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Grants to Ontario Nonprofits for Environmental,
Parks, and Recreation Activities and Initiatives

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Mississauga - Recreation Division

Conf. Date:

09/01/20

Deadline Date:

10/16/20 4:30 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Ontario nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for activities in the sectors of parks and forestry, the environment, and recreation and sports activities. Funding is intended for operating and project activities to improve the quality of life for local residents. Eligible projects must be in Mississauga.

Organizations applying for funding must align with one of the three below organization sectors:

  • Environmental Organizations - Environment grants support community-based environmental initiatives and programs. These grants provide funds to eligible organizations to work with the City to achieve the Living Green Master Plan goals and achieve municipal strategic objectives.
  • Parks and Forestry Organizations - Parks and Forestry grants support community-based parks and forestry initiatives and programs. These grants provide funds to eligible organizations to work with the City to achieve Parks and Forestry goals and achieve municipal strategic objectives.
  • Recreation and Sport Organizations - Recreation and Sport grants support community-based recreation and sport initiatives and programs. These grants provide funds to eligible organizations for the purpose of providing municipally-related programs, services or projects specifically to the residents of Mississauga and work to achieve Recreation goals and achieve municipal strategic objectives. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138061

Estimated Size of Grant:

New and Emerging Organizations - May apply for up to 50% of total project or operating budget or $5,000, whichever is less.

Established Organizations - May apply for up to 65% of total project or operating budget or $10,000, whichever is less.

Term of Contract:

Grants for multi-year funding are by invitation only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To apply, an organization must be:
- Operating on a not-for-profit basis and governed by volunteers
- Operating with a specific mandate to provide and support recreation and sport, parks and forestry, or environment activities
- Operating year-round
- Based and active in Mississauga
- Providing programs and services in Mississauga that are open to the public and publicized city-wide
- Registered with the Community Group Registry Program

Additional eligibility criteria is required for each funding stream. Information can be found at https://web.mississauga.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/21150106/2021-Community-Grant-Guidelines-Booklet-Version-2.pdf#page=6.

For ineligiblle organizations or activities, please see https://web.mississauga.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/21150106/2021-Community-Grant-Guidelines-Booklet-Version-2.pdf#page=8.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Tuesday September 1, 2020 2:00 – 3:00 pm...Please note the webinar is mandatory for applicants or their representatives who have not been a previous recipient of funding.

All applicants are encouraged to attend. To register, please send an email to grantsinfo@mississauga.ca. A confirmation email will be sent with how to access the Webinar.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2021 Community Grant Program is now open for applications and closes at 4:30pm (EST) on October 16, 2020.

For organizations receiving grants of less than $20,000, a check for the total amount awarded is mailed out approximately four weeks following Council’s final approval.

For organizations receiving grants of $20,000 or more, seventy-five percent (75%) of the total grant awarded will be mailed out approximately four weeks following Council’s final approval. Twenty-five per cent (25%) will be held back until the organization has provided most recent year-end audited and/or updated financial statements, depending on the organization’s fiscal year-end.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://cityofmississauga.fluidreview.com/

For questions or more information about the City’s grant programs, please email grantsinfo@mississauga.ca or call 905-615-3200 ext. 5476.

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