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.
Community Investment: Capital Grant (Ontario Trillium Foundation): Capital grants provide funding over one year to help organizations respond to the capital needs of Ontario’s communities. They support projects that:
- Improve access to community spaces, programs, activities and services, and facilitate community members’ full participation in the life of the community
- Improve and build community spaces
- Make programs better and more efficient
- Make better use of technology
Minimum $5000, Maximum $150,000
Deadline: August 3, 2022
Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund: This Fund (OCAF) has three aims: (1) to increase cultural tourism by providing investments to assist Ontario organizations to develop, promote and present one- off or first time events, or a significant expansion of existing activity, which are designed to attract new tourists and visitors to cultural events; (2) increase the earned revenue capability of the applicant organization; and (3) support events that foster economic growth and contribute to job creation. OCAF achieves this by providing up front working capital directed towards the applicant’s marketing and promotional costs, with the investment taking the form of a partially repayable loan. There is a two step application process and the site suggests an 8 month lead time for any events.