Registration & Application Deadlines

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Applying for OTF funding happens in two stages: registering your organization and then submitting a grant application. Why two stages? Because we want to make sure your organization is eligible before you spend time submitting an application.

In all cases, OTF wants you to have enough time to both register your profile with us (or update your existing profile with OTF) and submit a grant application – so please review the deadlines below.

Already registered with OTF? You are welcome to update your profile information at any time, except during the three weeks leading up to each application deadline. During this window, you will not be able to submit a registration or edit your organization profile. Why? Because we need time to verify any new information on a registration before you can proceed with an application. And we want to make sure you have enough time to submit an application after we confirm your eligibility.

Once you submit your organization registration or update your profile information, OTF will confirm within 10 business days whether your registration has been accepted and if you are eligible to apply.

Have questions, or not sure if you are properly registered with OTF? Contact the Support Centre at or 1.800.263.2887.


Grow Grants

  1. Organization registration deadline: November 16, 2016, 5 p.m. ET. closed
    Application deadline: December 14, 2016, 5 p.m. ETclosed
  2. Organization registration deadline: June 7, 2017, 5 p.m. ET.
    Application deadline: June 28, 2017, 5 p.m. ET.

Seed Grants

  1. Organization registration deadline: February 1, 2017, 5 p.m. ET. closed
    Application deadline: February 22, 2017, 5 p.m. ET. closed

Capital Grants

  1. Organization registration deadline: October 4, 2017, 5 p.m. ET.
    Application deadline: October 25, 2017, 5 p.m. ET.

Collective Impact

There are no deadlines for submitting applications and they will be accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information, visit the Collective Impact Grants page.


Other Programs

OTF administers other programs on behalf of the government of Ontario. Read more, as each has their own deadlines.

Contact the Support Centre at 1.800.263.2887 or if you have any questions.

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