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Capital Grant - Ontario Trillium Foundation 2024

By GrantMatch Team on Jan 23, 2024 1:39:17 PM

Up to $200,000 AVAILABLE FOR community Projects!

Apply for a Capital grant to help improve the infrastructure your community needs to thrive through the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Whether it’s purchasing equipment, building a new space, completing renovations, retrofits or repairs, Capital grants offered through the OTF support projects that will positively impact your community.

Projects that are supported will 

  • Improve access to community spaces, facilities, programs, activities and services, and facilitate community members’ full participation in the life of the community
  • Improve and build community spaces
  • Make programs and services better and more efficient
  • Make better use of technology

Organizations can request funding for multiple capital improvements within one facility, e.g., touchless entry and widening of doorways at local community centre, or they can request funding for the same capital improvements at multiple facilities, e.g., HVAC retrofits at 3 municipal arenas.

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Housing Enabling Water Systems Fund

By GrantMatch Team on Nov 30, 2023 11:43:47 AM

$200 Million To Be Invested In Repair, Rehabilitation, and Expansion Of Municipal Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

As Ontario strives to achieve its ambitious goal of building at least 1.5 million homes by 2031, the province is taking significant steps to support growing communities and upgrade essential infrastructure. One crucial initiative on this journey is the Housing-Enabling Water Systems Fund, designed to provide municipalities with the resources they need to construct critical water infrastructure. This fund, along with the broader capital plan for infrastructure development, is poised to bring a positive change in Ontario's landscape, ensuring that infrastructure is built for today and generations to come.

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Low Carbon Economy Fund - Low Carbon Economy Challenge

By GrantMatch Team on Nov 23, 2023 12:27:19 PM

Up To $25 Million In Funding Available For Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

The Low Carbon Economy Fund (LCEF) has recently opened applications for the Low Carbon Economy Challenge (LCEF-LCEC), an initiative aimed at harnessing Canadian ingenuity to combat greenhouse gas emissions and foster sustainable growth. This endeavour is aligned with Canada's clean growth and climate action plan, as outlined in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
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B.C. Active Communities Program

By GrantMatch Team on Nov 3, 2023 2:46:41 PM

Fueling Health and Happiness: Active Communities Grants Unleash the Power of Local Initiatives in B.C.

Local and Indigenous governments in British Columbia are invited to participate in the Active Communities Grants program, an initiative aimed at bolstering access to physical activity within their communities. This program is a vital component of the broader effort to promote public health, prevent chronic diseases, and enhance the well-being of individuals both physically and mentally.
With a focus on inclusivity, local needs, and cultural considerations, the Active Communities Grants program, administered by the BC Alliance for Healthy Living Society (BCAHL), has allocated $1.5 million in funding to support community projects that break down barriers to physical activity and encourage active living.

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Capital project Grant: New construction of energy-efficient facilities

By GrantMatch Team on Aug 15, 2023 2:09:54 PM

$10 Million in funding is available for Canadian municipal buildings!

The New Construction of Energy Efficient Facilities - Capital (NCEEF-C) program aims to support Canadian communities to implement projects that propose to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This combination of loan and grant funding is designed for capital projects that will create transformative change in the energy, transportation, waste, water, and/or land use sectors. 

Proposed projects submitted to FCM-NCEEF-Capital will be highly innovative and impactful, and have the potential to address environmental challenges. This funding opportunity intends to support projects that target net-zero energy performance in new municipal facilities. This may include but is not limited to administration buildings, police stations and fire halls, recreation centres and arenas, and wastewater treatment plants.
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Agricultural Water Infrastructure Program

By GrantMatch Team on Jul 5, 2023 9:59:56 AM

funding for Water infrastructure in BC

The Agricultural Water Infrastructure Program will help the sector in adapting to climate change by providing incentives for the sector to invest in water infrastructure for adaptation.

