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    How & Where You Can Apply For Grants

    This list is not meant to serve as a complete listing of available grants, but as an informative area highlighting a few of the available grants we commonly work with in our specific industry.  

    Grants are a great fit for many organizations, but be sure to do your research and ensure the prospective grant is right for you and your business.  In addition to providing much needed funds, grants not only instill confidence in key stakeholders and management, but also provide a great deal of confidence to any investors by validating future expenditures.


    Celebrate Ontario - This grant provides project-based funding to new or existing Ontario events to enhance programs, activities and services and support innovations that will lead to long-term improvements, sustainability and the attraction of additional tourists. 


    Heritage Organization Development Grant -  This program is an annual operating grant program administered through the Culture Programs Unit of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.


    Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund - Provides funding to help organizations increase opportunities for participation in sport and recreation, improve physical literacy, and strengthen the community sport and recreation sector through training in areas such as coaching, youth development, and volunteer development.


    Ontario Trillium Fund - This fund invests in community-based initiatives that help build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario. Every year, more than 3,000 applications are received, and over $110 million in grants is awarded to some 1,300 public benefit sector organizations.



    Grants for Special Needs Funding - The 2015–16 GSN funding to school boards is projected to be stable year over year while building further efficiencies into the funding model. This will help ensure that our publicly
    funded education system is fiscally sustainable to realize the province’s renewed goals for education. For the elementary and secondary education sector, sound management of program spending in 2015–16 means keeping the focus on setting priorities and making strategic choices about how best to use resources to improve student achievement.


     Halton Regional Community Investment Fund - The Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF) supports non-profit community health and social service programs aligned with funding priorities.


    Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association - The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association provides funding to many provincial, regional and local recreation organizations.


    British Columbia

    Vancouver Sport Hosting Grants - The Vancouver Sport Hosting grant provides financial support for sporting events that have the potential to bring direct or indirect economic, social, health, and community development benefits to Vancouver. 



    Victoria Foundation - This website comprises a great list of available grants in British Columbia funded by both municipal and provincial programs.




    Community Places Program - The Community Places Program provides funding and planning assistance to non-profit community organizations for facility construction, upgrading, expansion or acquisition projects. Eligible projects are those which provide sustainable recreation and wellness benefits to communities. 



    Manitoba Community Services Council (MCSC) - The MCSC allocates funds and/or bingo events to non profit, volunteer community service, social service, recreation, and health-related organizations in Manitoba.



    The Winnipeg Foundation - Referred to as 360-degree granting because the foundation supports the full spectrum of charitable needs in their community -- from play structures at early learning centres to programming for isolated seniors.



    Alberta Culture & Tourism - The government of Alberta has several grant programs and foundations that assist these groups in their efforts.


    Edmonton Community Foundation - Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) provides grants and student awards in excess of $10 million annually, primarily in the Edmonton area. 


    Community Foundation of Lethbridge & Southwestern Alberta - The Community Foundation has been helping, supporting, and investing into southwestern Alberta since 1966. Through our close connections with the charitable sector, we are able to provide effective grants that improve the quality of life in our community.



    Sport Manitoba - Sport Manitoba offers a wide range of developmental grants that facilitate the growth of athletes, coaches and officials at the community level.  Assistance provided by Sport Manitoba focuses on participants who are being introduced to sport and those who are looking to take their development to the next step.


    National (Canada)

    Aviva Community Fund - For seven years, Aviva has been putting our money where their business is - investing in charitable community initiatives across Canada. They are proud of the $5.5 million in funding made to date, and can't wait to donate another $1 million this year.







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