Apply for a Grant

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To ensure your project and organization are a good fit with our Grow, Capital and Seed Investment Streams, use the information on this page to help you navigate the application process. 

If you are interested in applying to the Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF), visit the YOF page.

 

Streamlined Grant Application Process

NEW We have streamlined our application process. The organization registration and grant application have been combined to create one deadline for each Investment Stream, delivering an improved applicant experience. Learn more here.

 

Get support

Support Centre 
If you are looking for information about our Investment Strategy, the application process or require technical assistance, contact our Support Centre at otf@otf.ca or 1 800 263-2887. 

NEW Application Coaching Call 
If you would like to discuss your application or project with a Program Manager, book an application coaching call

 

Learn the basics

Before applying for a grant, learn the basics.

What we fund

Eligibility

  • Review our eligibility requirements and policies to ensure your organization and project are eligible for funding  
  • Review our Financial Statements Requirements to ensure you submit the right type of Financial Statements based on your organization’s total revenues and fiscal year end date. 
  • Complete an online self-assessment to find out if your project fits with one of our Investment Streams 

Application Deadlines 

Check our grant application deadlines to ensure your organization is applying at the right time. 

 

Plan your application

Each type of grant we fund has its own set of application questions, requirements and assessment criteria. To help your organization submit a strong application, we provide a range of resources to guide you through the application questions and process.  

Grow grants  

Seed grants 

Capital grants  

 

Apply

Ensure your application meets the requirements, policies and eligible costs associated with the Investment Stream you are applying for.  

  • Ensure your application is complete. Answer every question and submit all requested attachments before applying.  
  • We do not accept late applications. Please submit your application by 5:00 p.m. ET on the deadline date or you will have to start a new application for the next deadline date. 
  • We do not fund retroactively. Choose your project start date so that it falls after the date when you would receive OTF notification that your grant has been approved. This is approximately a four-month period. 
Our granting portal is currently closed.
The next application deadline is for Seed Grants: February 26, 2020, 5 PM ET.
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