City of Ottawa - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
09/01/17 3:00 PM Local time
Grants of up to $7,500 to Ontario nonprofits, including community groups, sports organizations, and school councils for small capital projects to cultural and recreational facilities in Ottawa. Projects may include basketball courts, play equipment, tree planting, park furniture, landscape improvements, and other minor community facility improvements.
Projects on school land and other public lands are eligible, provided the landowner provides financial and operational support as identified in the attached guidelines.
Priority will be given to first-time requests, projects that serve the need of a greater number of potential users, projects that enhance accessibility for persons with disabilities, projects that provide enhanced customer service in a community-based facility, and those that serve the needs of youth.
GrantWatch ID#: 180950
Up to $7,500
Who can apply for a grant?
- Community groups
- Sports organizations
- Cultural groups
- School councils/parent teacher associations
This grant is not intended for the purchase of expendable recreation equipment, i.e. art supplies, tables, chairs etc. or to finance park or facility maintenance costs.
Applications are reviewed and funds are allocated twice annually as per the application deadline dates: May 1 and September 1.
The City will match the community contribution for projects on City property to a maximum of $7,500 or 50% of the total cost of the project.
The City’s total contribution to a project on school board land or other public land will be up to one-third of the total cost of the project, to a maximum of $7,500. The balance of the capital cost will come from the community group alone, or together with the landowner.