2024 Community Grants applications open November 1, 2023

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Peterborough, ON - The City of Peterborough Community Grants Program application process will open at noon on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Any not-for-profit group or association in the City that would like to be considered for the Community Grants Program in 2024 is invited to complete an online application for a Community Project Grant or a Community Investment Grant.

The online application and details on the Community Grants Program are on the City’s website at www.peterborough.ca/CommunityGrants.

The purpose of the Community Grants program is to provide financial assistance to non-profit, community-based organizations that provide direct programs, services, or activities that enhance the quality of life for Peterborough residents in the areas of social services and health, arts, culture, heritage, recreation, or the environment. 

Applications will be open for the following Community Grants streams:

  • Community Project Grants – support for a specified project for which the requested amount is $250 to $1,000.
  • Community Investment Grants – support for projects and special events, specific programs or operating budgets for which the requested amount is $1,000 to $15,000.

The deadline for grant applications is Wednesday December 6, 2023 at 12 p.m. (noon).

Council annually sets aside funds to be allocated to various groups within the City of Peterborough. All applications will be subject to evaluation and final approval by Council.  The Community Grants Program is a competitive program and funding is limited and not guaranteed.

At its meeting on October 23, 2023, City Council approved the realignment the City's Community Grants program in 2025 into three funding streams: Community Wellbeing Grants, Service Delivery Agreements, and Art Investment Fund. There will be no change to the Community Grants program in 2024, except for limiting funding agreements to one year ahead of the realigned grants program in 2025. Applications previously approved for multi-year funding in 2022 and 2023 will be honored through the realignment. A policy for each of the funding streams will be developed through consultation with stakeholders and approved by Council.

For additional information, please visit www.peterborough.ca/CommunityGrants or contact Nauni Parkinson, Assistant to the Commissioner of Community Services by phone 705-742-7777 ext. 1822 or email communitygrants@peterborough.ca.