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Community Building Fund
- April 06, 2021

Supporting Ontario’s Recovery

COVID-19 has had an overwhelming impact on the arts and culture, heritage, tourism, sport and recreation sectors. These sectors are critical to the social and economic fabric of Ontario and its communities, and to support their broader recovery, the Ontario government is investing $105 million through the Community Building Fund .

This fund will support non-profits and Indigenous communities in these sectors that operate facilities and/or deliver experiences or programs for the public. The fund will enable organizations to remain viable so they can continue to improve quality of life and provide services, jobs, educational opportunities, and programming for Ontarians.

The Community Building Fund is being delivered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) across two distinct funding streams – Operating and Capital.
Information about the Capital stream will be available later in 2021.

Community Building Fund – Operating stream

This funding stream provides support for non-profits and Indigenous communities in the community arts and culture, heritage, tourism, sport and recreation sectors to help sustain their operations and create new attractions, experiences and events.

Grant term length: 6 or 12 months
Amount awarded: Minimum $10,000, Maximum $250,000

Applications will be accepted starting March 31, 2021
Application deadline is April 28, 2021 at 5 PM ET

Who Is Eligible?

Organizations applying to the Community Building Fund - Operating stream need to have a significant presence in the arts and culture, heritage, tourism, sport and recreation sectors, and operate facilities and/or?deliver?experiences?or?programs?in Ontario that are open to the public, and must meet one of the following:

  • A charitable organization or public foundation registered as a charity by the?Canada Revenue?Agency? 
  • An organization incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation without share capital in a Canadian?jurisdiction? 
  • A First Nation?/ Métis / Inuit or other Indigenous?community?

Visit the Community Building Fund – Operating stream page for more information on eligibility requirements, the application, and eligible expenses for funding.

Need Application Support?

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