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Small Project Matching Grants

Grants to Ontario Community Groups for New and
Pilot Programs that Benefit Residents of Mississauga

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City of Mississauga - Recreation Division

Deadline Date:

10/15/18 4:30 PM


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Grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 to Ontario community groups for projects that benefit residents of the City of Mississauga. Applicants must contact program staff to gain approval and obtain an access code to apply. Projects are intended to increase resident engagement and strengthen neighborhoods.

The Small Project hatching Grants Program aims to fund projects that are “by the community for the community” that can:
- Strengthen neighborhoods;
- Increase resident engagement; and
- Enhance opportunities for Mississauga residents to participate in events and activities at the neighborhood level

Here are some project ideas to help you get started:

- Projects that engage new audiences including youth, newcomers and older adults in sport and recreational activities;
- Projects that support Age-friendly communities (support older adults to age in place);
- Neighborhood learning events that allow residents to enhance knowledge and develop new skills around areas of mutual interest;
- Neighbouhood events that allow residents to get to know one another and make connections;

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182145

Estimated Size of Grant:

An amount from $250- $2,500 can be requested.

Term of Contract:

Project will be completed and funding will be spent within the calendar year in which it is being requested.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Small Project Matching Grants Program is only open to Affiliated and Recognized Community Groups that are in good standing with the City (e.g. no outstanding debts to the City and status has been renewed annually) under the Community Group Support Policy (08-01-01).

Applications may be submitted by informal groups of residents or other community groups, if the project is sponsored by an Affiliated or Recognized Community Group in good standing with the City.

Groups that are interested in becoming an Affiliated or Recognized Community Group with the City can complete an expression of interest form at
Applications require four (4-6) weeks to process.

Applications must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

- Project must be outside of the normal range of activity for the applicant (e.g. a new or pilot initiative).
- Applicant has not received funding from the City for another project within the same calendar year.
- Applicant can upload financial statements from their last Annual General Meeting
- Sponsoring organization has not sponsored another group within the same calendar year; however, limited exceptions may be considered.
- Project is open to residents and an admission or program registration fee is not being charged.

Grants are not available for:

- Groups that are currently receiving funding from another City grant program or if the group has activities funded by other City of Mississauga subsidies.
- Groups that are currently receiving funding from another City grant program are still eligible to sponsor an application as they do not directly benefit.
- Groups that are not an Affiliated or Recognized Community Group in good standing with the City, unless sponsored by such a group.
- Activities that take place outside of Mississauga.
- Activities that are within the normal range of activity for the applicant
- Activities that are occurring within a larger planned event/activity with a budget over $10,000
- Volunteer appreciation
- Prize and/or Award Ceremony’s

Items and activities not eligible for funding include:

- Existing programs and services.
- Organizational operating costs.
- Staff salaries and consulting fees.
- Projects occurring on private residences.
- Fundraising projects.
- Volunteer/staff appreciation
- Activities that charge an admission or registration fee.
- Promotion of a political party or election candidate.
- Commercial ventures.
- Granting programs.
- Deficit reduction funding and/or accumulated deficits.
- Travel and accommodation.
- Conference or membership fees.
- Banquets, trophies or awards presentations.
- In the case of project proposals, when the activity begins before the application deadline or ends after the current calendar year.
- Expenses accruing prior to the current granting cycle.
- Major capital expenditures (such as the purchase of land, buildings, building renovations, machinery and vehicles).
- Projects where participation is conditional upon partaking in the religious activities of the organization.
- Organizations or activities that the City deems may promote discrimination, as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code and that are not inclusive.

The City does not fund retroactively. If groups choose to start a project or otherwise commit funds before knowing that a grant application has been approved, the City is under no obligation to provide funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted and approved on a continuous basis until November 1st, 2018, or until the remaining budget allotment of $16,307.59 is reached.

You will require an access code to access the Grants Portal. If you don't have an access code, email the grants coordinator.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Community Development Unit to discuss their project idea prior to submission. The Community Development Unit is available to answer questions or provide guidance to determine if your project idea aligns with the grant program and to verify that your status as an Affiliated or Recognized Community Group is up to date.

Before applying, applicants are encouraged to learn about key issues and opportunities in your community and how this grant could help support — talk with residents, consult with local community groups and agencies. Applicants are strongly encouraged to access the Region of Peel’s Neighbourhood Information Tool ( to gain insight about the types of projects that could benefit their community.

Applications will be assessed by the Grants Review Team. Groups will be notified of the outcome of their application within 6 to 8 weeks following the submission of their application. A check for the total amount awarded is mailed out approximately two (2) to four (4) weeks following notification.

Applicants are required to match funds requested from the City with the equivalent value of volunteer time ($14.00/hour — minimum wage) and/or other in-kind donations or funds.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Jenna Prokop, Community Development Unit
905-615-3200 x4643

City of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5B 3C1

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Mississauga

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario