Grant and Sponsorship Ideas


Ontario 150 – Grant Opportunities

The province launched three new one-time, project-based programs engage Ontarians and commemorate the 150th anniversary of Ontario throughout 2017. Deadlines all in September 2016. Application and Information Session info

Provincial:

Grants Ontario
i.e. Enabling Change Fund, Ontario 400th Celebrations Program, Cultural Development Fund, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (events)
i.e. Education: Parents Reaching Out Grants

Federal:

Canadian Heritage Funding and Assistance Programs
Canada Council for the Arts: Travel Grants for Authors (example)
Federal: (staffing) Youth Internship Program, Young Canada Works, Canada Summer Jobs

Other:

Ontario Trillium Foundation
Organization Registration Deadlines:
Grow Grants: May & November 2016
Seed & Capital Grants: June, August & December 2016
Collective Impact Grants: applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Canada Post Foundation
March-April (2015) Dates not posted for 2016 yet

Indigo Love of Reading
February (2015) Dates not posted for 2016 yet

Aviva Community Fund
Sept 15 – October 2 annual timeline posted for applications accepted

Ontario Media Development Corporation
Numerous grants to review for application

Further Ideas:

Check bank web sites
Check your community-based supports:
Lions Club, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce.

Grant Opportunities for Libraries

Grant: One for Youth Regional Committees
Up to $15,000 in financial support offered to non-profits and schools submitting a project supporting entrepreneurial spirit, health & wellness or education.

Source
:
National Bank
Region:Canadian Wide

Deadline:November

Website
| PDF Guide

Grant:
Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund – Information Technology and Service Capacity

The Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund is a $10 million investment over three years that recognizes the key role public libraries play in building strong, vibrant communities across the province. The fund was announced in the Ontario 2014 Budget.
Source: Government of Ontario
Region: Ontario
Deadline: April 2016
Website | PDF Guide

Grant: Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund – Research and Innovation
The Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund is a $10 million investment over three years that recognizes the key role public libraries play in building strong, vibrant communities across the province. The fund was announced in the Ontario 2014 Budget.Source: Government of Ontario

Region: Ontario
Deadline:
April 2016
Website

Grant: Public Library Operating (PLOG), Public Library Pay Equity (PE), and/or First Nation Salary Supplement (FNSS) Grants
Library operating grants are statutory under the Public Libraries Act. Library operating funding goes to:

• Public Library Boards and First Nations public libraries; and
• Municipalities, Local Service Boards or First Nations that establish a contract for library service with a neighbouring public library board

Source: Government of Ontario
Region:
Ontario
Deadline:
November
Website