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City of Mississauga seeking Applications for Community Grant Program 2021 (Canada)

City of Mississauga seeking Applications for Community Grant Program 2021 (Canada)

Deadline: 16-Oct-20

The Program assists Mississauga-based, not-for-profit community groups by providing multi-year, annual operating and project grants in order to improve the quality of life for its residents. The program aligns with Strategic Priorities of the Recreation Division, Parks & Forestry Division and Environment Division.

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The City of Mississauga is committed to equity and inclusion. They welcome and encourage applications from all qualified organizations. They continuously seek to improve access to their programs and ensure grant applications are received from diverse and underrepresented Mississauga communities. They recognize the diversity of the people of Mississauga and encourage the community to provide feedback on how this grant program can better meet the needs of Mississauga residents.

Funding Information

New and Emerging Organizations: Up to 50% of total project or operating budget or $5,000, whichever is less
Established Organizations: Up to 65% of total project or operating budget or $10,000, whichever is less
By Invitation Only: Funding value will be determined by the City of Mississauga based on information provided within the application and the desired scope of service.
Multi-Year Funding: Are not eligible to apply for other City of Mississauga Grants.
Qualifying Organizations

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Organizations applying for funding must align with one of the three below organization sectors:
Environmental Organizations
Environment grants support community-based environmental initiatives and programs. These grants provide funds to eligible organizations to work with the City to achieve the Living Green Master Plan goals and achieve municipal strategic objectives.
Parks and Forestry Organizations
Parks and Forestry grants support community-based parks and forestry initiatives and programs. These grants provide funds to eligible organizations to work with the City to achieve Parks and Forestry goals and achieve municipal strategic objectives.
Recreation and Sport Organizations
Recreation and Sport grants support community-based recreation and sport initiatives and programs. These grants provide funds to eligible organizations for the purpose of providing municipally-related programs, services or projects specifically to the residents of Mississauga and work to achieve Recreation goals and achieve municipal strategic objectives.
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive funding through the City of Mississauga’s Community Grant Program, your organization must meet all of the criteria in one of the following levels:

New & Emerging Organizations

Deadline Free Grants
Operating on a not-for-profit basis and governed by volunteers;
Operating with a specific mandate to provide and support recreation and sport, parks and forestry or environment activities;
Operating year-round;
Based and active in Mississauga;
Providing programs and services in Mississauga that are open to the public and publicized city-wide
Established Organizations

Operating as a not-for-profit for four years or more;
Legally incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in the province of Ontario;
Governed by a democratically elected volunteer board;
Operating with a specific mandate to provide and support recreation and sport, parks and forestry or environment activities;
Operating year-round;
Based and active in Mississauga;
Providing programs and services in Mississauga that are open to the public and publicized city-wide
By Invitation Only

Deemed to be providing programs and services that are necessary for the growth and development of: Recreation, Parks and Forestry or Environment in Mississauga and that align with identified strategic priorities;
Are the major Recreation, Parks and Forestry or Environment organization in their sector in Mississauga;
Identified by the Recreation Division, Parks and Forestry Division or Environment Division as providing programs/services the City would otherwise have to provide and/or supplement programs beyond the City’s capability;
Have a history and established track record of serving Mississauga and managing grant funding;
Legally incorporated as a not for profit organization in the province of Ontario
Multi-Year Funding

We cover grants
Governed by a democratically elected volunteer board;
Operating year-round;
Based and active in Mississauga;
Providing programs and services in Mississauga that are open to the public and publicized city-wide
For more information, visit https://www.mississauga.ca/services-and-programs/community-support-programs/apply-for-a-grant/community-grant/

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