Eligibility


All applications must be compliant with the Ontario Human Rights Code

Community and Province-Wide Grants

  • A charitable organization or 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
  • An unincorporated branch or chapter of a registered charity or incorporated not-for-profit organization. The incorporated organization or registered charity must authorize the application and accept responsibility for any approved grant
  • A First Nation
  • A Métis or other Aboriginal community
  • A collaborative of two or more organizations that are working together to achieve a common goal. The collaborative must include at least one eligible member. The eligible member normally acts as the lead applicant and accepts responsibility for any approved grant

Only applies to the Community Grants Program:

  • Small municipalities (with populations of 20,000 or
    less based on the most recent census) and Local Services Boards for grants in the arts and culture
    and sports and recreation sectors only
  • Small municipalities (with populations of 20,000 or less), Local Services Boards, First Nations and County Library Boards (serving small municipalities with populations of 20,000 or less) for grants to support specific library services

Only applies to the Province-Wide Program:

  • Work will take place in three catchment areas or two in Northern Ontario.
  • Work will be done by a group with a province-wide or national mandate.
  • Work will be done by a network of organizations from across the province that submits a collaborative request for a project that has a clear provincial impact. Work will be done by a local group that has:
    • Demonstrated capacity and rationale to extend its reach beyond its home community
    • A model initiative that will be reproduced across the province.

Not eligible

  • Individuals
  • Organizations whose purpose is related to political activity, as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency
  • For-profit organizations
  • Municipalities with populations over 20,000, universities/colleges, schools, hospitals and their agencies*
  • Agencies of provincial or federal governments*
  • Private foundations*
    *Unless they are part of a community collaborative that involves at least one eligible organization and has a clear benefit to the community.