Local Poverty Reduction Fund

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What is the Local Poverty Reduction Fund?

The Local Poverty Reduction Fund (LPRF) is a six-year initiative launched by the Ontario government in 2015 to support innovative, community-driven projects that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty. It provides funding to community organizations and municipalities to support and evaluate their poverty reduction initiatives, create partnerships and build a body of evidence of programs that work for Ontarians living in poverty. By supporting projects in communities across the province, Ontario aims to harness innovative ideas from local, community-based approaches and establish new ways of tackling poverty, rooted in evidence.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is administering the fund on behalf of the Ontario government and is thrilled to be part of such an important initiative to build healthier and more vibrant communities.

What is the role of OTF?

The main role of OTF is to manage the grant administration including issuing, executing and overseeing funding agreements with community organizations selected by the Ontario government.

In addition, OTF is responsible for:

  • Leading community outreach and promotion of the program across communities;
  • Providing expertise to applicant and grantee organizations to help them strengthen local partnerships, build capacity and increase knowledge mobilization;
  • Providing monitoring oversight of grantees and funding agreements;
  • Collecting project evaluation results.

OTF is not responsible for the review and selection of successful grant proposals. The Poverty Reduction Strategy Office at the Treasury Board Secretariat is responsible for the overall program and assessment of the applications.

Learn more!

Deadline: June 29, 2016 CLOSED

If your organization is already registered with OTF and verified as eligible to apply for OTF grants, your organization is automatically registered and eligible to apply for the LPRF.

Find out how to apply


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