Other Sources of Funding

HCDC encourages those seeking funding to investigate as many sources of financial capital as possible.   Below are some examples of other funding resources but this is not an exhautive list, programs may change at any time and we are not always aware of all resources.  We often utilize the News & Events section on the homepage of our website and Facebook and Instagram to share notifications of new funding programs, be sure to follow HCDC for the latest!

FedDev Ontario

With over $1 billion in funding, FedDev Ontario is making investments that drive innovation and growth in the region. Of this funding, an initial $100 million is dedicated to support for smaller and rural communities to continue their vital role in the region's economy. Applications can be submitted under three funding streams that have been designed to meet the needs of our innovators, job creators and communities.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario that supports the building of healthy and vibrant communities through community-based initiatives that strengthen the capacity of organizations in the arts and culture, environment, human and social services and sports and recreation sectors. They welcome applications in four broad sectors: arts and culture, environment, human and social services and sports and recreation. 

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

OMAFRA offers a wide range of resources, services and funding programs related to local economic development for organizations and communities in rural Ontario. 

Ontario Arts Council

This is the province’s primary funding body for professional arts activity. This site has information about project grants that may be available to individual artists. The OAC also administers a number of important awards and prizes  www.arts.on.ca

Canada Council

Canada Council for the Arts is the national arts funding agency. This site provides information about the council’s grants to media artists, including travel grants, and grants available to aboriginal media artists. The council also administers a number of important awards and prizes.

Heritage Canada

Canadian Heritage is responsible for programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians.

New Horizons

The New Horizons for Seniors Program funds projects that help improve the quality of life for seniors and their communities – from enabling seniors to share their knowledge, wisdom and experiences with others, to improving facilities for seniors' programs and activities, to raising awareness of elder abuse.