Grants & Funding Opportunities

NATIONAL FUNDING PROGRAMS

Canadian Heritage – Culture, History and Sport

Learn about Canada’s culture, identity, history and sports, as well as funding opportunities available to Canadian artists, athletes and organizations. Discover national landmarks and attractions and show your pride for Canada by taking part in the many cultural events, celebrations and commemorations. Apply to one of a myriad of funding programs that support culture, history, heritage, sport and official languages in Canada. Learn more.

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. Click here to learn more.

PROVINCIAL FUNDING PROGRAMS

Grants Ontario

Grants Ontario provides you with one-window access to information about grants that are available to you, how to apply for grants and how to check the status of your application. There are a number of grants available to the festival and event sector such as Celebrate Ontario Program, Culture Development Fund, Enabling Change Program, Tourism Industry Partners Program and many more. To learn about the funding options available within the Government of Ontario Grant Portal, visit the Ontario Government www.mtc.gov.on.ca

Celebrate Ontario

Celebrate Ontario grants help create jobs and grow local economies across the province, supporting new and improved experiences that attract tourists and boost visitor spending. Click the link to find out more about the Celebrate Ontario program.

Click here to download the list of 2016 Celebrate Ontario recipients. Details on the Celebrate Ontario 2017 program will be posted here.

Culture Development Fund

The Culture Development Fund seeks to strengthen cultural organizations and their leadership, helping them to increase their knowledge and skills. This will help organizations become better at what they do and more successful in achieving their mandates. Increased performance through new and innovative projects will build the capacity of the sector, leading to a stronger and more stable culture sector. Click here to learn more

Enabling Change Program

The program provides financial support and expertise to incorporated non-profit organizations, such as industry umbrella organizations and professional associations that have wide reach to help organizations comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act  (AODA). Click here to learn more.

Tourism Industry Partners Program

If you have a marketing campaign for which financial assistance for tourism marketing activities are required you may be interested in the Tourism Industry Partners Program (TIPP). The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation assists stakeholders with marketing assistance to promote Ontario destinations and/or experiences outside Ontario, across Canada and internationally. The program encourages increased visitation and expenditures from overnight and out-of-province visitors. Click here to learn more.

The Ontario Music Fund

The Ontario Music Fund (OMF), administered by the Ontario Music Office (OMO),  is aimed at strengthening and stimulating growth in Ontario’s music companies and supporting this growing sector. The Fund is designed to drive activity and investment and to support Ontario’s music companies and organizations in expanding their economic and cultural footprints within Canada and around the world. Click here to learn more.

Ontario Arts Council

The Ontario Arts Council currently offers more than 65 granting programs to individual artists, collectives, ad hoc groups and organizations in twelve sectors. Click here to learn more.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and Canada’s largest granting foundation. Over $110 million is awarded annually to some 1,000 nonprofit and charitable organizations across the province. Their core business is making grants in community-based initiatives that help build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario. Apply anyone of the different granting programs to meet different needs. Learn more.