GRANT UPDATE: $105 million Community Building Fund through OTF

The Ontario government is investing $105 million through the new Community Building Fund to support non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations. The funding will be used to help these non-profits recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the needs of their communities. Details have been provided by Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.

The fund will be administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) through two program streams:

  • The $55-million operating funding stream will provide community non-profits with the support they need to help sustain their operations and create new experiences and events – such as trail systems, heritage attractions, winter activities and local sport and recreation programming – that are critical to the economic and social well-being of their communities.
  • The $50-million capital funding stream will go to municipalities and non-profit organizations to carry out sport- and recreation-facility infrastructure repairs, including retrofits and rehabilitation to meet COVID-19 public health protocol requirements and local community needs.

Community Building Fund – Operating stream applications will be accepted starting March 31, 2021. The deadline is April 28, 2021 at 5 PM ET

Read the news release HERE.

Read more from the Ontario Trillium Foundation HERE.

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