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) Anti-Black Racism Youth Leadership Grant

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Information Sessions: Anti-Black Racism Youth Leadership Grant (please see below for meeting details)

On October 3, 2017 Council approved the launch of Anti-Black Racism Youth Leadership Grant to support effective Black youth leadership projects, including Rites of Passage, civic and community leadership.

This grant is in support of the Interim Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. A one-time total of $400,000 is available from the City, in partnership with United Way Toronto & York Region.

The purpose of the grant is to support, equip and build diverse Black youth leadership in the community.

Letter of Intent Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017 at midnight (11:59 PM)

Information Sessions:

If you were not able to join the information session, a recording of the information session can be available. Please email if you need a copy.

Grant Guidelines:

Click here to access the application guidelines. For more information about the grant call, please call Aina-Nia Ayo'dele, Project Consultant,(416) 392-6487,

Click here to access the application sample questions in PDF. (These sample questions are only for your information. You need to fill out the on-line application form and submit on-line too.)

On-line Application Form:

NEW !– applicants can apply in French to this grant by accessing the application with the above link.


2) Introducing the City of Toronto's Neighbourhood Grants Program! NEW!

Do you have a passion for improving your community? Are you a resident-led group with a great event idea that needs funding?

Grants of $1,000 to $3,000 are available to activate your neighbourhood and advance the Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy 2020 (TSNS 2020).

Click here to find out if your resident-led group is eligible to apply.

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.

At the end of March 2017, City Council approved the new Community Investment Funding (CIF) framework. Information about the three new grant programs will be supplied as they are launched over the year.

  • Neighbourhood Micro Grants
  • Identify 'N Impact (for youth-led groups)


Waste Diversion Rate Waiver Program

The Waste Diversion Rate Waiver Program was concluded effective December 31, 2016. Registered charities with a CRA charity number in good standing no longer need to apply for the Waste Diversion Rate Waiver Program to have their fees waived.

Direct questions about the Program's conclusion to

‚ÄčDirect questions regarding billing adjustments or inquiries to