PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Supports Tourism, Culture, Sport and Recreation Organizations

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.

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

The operating stream of the Community Building Fund will open for applications on March 31, 2021, while the fund’s capital stream will open later in 2021.

Arts and culture, heritage, tourism, sport and recreation non-profit organizations, and Indigenous communities are eligible to apply for the Community Building Fund streams. For more information, eligibility requirements and deadlines, see here.

See news release here

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