The Agricultural Water Infrastructure (AWI) Program is a three-year, up to $20M program, with funding by the Government of BC through the Ministry of Agriculture & Food. The program is delivered by IAF. Through the program, primary and Indigenous Producers, conservation groups, water purveyors and Indigenous Communities will have access to cost-shared funding to adapt to climate change by investing in water infrastructure.

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Skills Development Fund Capital Stream

By GrantMatch Team on Jul 4, 2023 12:49:57 PM

funding for training in ontario

The SDF Program (an EO initiative) launched in February 2021 as a response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The SDF Program has continued to focus on investing in enhancements to training, workforce development, and program delivery for workers in Ontario. The SDF Program aims to ensure a resilient workforce by supporting access to the labour market and/or the retention and capacity building of workers in emerging and in-demand sectors and sectors experiencing labour market challenges.

Building on the success of the original Operating Stream of the SDF Program, the Government of Ontario has established the SDF Capital Stream to provide major capital investments to build new training centres, upgrade existing training centres or convert existing facilities into training centres with state-of-the-art design and technology. This includes facility renovations, retrofits, expansions, conversions, repairs and building construction. The SDF Capital Stream supports projects that enable education and skills development, enhance training capacity and delivery, and facilitate economic growth in emerging and in-demand sectors of Ontario’s economy and sectors experiencing labour
market challenges.

The design principles of the SDF Capital Stream support capital investment and the use of risk management strategies to ensure prudent use of public funding.

The following are SDF Capital Stream design principles:
  • Support capital investment applications that demonstrate due diligence, ensure cost effectiveness, complement the SDF Operating Stream and achieve measurable Outcomes.
  • Accountable use of public funds in the administration of funding to selected Recipients that meet eligibility requirements as Primary Applicants.
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Forest Biomass Program

By GrantMatch Team on Jun 20, 2023 10:50:43 AM

up to $10 million grants available FOR biomass projects in Ontario!

The Ontario Forest Biomass Program has been developed to enable the province to achieve the objectives set out in Sustainable Growth: Ontario’s Forest Sector Strategy and the provincial Forest Biomass Action Plan (FBAP). In particular, the program will focus on supporting initiatives that secure and increase long-term wood utilization across the province, focusing on underutilized species and forest biomass.

The establishment of the program is part of Ontario’s commitment to the development and use of wood and forest biomass to deliver economic benefits to Ontarians while helping to reduce emissions and address climate change.

The program has four streams that will position Ontario as a growing circular and green economy leader.

  • Indigenous bioeconomy partnerships stream: Increase Indigenous participation in forest biomass opportunities and benefit from bioeconomy development.
  • Exploring biomass pathways stream: Improve public and private sector understanding of the technical, financial, scientific and operational considerations for use of forest biomass.
  • Innovative bioproduct manufacturing stream: Deploy innovative bioproducts and facilitate increased use of forest biomass as a feedstock in manufacturing, infrastructure, energy services and resource extraction sectors.
  • Modernization stream: Support forest sector transformation, competitiveness, and participation in emerging bioeconomy opportunities through use of forest biomass.
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Rural Transit Solutions Fund

By GrantMatch Team on Jun 13, 2023 11:12:30 AM

up to $5 million grants available FOR transit in rural and indigenous communities across Canada!

The Rural Transit Solutions Fund seeks to help Canadians living in rural and remote areas get around their communities more easily for their day-to-day activities, and connect with other communities nearby.

People living in rural, remote, Northern, and Indigenous communities often depend on private vehicles for transportation and often lack access to transit options. Additionally, people without access to private vehicles or who are unable to drive are isolated from essential services or are unable to travel with ease within their own community or to visit nearby communities.

The Rural Transit Solutions Fund is the first federal fund to target the development of transit solutions in rural and remote communities. Launched in 2021, the Fund provides $250 million in federal funding over 5 years to support the development of locally-driven transit solutions that will help people living in rural communities get to work, school, appointments, and to visit loved ones.

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