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  Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) and Community Safety Investment (CSI) grant programs are now accepting applications (deadlines in June2016).

COME TO OUR INFO SESSIONS!To find out more or ask questions about the AEHR and/or CSI funding programs, please come to our free Information Session. (No registration required)

North York CC: 10 a.m. – 12 noon, May 2, 2016, Committee Room 1
Address: 5100 Yonge St., North York, ON M2N 5V7, map

City Hall: 10 a.m. – 12 noon, May 4, 2016, Committee Room 3
Address: 100 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, map

Scarborough CC: 10 a.m. – 12 noon, May 6, 2016, Committee Room 1
Address: 150 Borough Dr., Toronto, ON M1P 4N7, map

Etobicoke CC: 10 a.m. – 12 noon, May 9, 2016, Main Boardroom
Address: 399 The West Mall Etobicoke, Toronto, ON M9C 2Y2, 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 presentation slides shared at the Information Session, please click here.


PRE-REGISTER BY May 31 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!