Local Initiatives Program Funding (LIP)

The Application intake is now closed for the Local Initiatives Program for 2019-2020.

Please contact Autumn Wilson or Jim Blake for any funding inquiries.


The HCDC created the Local Initiatives Program to strengthen Haliburton County communities by supporting community economic development projects that are incremental (a new initiative, enhance existing activities or in addition to existing activities) and involve not-for-profit organizations that strive to enhance the economic development efforts of the community.

Congratulations to this year's funding recipients:

  • Aging Well Committee - Housing Summit
  • Aging Well Committee - Senior's Day
  • Arts Council ~ Haliburton Highlands
  • Camexicanus
  • Haliburton County Snowmobile Association
  • Haliburton County Youth Sailing Association
  • Haliburton Highlands Land Trust
  • Halls Island Artist Residency
  • Harvest Haliburton
  • Highlands Summer Festival
  • Minden Pride
  • Rotary Club of Haliburton
  • The Studio Tour - Haliburton Highlands
  • Toronto to Algonquin Greenway
  • U-Links Centre for Community Based Research

If you have received notice that your application was approved, please download the following claim form for your submissions. NOTE: All expenses require an invoice/receipt and proof of payment (bank statement, visa slip, etc.) to be eligible. Please contact Autumn at 705-457-3555 if you have any questions.

Expenses Claim: 


Eligible Expenses     decline Ineligible Expenses
  •  Eligible costs may include any direct capital or non-capital cost of the project.
  •  Must relate directly to the project activities.
  •  Development of basic websites.
  • Operating costs of ongoing operations.
  • Wages for current staff.

To discuss the process and find out more about the Local Initiatives Program please contact the HCDC office at: (705) 457-3555 or email awilson@haliburtoncdc.ca