health and
and affordable housing and essential clothing related resources
to eat safety of their
In order to achieve these outcomes, United Way is looking to build increased investment in the following:
programs that prevent homelessness,
programs that ensure everyone is able to maintain safe affordable housing.
United Way’s Poverty Impact Council is interested in hearing from service provider partners who can help
us to achieve this increased impact. This may include existing United Way funded agencies or
organizations that do not currently have a funding relationship with United Way.
Applicants must be registered charities with a Board of Directors, and have a demonstrated
history of sound fiscal responsibility.
Projects that do not clearly fall within the scope of maintaining safe affordable housing or
homelessness prevention will not be considered.
United Way will not consider applications for festivals or events, or requests for capital costs.
United Way will not consider applications for crash bed support, core shelter funding, subsidized
housing or programs that do not embrace a prevention model.
Submissions must align with the issues identified by the community in the London Community
Housing Strategy and/or the London Community Plan on Homelessness.
Services must be provided within London and/or Middlesex County.
Expression of interest (EOI) submissions will be reviewed by members of United Way’s Poverty
Impact Council with support of United Way staff.
Organizations that are successful during the EOI process will be invited to submit a full
application during United Way’s 2013 - 2014 funding review cycle (please refer to timelines
Submission of an EOI to United Way or invitation to submit a full proposal does not guarantee
United Way values projects that embrace partnership and collaboration.
Process to submit
An information session will be held after the London Homeless Coalition meeting June 4, 2012 at
11:30 am on the second floor of City Hall. All other questions should be directed to Kate Cowan.
Submissions must be no longer than three pages in length.
Submissions must articulate your organization’s expertise and proposed activity or activities,
o proposed activity
o alignment with United Way’s poverty impact area as outlined above
o alignment with the London Community Housing Strategy and/or the London Community
Plan on Homelessness
o demonstration of need
o relationship to current service delivery (i.e., is this a new or existing service?)
o existing/ potential partners
o intended program outcomes and high level evaluation plan
o anticipated high-level budget
All submissions must be received electronically in Microsoft Word format no later than July 13, 2012 to
the attention of:
Kate Cowan, Community Planning Specialist
519.438.1721 ext. 249
May 25, 2012: invitation for expression of interest extended
June 4, 2012: information session held after the London Homeless Coalition meeting
July 13, 2012: deadline for all expression of interest submissions
Organizations invited to submit a full proposal will be asked to do so no later than September 13,
2012, with a deadline of no later than November 2, 2012.
For more information about United Way’s Community Impact Agenda, please refer to United Way’s
website at www.uwlondon.on.ca
For more information about the London Community Housing Strategy, please visit
For more information about the London Community Plan on Homelessness, please visit: