In January, City of Mississauga Council approved funding for the 2018 Small Project Matching Grant Program. The program provides matching funds of up to $2,500 to Affiliated and Recognized Community Groups in good standing with the City’s Community Group Support Program Policy. Applications are now being accepted.
“The program provides support for initiatives which strengthen neighbourhoods, increase resident engagement and enhance opportunities for the community to participate in events and activities,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation. “We introduced this program in 2017 with a strong response, providing matching grants to 21 groups. We look forward to this year’s round of applications.”
The City has allotted $38,000 for the program this year. If the budget allotment is not reached in this first review period, the program will be re-opened. Applications will be accepted and approved on a continuous basis until the budget allotment is reached.
Applications will be accepted throughout the year, with the first deadline to apply being March 31, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Applicants can request between $250 to $2,500 for a new initiative, which will be implemented and completed in 2018. Applicants are required to match funds equivalent in value of volunteer time ($14/per hour – minimum wage) and/or other in-kind donations or funds. Affiliated and Recognized Community Groups can also sponsor a project for a group that is not registered under the Community Group Support Program.
For more information about this program, including guidelines and how to apply, visit mississauga.ca/portal/residents/community-groups-grants-funding.