The honourable Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport announced the launch of new provincial funding programs to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. The new programs are part of the province’s plan to honour this milestone and recognize 150 years of Ontario as a province within Canada
There are three application-based Ontario150 grant programs. They include:
- The Community Capital Program — a $25 million fund to renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure to increase access, improve safety and maximize community use (application period opens July 18 and closes September 14, 2016);
- The Partnership Program — a $5 million program to support new partnerships and collaborations that engage, enable and empower youth as the next generation of Ontario leaders (application period opens July 6 and closes September 30, 2016);
- And the Community Celebration Program —a $7 million fund to help communities celebrate this historic year (application period opens July 6 and closes September 2, 2016).
To learn more about the programs and how to apply, visit www.ontario.ca/150