Funding Programs for Non-Profits

Funding - Culture, History & Sport

A listing of a variety of funding programs available that are still open to receive applications for funding.

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Resilient Communities Fund - Ontario Trillium Foundation

Grant Program Will Ensure Royal Canadian Legions and Other Non-Profits Can Continue to Deliver Vital Services. The Ontario government is investing $83 million through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to provide grants to help eligible non-profit organizations, including food banks, child and youth programs and Royal Canadian Legion branches, recover from COVID-19 and continue the delivery of vital programming in their communities. The OTF's Resilient Communities Fund will provide grants of up to $150,000 to help eligible non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19

2nd Intake - Deadline for Applications December 2, 2020 - To receive application updates to apply to the 2nd intake, please sign up for their newsletter.

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

This initiative will provide up to $31 million in existing federal funding to support communities as they deploy innovative new ways to adapt spaces and services to respond to immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19 over the next two years. The initiative will support projects under three main themes:

  • Creating safe and vibrant public spaces
  • Improving mobility options
  • Digital solutions

Funding for the Initiative is being repurposed from existing funding for a second Smart Cities Challenge competition to support communities in dealing with the immediate and ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19. Additional details on the application process will be available soon. For questions about the Initiative, please contact the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative team at:   

Local Food Infrastructure Fund

Applications for phase 2 of the program are now being accepted. 

The Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF) is a five-year, $50 million initiative ending March 31, 2024. The program is part of the Government of Canada’s Food Policy which is Canada’s roadmap for a healthier and more sustainable food system in Canada. The LFIF objective is to strengthen food systems and to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations.

The fund supports community-based, not-for-profit organizations to improve their food systems through investments in infrastructure that are directly related to addressing food insecurities and increasing the accessibility of healthy, nutritious, and ideally, local foods within their community.

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New Horizons for Seniors Program

Eligible organizations can apply for up to $25,000 for projects that are led by seniors and volunteer based. You can only apply to the program for 1 grant, either for a small grant up to $5,000, or a regular grant up to $25,000.

You can apply between September 9, 2020 to October 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm Eastern time.

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