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Grants and In-Kind Grants to Ontario Nonprofits
for Capital Projects to Benefit the Community

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City of Thunder Bay

Deadline Date:

06/19/20 4:00 pm


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Grants and in-kind grants to Ontario nonprofit organizations to support capital projects to benefit the community in eligible locations. Funding is intended for major capital projects including new facilities, expansions, redevelopment, and major renovations. Eligible uses of funding include construction costs, site development costs, concept and design costs, and fixed equipment. Projects must take place within the City of Thunder Bay.


To provide direction with respect to the development of community partnerships for major capital projects between community groups and the City of Thunder Bay.


The development of community partnerships for capital projects should include one of the following objectives:

  1. The development of capital projects that respond to priority needs as identified through the City's capital planning process.
  2. The support of community initiatives for the development and improvement of facilities that serve the City of Thunder Bay.
  3. The development of cost-effective capital projects which minimize the City's contributions and leverage funding from other sources.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157589

Estimated Size of Grant:

Groups may fill out an application to the Fund for assistance with major capital projects with a total cost exceeding $100,000. The contribution from the City may be provided in one or more of the following ways:
1. A cash grant payment
2. Provision of land by way of gift or long-term lease
3. Services provided in kind
4. Waiver of municipal fees (if eligible within existing policies)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Policy applies to all partnerships between community groups and the City of Thunder Bay for major capital projects.

The following conditions for eligibility apply:
1 . The community group must be a duly constituted non-profit community organization, in good public standing. The group must demonstrate that it has the human resources and expertise to carry out the proposed project in partnership with the City.
2. Proposals may relate to an asset that is owned by the City, built on City-owned land, is a Municipal Capital Facility or to an asset that is operated by a community partner who delivers service on behalf of the City.
3. Proposals must not duplicate existing facilities at the same site or within the same service area.
4. A detailed business plan must be submitted with the proposal. The total projected cost of the project must be determined by a professional architect or professional engineer (independent from the Community Group) and provided in writing to the City. The City reserves the right to require an additional review of the cost estimate, either by an independent consultant or by the City Engineering Department. The impact on the City's contribution to future operating costs must be included in the plan

The following costs are not eligible:
1. Financing costs
2. Fundraising costs
3. Non-fixed furniture and equipment costs
4. Computers and IT costs
5. Ongoing repairs, maintenance or renovations in the normal course of operations.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline for 2021 Funding: 4 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020.

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Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:
Corporate Services & Long-Term Care
City Hall, 2nd floor 500 Donald St. E. Thunder Bay
ON, P7E 5V3

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