Investment Funding Programs

CSI announcement

IMPORTANT: The CFU is undertaking a review of its project funding grants programs (e.g., Access Equity and Human Rights, Community Festivals, Community Recreation, Community Safety, Service Development Partnership Investment) via the Community Investment Strategy Review.  

The 2016 grant application process has ended. 

We will accept applications for the new grant programs when they are launched in 2017. 

Please check back in spring 2017 for new grant program announcements and deadlines.

Community Safety Investment

The Community Safety Investment (CSI) program provides time-limited funding for activities that build community capacity for violence prevention and increase safety for most vulnerable groups in Toronto. CSI criteria encourages applicants from organization that work actively to build on the strengths of neighbourhoods and communities. The two primary goals of this funding program are to:

1. Increase access to information, skills and supports that prevent violence and increase safety; and

2. Increase the capacity to address systemic causes of violence.

About Community Safety Investment

ExpandWhat do we fund?

Communities have different assets and different structural resources to address safety and violence-prevention issues such as gang violence, violent incidents in a community, physical abuse (against spouse, child, elder or other vulnerable person), human trafficking and so on. In recognition of the complexity of violence issues, CSI funded projects are expected to address violence with a multi-faceted approach-- at an individual level, community level, and systemic level. Effective projects will address one or more of these four categories:

  1. Outreach and Awareness
  2. Training and education
  3. Building Capacity and Addressing Systemic Issues
  4. Crisis Response

Guidelines and application resources

Documents to download for your application

The grant guidelines will provide you with information on all eligibility criteria. Please review it first if you are considering applying for funding or calling for further information. 

Below are the grant guidelines and documents for the 2016 grant cycle.

2016 Community Safety Investment Funding Guidelines CSI Guidelines

Project Submission questions

(for information only; please review before applying online)

Project Submission Questions

Applicant Profile questions

(for information only; please review before applying online)

Applicant Profile Questions

Work Plan template 

(to be downloaded, completed and attached to the online Project Submission form)

Work Plan

Project Budget template for multi-year requests

(to be downloaded, completed and attached to the online Project Submission form only if you are applying for a two-year grant)

Two-year budget

Organization Budget template 

(to be downloaded, completed and attached to the online Applicant Profile form for those groups without audited financial statements)

Organization budget
Working with a trustee/administrative partner guide  Trustee guide


City of Toronto policies

Toronto Grants Policy Website Link

Community Safety Investment Information

Information for funded groups

Please contact your Agency Review Officer if you have any questions about your project activities, the grant or the reporting requirements.