the ontario trillium foundation is now accepting applications for community funding grants
Communities and not-for-profits in Ontario can now apply to receive up to $200K in project funding through the following Ontario Trillium Foundation program streams.
Capital Grants Stream
Communities and not-for-profits in Ontario can now apply for a Capital grant to help address a community need by improving the infrastructure Ontarians need to thrive. Up to $150,000 in funding is available per-project to support purchasing equipment, building a new space, or completing renovations, retrofits or repairs.
Funding is available to:
- Improve access to community spaces, facilities, programs, activities and services, and facilitate community members’ full participation in the life of the community
- Improve and build community spaces
- Make programs and services better and more efficient
- Make better use of technology
Organizations can request funding for multiple capital improvements within one facility, e.g., touchless entry and widening of doorways at a local community centre, or they can request funding for the same capital improvements at multiple facilities, e.g., HVAC retrofits at 3 municipal arenas.
Apply for a Capital grant to cover the following costs:
- Construction / renovation costs: This includes materials and/or contractors
- Equipment costs: This includes fixed and non-fixed equipment
- Developmental costs: Up to 20% of the total grant request can be for developmental costs associated with construction, such as the development of engineering plans, legal fees, or survey costs.
Grant applications for this stream are being accepted until August 3, 2022, at 5 PM ET.
Resilient Communities Fund Stream
COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on the non-profit sector and its ability to build resiliency, and support and serve communities across Ontario. This fund supports the recovery efforts of organizations impacted by COVID-19 and helps them respond with immediate, medium, and longer-term recovery projects.
This fund supports the recovery efforts of organizations impacted by COVID-19 and helps them respond with immediate, medium, and longer-term recovery projects.
- Applicants can apply for a minimum of $10,000, and up to $200,000, with a maximum of $100,000 per year.
- Applicants that have received a Resilient Communities Fund grant from prior years are eligible to apply again.
Resilient Communities Fund grants support projects that help rebuild an organization’s capacity, enhance their resiliency, and meet the changing needs of their communities.
The costs you request need to fit within the following eligible categories:
- Direct personnel costs: Salaries, mandatory employment-related costs and employee benefits for staff positions funded specifically to carry out the project.
- Direct non-personnel costs: Purchased services, workshops, meetings, convening, supplies and materials, evaluation (max. 10%), travel, and equipment (max. of $150,000).
- Overhead and Administration costs: OTF will support overhead and administrative costs directly associated with the funded project, to a maximum of 15% of the total OTF Grant Budget. These do not include the direct costs to run or deliver the project, including the staff or equipment associated with the project but include a portion of regular operational expenses that can be attributed specifically to this project.
Projects should be focused on:
- Developing new approaches
- Starting new activities;
- Adjusting strategies
- Planning for future challenges
Grant applications for this stream are being accepted until December 7, 2022, at 5 PM ET.