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. The Identify 'N Impact Investment Fund aims to support and encourage the valuable contributions young people make to their communities. The INI Fund helps youth turn IDEAS into ACTION. (Application deadline EXTENDED to July 21, 2017.)

2. Introducing the City of Toronto's Community Projects & Events Grant Program! NEW!

At the end of March, 2017 City Council approved the new Community Investment Funding (CIF) framework. We are excited to introduce the new Community Projects & Events Grant Program.

  • Community Events grant stream: build resident engagement and leadership by supporting residents to connect, learn and act to improve their wellbeing, neighbourhoods, and community.


  • Community Projects grant stream: fund products and tools that are grounded in the lived experience of residents, and the creation of community knowledge and assets.

The deadline for submitting a completed online Letter of Intent is Monday, June 19 at midnight (11:59 PM).


3. Introducing the City of Toronto's Neighbourhood Micro 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 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.


4.   Upcoming Grant Programs

At the end of March, 2017 City Council approved the new Community Investment Funding (CIF) framework.

The new framework merges the previous five grant streams into three new grant programs that will better support new and emerging groups, support sector resilience, and encourage resident engagement and leadership development.

The new grant programs will be phased in over the coming year:

  • Neighbourhood Micro-Grants (launched in April, 2017)
  • Community Projects and Events (to be launched in May, 2017)
  • Capacity Building (to be launched in Fall 2017)


The former five grant streams will no longer be accepting new applications, however we are funding the final year of multi-year grants previously allocated under the former investment programs.

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

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