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Grants to Ontario Nonprofits and Community Organizations
in Eligible Areas for Community Benefit Initiatives

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Ontario nonprofits and community organizations for services and programs to benefit residents of eligible areas. Funding is intended to support volunteer organizations providing crucial community services not fully provided by the municipality. Programs must benefit the citizens of Oshawa.

Many programs and services are provided through the volunteer efforts of not-for-profit community organizations and complement and often supplement programs beyond the City’s capability. The Partnership Grant Program demonstrates Council’s commitment to working with Oshawa-based, not-for-profit volunteer community organizations that can provide beneficial programs and services to the community. As part of the Partnership Grant Program, organizations will be required to decrease reliance on municipal funding so other emerging needs or opportunities may be met.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148669

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Partnership Grant program assists Oshawa based, not-for-profit community groups and organizations initiating or delivering programs or services to the citizens of Oshawa.

Partnership Grants are available only when the organization can demonstrate that there is community support for the programs or services; that there is a need for financial assistance; and that adequate funding for the programs or services is not available from other sources.

The City will not cover costs incurred with external agencies (police services).

Grants will not be provided:
- For requests exceeding $5,000
- To cover ongoing operating costs
- To organizations that charge the public an admission fee
- To organizations or groups that raise money for charity outside of their own organizations. (Organizations that raise money for charities outside of their own organizations are eligible to apply for in-kind services.)
- On a retroactive basis
- To individuals
- To coalitions such as ratepayer or tenant/landlord associations, or to support programs or services geared specifically to these organizations
- To organizations aligned with any political party, or to support programs or services which are political in nature
- To support programs or services which are operated under the authority of another level of government, such as social services
- As donations to charitable causes
- As a replacement for other funding sources
- As debt retirement expenditures

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for Partnership Grant Applications is September 25th for all grant requests to be considered for the following calendar year. If the deadline for Partnership Grants of September 25th falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted on the next business day.

All applicants will be notified via email of the meeting date when Council considers Partnership Grants.

Organizations will receive a cheque for the amount awarded approximately one month following final approval, unless other specific conditions are recommended and approved by Council.

Organizations requesting in-kind services must have their request reviewed by the Events and Community Engagement Supervisor, at least two weeks prior to the deadline, to ensure the event can take place as planned and that all anticipated in-kind services have been discussed. In-kind services include all items listed in the General Fees and Charges by-law (park/facility rentals, permit fees, license fees and utility fees) as well as costs associated with staff overtime, benefits, and out of pocket expenses.

Contact Information:

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

To request a Partnership Grant Application Form, email or contact (905) 436-3311, ext. 2165.

Completed applications with supporting documentation should be sent to or:
City of Oshawa,
Attention: Finance Services
50 Centre St. S.
Oshawa, ON
L1H 3Z7

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