Local Poverty Reduction Fund

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The Government of Ontario announced the Local Poverty Reduction Fund (the Fund) in April 2015. The Fund is a $50 million investment over six years to support innovative, local, community-driven solutions that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty.  It is now in its final year of awarding grants.  The fund’s focus is on supporting and evaluating poverty reduction initiatives, creating partnerships and building a body of evidence of programs that work for Ontarians living in poverty. By supporting projects in communities across the province, the government of Ontario will harness innovative ideas – rooted in evidence – from local, community-based approaches and establish new ways of tackling poverty.

The government has partnered with the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to administer the Local Poverty Reduction Fund. OTF’s primary role is to provide  grantee engagement, and to issue, execute and oversee funding agreements with community organizations that are selected to receive funding.

Already approved for a Local Poverty Reduction Fund (LPRF) grant?

  1. View the list of 20152016 and 2017 Local Poverty Reduction Fund (LPRF) recipients. 
  2. Visit Local Poverty Reduction Fund (LPRF) Resources for more information.
  3. Create an account on the Knowledge Centre and join the discussion, create relationships, share knowledge, build capacity and leverage your work with the global community.

Application Deadline: closed
Review the 2017 Call for Proposals Application Guide (pdf) and the Application Questions (pdf) 

Have questions or need help? Contact LPRF at lprf@otf.ca or 1.800.263.2887 for information and assistance.

 

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