Available Grants In Ontario

Community Service Order (CSO) 2024-2027

The Community Service Order program provides funding for community-based opportunities allowing clients to complete court-ordered community service work according to their court order.

Deadline: August 2, 2024. 5 p.m. EDT

Learn more: Community Service Order (CSO) 2024-27

Critical Minerals Innovation Fund

The Critical Minerals Fund (CMF) provides funding to projects that help strengthen Ontario’s critical mineral sector.

Objectives of the CMF include

  • Increasing critical mineral exploration, mining and development.
  • Increasing investment in the supply chain of Ontario’s critical minerals.
  • Enhancing collaboration between the industry, academia, and research and development projects that are involved in the critical mineral sector.

Eligible recipients can receive up to $500,000 per project to cover eligible costs.

Application deadline: July 17, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Learn more: Critical Minerals Innovation Fund

EnAbling Change Community Accessibility Grant

Eligible organizations can receive between $5,000-150,000 for projects that increase the accessibility of community programs and services, as well as online initiatives, educational tools, and public outreach programs that help communities and businesses understand the benefits of accessibility and inclusion.

This year our government is investing up to $1.5 million to support not-for-profits, municipalities, First Nations communities, and other eligible organizations across Ontario!

Typical projects may involve:

  • customized educational tools and resources that directly communicate about accessibility and inclusion with a specific sector
  • promoting accessibility in daily living and encouraging regulatory compliance
  • public outreach programs and initiatives

Application deadline for 2024-2025 is June 27, 2024

Learn more: EnAbling Change Program

Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program

The Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program provides funding for projects within the forest sector that 

  • Enhances competitiveness.
  • Supports emerging market access.
  • Supports the Ontario forest sector.
  • Strengthens regional economies.

Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis

Learn more: Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program

Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) Enhancement Grant

The MCRT grant will provide funding to police services to support the crisis workers on their teams.

The grant aims to 

  • Support the mental health and addictions system
  • Support the ongoing need for additional mental health assistance calls
  • Better the local mental health expertise

Deadline: June 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm EST.

Learn more: Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) Enhancement Grant

Municipal Energy Plan Program

The Municipal Energy Plan Program aims to:

  • Reduce energy consumption.
  • Reduce greenhouse gases.
  • Improve the use of energy for maximized efficiency.
  • Support renewable energy projects and economic development.

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Learn more: Municipal Energy Plan Program

Ontario FireSmart Communities Grant

The Ontario FireSmart Communites Grant is offering funding to municipalities with fireSmart community initiatives. The funding aims to:

  • Help municipalities map hazardous forest areas.
  • Develop a community wildland fire protection plan including wildland fire risk assessment and wildland fire mitigation. 

Deadline: Applications are due by September 30, 2024 at 4:00 pm EDT.
Learn more: Ontario FireSmart Communities Grant

Ontario Learn and Stay Grant

The Ontario government is helping bring more doctors, nurses and healthcare workers to underserved communities through the Learn & Stay Grant.

This grant provides full, upfront funding for students who enroll in eligible programs, and agree to stay in underserved communities to work after graduation.

Postsecondary students who want to pursue a career in nursing, paramedicine or medical lab technology can now apply for 2024-25 academic year funding. Nearly 3,800 learners have already received funding through the grant to help pay for their postsecondary education.

Learn more: Click Here for Details

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Our government has announced more than $26 million in grant funding for final round of the Ontario Trillium Foundation – Resilient Communities Fund. This funding will help 251 community-based organizations provide services that are vital in maintaining mental health and well being.

Since its inception in August of 2020 as a way to help non-profits address challenges caused by the pandemic, the Resilient Communities Fund has supported more than 3,000 projects across the province with over $294 million in grant funding!

Starting 2024-25, grant funding will be returning to the stream model:

  • Seed Grants -Helping non-profits start new community programming. (Deadline: June 26, 2024)
  • Grow Grants – Expanding the reach of existing community programming. (Deadline: November 6, 2024)
  • Capital Grant: Improving existing community facilities and spaces. (Deadline: Spring next year)

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Ontario Sport Hosting Program 2024-2025

The Ontario Sport Hosting Program provides funding to projects that deliver national and amateur sport events in Ontario.

The program aims to:

  • Support sport at every level including provincial, regional, and local.
  • Support economic growth by increasing levels of tourism and improved public infrastructure.

Deadline: Monday, July 8, 2024 at 5:00 pm EDT. 

Learn more: Ontario Sport Hosting Program 2024-2025

Heritage Organization and Development Grant

The Heritage Organization Development Grant is an annual operating grant aimed at boosting public awareness of Ontario’s diverse heritage.

The grant offers financial support to historical societies, museums, and heritage associations across the province to assist with their annual operating expenses.

The grant payments are distributed to recipients operating a year-round or seasonal facility.

Deadline: July 2, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Learn more: Heritage Organization Development Grant

Regional Development Program: Eastern Ontario Development Fund and Southwestern Ontario Development Fund

The Regional Development Program provides support for projects and investments to businesses, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations for economic development

The program supports projects that do the following:

  • Creates jobs and builds talent
  • Encourage private sector investment
  • Supports business growth and widens positive economic impacts

Deadline: Applications are ongoing 

Learn more: Regional Development Program: Eastern Ontario Development Fund and Southwestern Ontario Development Fund

Road Safety Community Partnership Program

This program aims to provide support to provincial not-for-profit organizations with road safety mandates.

This program will increase:

  • Knowledge of road safety issues.
  • Positively impact transportation user behaviour.
  • Supporting legislative and regulatory compliance with road safety.

Deadline: June 27 2024 at 4:59 pm. EDT

Learn more: Road Safety Community Partnership Program

Seniors Active Living Centres Program

The Ontario government is helping more seniors stay fit and active in their community by investing up to $15 million to support Seniors Active Living Centres (SALC) programs across the province.

This program aims to provide a community hub for seniors that are currently living in Ontario.

A call for proposals for organizations to deliver SALC programming will open later this summer. In addition to municipalities, other local and community-based organizations such as Legions, Lion’s Clubs, and other social and recreational clubs are now welcome to apply.

Learn more: Seniors Active Living Centres

Starter Company Plus Program

The Starter Company Plus program aims to invest and aid entrepreneurs seed, start or grow a business! The Ontario government plans to invest $4.8 million over the next two years to expand the program. The program is for entrepreneurs looking to start, expand, or buy a small business. The program also offers training and mentorship to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Learn more: Starter Company Plus

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