Community Building Fund
The Ontario government is investing in the arts and culture, heritage, tourism, sport and recreation sectors to support Ontario’s recovery.
COVID-19 has had an overwhelming impact on the arts and culture, heritage, tourism, sport and recreation sectors.
These sectors are critical to the social and economic fabric of Ontario and its communities, and to support their broader recovery, the Ontario government is investing $105 million through the Community Building Fund.
This fund will support non-profits and Indigenous communities in these sectors that operate facilities and/or deliver experiences or programs for the public. The fund will enable organizations to remain viable so they can continue to improve quality of life and provide services, jobs, educational opportunities, and programming for Ontarians. This initiative is part of the 2020 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover.
The fund is being delivered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation across two distinct funding streams - Operating and Capital:
Community Building Fund – Operating stream
Operating relief to help organizations remain viable so they can continue to improve quality of life and provide services, jobs, educational opportunities and programming for Ontarians.
- Applications will be accepted starting March 31, 2021.
- The application deadline is June 1, 2021 at 5 PM ET
Visit the Community Building Fund - Operating stream page to learn more.
Community Building Fund – Capital stream
Support for the repair, renovation or retrofitting of existing sport and recreation infrastructure to address public health requirements related to COVID 19 and community need.
- Information will be available later in 2021.
In order to ensure equity and in consideration of unique regional needs across the province, each of OTF’s 16 catchment areas will be allocated a minimum of $3 million for distribution, through both streams. Additional funding will be allocated to catchment areas on the basis of population.