Community Funding

Grants are partnerships or investments that help the City of Toronto Achieve its social, economic and cultural goals for its residents. The City's goals are better achieved by supporting the work of organizations that are closer to the communities they serve.

Grants Program Updates

Grant updates

1) Grant updates
Allocation recommendations for the 2015 Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) and Community Safety Investment (CSI) grant programs are now available. Please find the link to the Report by clicking here. Appendix B of the Report provides the brief summary of all applications. The Report goes to Council for approval on September 30th.

 2) Community Investment Funding Review Plan – Your Input is Needed!
The Social Development, Finance and Administration division is requesting City Council's approval to undertake a comprehensive review of the Community Investment Funding programs over the next 18 months, with the roll out of the new and/or revised grant programs in spring 2017.

The purpose of the review is to:

  • Ensure that Community Investment Funding  programs are aligned with and advances the City's strategic priorities;
  • Find ways to better support new and emerging community groups; and,
  • Respond to the changing needs of the community sector.

If approved by Council, we will be seeking your input. The consultation will be a co-creation with the community, be engaging and creative, be iterative, and ensure a feedback loop to enhance accountability to the community. If you would like to know more, please click here for the Questions & Answers guide.

Community Funding Programs

Community Service Partnerships (CSP) Funding

The Community Service Partnerships (CSP) program supports a strong community based sector and facilitates access to services that improve social outcomes for vulnerable, marginalized and high-risk communities.

Investment Funding Programs

The Community Funding Investment Programs provide short-term grants to projects that contribute to the City's social, economic and cultural goals.

On this page you will find information about the following Investment Programs:

  • Access, Equity and Human Rights
  • Community Festivals and Special Events
  • Community Recreation
  • Community Safety
  • Identify 'N Impact (for youth-led groups)
  • Game On Toronto!