The Local Poverty Reduction Fund (the Fund) was announced in April 2015 and is now in its final year of awarding grants. The Fund is providing $50 million over six years to support innovative, local, community-driven solutions that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty. The fund’s focus on measuring success – and the evidence that will be shared as a result – will help support local efforts to prevent and reduce poverty and to build a body of evidence of what works.
The government has partnered with the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) on the Local Poverty Reduction Fund. OTF’s primary role is to provide outreach and proposal support to applicants, grantee engagement, and to issue, execute and oversee funding agreements with community organizations that are selected to receive funding.
Communities and organizations interested in applying for funding can access a range of supports including webinars, workshops and one-on-one supports. These enhanced supports will help promote local partnerships, encourage knowledge-sharing and assist applicants in preparing strong project proposals.