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Community Grants

The Online Application Process for 2017 Community Grants opens on December 5, 2016.

Information Session

There will be an information session to assist with completion of the application forms and to answer any questions on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Sutherland Room located at 500 George St N Peterborough, ON in the Carnegie Building.

Application Information 

Please refer to the 2017 Community Grants Information & Guidelines. Funding is only for not-for-profit organizations conducting activities within the City of Peterborough.

Any local Not For Profit organization requesting funds through the City's Project or Investment grant program for a Canada 150th Event are encouraged to use the Canada 150 Celebrate at Home logo. For a digital copy of the logo contact Sadie Norrad at 705-742-7777, ext. 1822 or email

PLEASE NOTE: In 2015, Council approved that "In Kind" Contribution can no longer be used as matching funds in the Project Grants Budget Form. You may still populate the Value of In Kind Contributions field, but the amount will not be considered part of the total matching funds.

The deadline for applications to be received at City Hall is Friday, February 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

  • The electronic application form must be used.  The submit button must be pushed once the application is completed.  After you have pushed the submit button you will be given an opportunity to print your application.
  • The completed application must be printed off and signed, then dropped off or mailed to City Hall, along with eight (8) photocopies before the deadline.  (You must submit a total of 9 copies of the application - 1 signed original plus 8 copies of the signed original.)
  • Nine (9) copies of the most recent financial statement available must also be provided. This applies to Project Grant applicants as well as Investment Grant applicants.

The City of Peterborough
500 George Street N.
Peterborough, ON  K9H 3R9
Attention: Community Services Department

  • The application form includes automatic totalling on budget pages and automatic checklist review before final application submission. Please do not use commas or dollar signs on the budget pages. Please use zeroes when there is no amount to be filled in.  Do not leave spaces blank on the budget pages.
  • There are check boxes and questions that are mandatory and limits on the number of characters in responses to questions. (Blank spaces and line spaces will contribute to the character count.)
  • You will be asked to provide your website address, if applicable. Support material such as brochures, flyers and DVD’s are not accepted. If additional information is required, the evaluation committee will contact you.
  • If you have any questions, please call 705-742-7777, ext. 1822 or email