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

The Community Festivals/Special Events and Community Recreation grant programs are now accepting applications (deadlines in December 2016).


To find out more or ask questions about the Community Festival and/or Community Recreation funding programs, please come to our one remaining free Information Session. (No registration required)

Tuesday, November 17 at North York Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (5100 Yonge Street, Yonge Street north of Sheppard Avenue; map)

Accommodation of Special Needs: please email one week in advance with the subject line: Info Session.

If you like to take a look at the PowerPoint shared at the Information Session, please click here.

PRE-REGISTER BY November 24 to access the on-line application. Please note: Pre-register ONLY IF you have never applied to us before (you have never used the online application).

To pre-register to access the on-line application, please click here:

We encourage you to register within the first two weeks of the call for applications. You can gain timely access to support from an Agency Review Officer, and become familiar with the online system. Pre-registration takes no more than 5 minutes. Your group can decide not to apply even if you pre-registered.


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!