Seed Grants

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Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$62,700 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $62,700 grant over 12 months to hire researchers to assess the feasibility of a permanent social research program. Building inclusive and engaged communities together, this initiative is helping people have a say in shaping the services and programs that matter to them, and has an impact on the lives of 8,705 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$75,000 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $75,000 grant over 12 months to assist with staffing and translation costs involved with helping newcomers find employment in the trucking industry. Enhancing people’s economic wellbeing, this initiative is helping people become and stay employed, and has an impact on the lives of 28 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$75,000 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $75,000 grant over 12 months to deliver arts-based professional development workshops to persons with lived experience of mental health. Enhancing people’s economic wellbeing, this initiative is helping people become entrepreneurs, and has an impact on the lives of 150 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$36,400 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $36,400 grant over 12 months to assist with staffing and programming costs involved with developing a community-engaged choral arts initiative. Enriching people’s lives through arts, culture and heritage, this initiative is helping people be engaged in community-based arts creation, and has an impact on the lives of 3,000 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$74,800 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $74,800 grant over 12 months to introduce a puppetry program, giving racialized youth an outlet to express emotions and build self-confidence. Supporting the positive development of children and youth, this initiative is helping children and youth who are facing barriers develop strong emotional and social skills, and has an impact on the lives of 15 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$47,200 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $47,200 grant over 12 months to conduct a feasibility study to understand the challenges facing newcomer artists with establishing careers in Toronto. Enriching people’s lives through arts, culture and heritage, this initiative is helping the transfer of skills and knowledge to the next generation of artistic leaders, and has an impact on the lives of 96 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$64,300 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $64,300 grant over 12 months to hire a part-time researcher to conduct a feasibility study of extending operations to the evenings and summer with new programs to support marginalized people in Brantford. Building inclusive and engaged communities together, this initiative is helping people have a say in shaping the services and programs that matter to them, and has an impact on the lives of 300 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$74,600 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $74,600 grant over 12 months to pilot a collaborative program focused on creating a sustainable bio-monitoring system in the Haliburton-Kawarthas bio-region. Encouraging people to support a healthy and sustainable environment, this initiative is helping conservation and restoration efforts be better planned and more sustainable, and has an impact on the lives of 14,000 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$20,000 over 10 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $20,000 grant over 10 months to train 20 high school and university students, involving them with ecological restoration projects to improve the watershed. Encouraging people to support a healthy and sustainable environment, this initiative is helping people participate in ecosystem conservation and restoration efforts, and has an impact on the lives of 520 people in the community.

Submission Deadline: 
February 6, 2019

$37,400 over 12 months

Delivering a project at the idea or conceptual stage with a $37,400 grant over 12 months to pilot the Family Law for Young Mothers program, enabling young women to navigate the legal system. Supporting the positive development of children and youth, this initiative is helping youth be involved in creating solutions for challenges facing their communities, and has an impact on the lives of 970 people in the community.

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