New funding for Not For Profits is constantly evolving. At HCDC we monitor as many channels as possible and list relevant funding to support community economic development in our community.
Ontario’s Rural Economic Development (RED) program provides cost-share funding to support activities that create strong rural communities in Ontario, and opens doors to rural economic development through:
- funding assistance to address barriers to economic development, better position rural communities to attract and retain jobs and investment, and enhance economic growth
- funding to build community capacity and support for economic development in Ontario’s rural communities
- investments in rural communities to help diversify and grow local economies – making economic growth more inclusive so Rural Ontario continues to share in the province’s economic prosperity
Economic Diversification and Competitiveness Stream: up to 50% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $150,000.
Strategic Economic Infrastructure Stream: up to 30% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $250,000.
Application Deadline is October 1, 2021.
The Community Building Fund – Capital stream provides support for non-profits, Indigenous communities and Municipalities in the community sport and recreation sectors. The fund will help strengthen communities by supporting the repair, renovation or retrofitting of existing sport and recreation facilities to address:
- local community need by extending the life and maximizing the use of existing facilities (e.g. playgrounds, splashpads, etc.) OR
- COVID-19 related public health requirements now that support future preparedness
Applications deadline is September 29, 2021.
Intended for collaborative projects involving two or more partners. This program seeks to support projects that strengthen our sector and demonstrate consideration for the environmental, socio-cultural and economic impacts associated with growing the visitor economy. TRIP - Partnership Projects should seek to incorporate one or more of the following principles of responsible tourism:
1) Inclusivity - the project supports diversity and inclusivity;
2) Community Alignment - the project meets the needs of visitors and enhances the quality of life of residents; and/or
3) Sustainability - the project outcomes provide long-term environmental, social-cultural and economic benefits to the community.
Project must be completed by March 31, 2021.
Administered by Canada's regional development agencies and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), supports tourism businesses and organizations to adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services to facilitate their future growth. This fund will position Canada to be a destination of choice when domestic and international travel is once again safe by:
- empowering tourism businesses to create new or enhance existing tourism experiences and products to attract more local and domestic visitors; and
- helping the sector reposition itself to welcome international visitors by providing the best Canadian tourism experiences we have to offer the world.
Not For Profits can apply for up to $500,000.00 in non-repayable funds. Application details can be found on-line. Please contact HCDC (email@example.com, 705-457-3555) or FedDev (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
The Jobs and Growth Fund provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth. Businesses and not for profits are eligible.
- Activities that support the transition to a green economy, including those that:
- Activities that foster an inclusive recovery
- Activities that preserve Canada's competitiveness and future-proof SMEs through digital adoption
- Activities that strengthen capacity in sectors critical to Canada's recovery and growth
Resilient Communities Fund
This fund supports the non-profit sector recover and rebuild from the impacts emerging from COVID-19 so they can effectively meet the needs of communities across Ontario. The next deadline is December 8, 2021. https://otf.ca/our-grants/resilient-communities-fund
Funding - Culture, History & Sport
A listing of a variety of funding programs available that are still open to receive applications for funding.