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.
The Resilient Communities Fund supports community-based organizations that deliver programs and services in Ontario and need funding to recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability.
Grants support organizations as they:
- develop new approaches to generate revenue
- start new activities to meet community need
- adjust strategies and plans
- plan for future challenges
Deadline for applications: October 25, 2023
Tourism Recovery & Innovation Partnerships Projects Program: OHTO is pleased to be accepting applications for the Tourism REcovery and Innovation Partnership Projects Program. TRIPP is intended for collaborative projects involving two or more partners. This program offers up to $5,000 for projects occurring between April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024. Projects should support one or more of the following principles of responsible tourism:
1) Inclusivity – The project supports diversity, equity and inclusion.
2) Community Alignment – Meets the needs of visitors, while enhancing the quality of life for residents.
3) Sustainability – Provides long-term environmental, socio-cultural and economic benefits to the community.
We are seeking project applications in the following categories:
• Product Development
• Skills Development
• Strategic Development
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.