Club infrastructure Grants

Ontario Trillium Foundation grants

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. For more than 30 years, OTF grants funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport have made an impact on the social, cultural and economic well-being of the people of Ontario. Every year, more than 3,000 applications are received, and over $136 million is awarded to some 1,000 public benefit sector organizations.

Ontario Trillium Foundation Investment Streams

  • Seed Grants:  Starting projects at the idea or conceptual stage.
  • Grow Grants:  Building on the success of a proven model or program.
  • Capital Grants:  Broadening access to and improving community spaces
  • Collective Impact Grants:  Bringing about fundamental change with collective action.

Registration and application deadlines are posted annually.

Other programs

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) wants to partner with business-minded Northerners to develop innovative technologies, invest in infrastructure, bolster collaboration and build economic development capacity.

NOHFC programs focus on the growth of the existing and emerging sectors identified in the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario and the government’s key priority of helping communities prosper.

The NOHFC offers five programs: the Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program, the Northern Community Capacity Building Program, the Northern Innovation Program, the Northern Business Opportunity Program and the Northern Ontario Internship Program.

Enabling Accessibility Fund

The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for projects that make Canadian communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. EAF aims to create more opportunities for persons with disabilities to:

  • take part in community activities, programs and services, or
  • access employment

There are 3 different program components in EAF. Each component holds separate calls for funding. The eligibility criteria will be further defined during each funding process.

Energy Conservation

Natural Resources Canada, through its Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) , has a comprehensive list of energy conservation initiatives listed for the Province of Ontario.  One example applicable to curling clubs is the OEE’s Incentives for Lighting Retrofits, which can be used to assist clubs to convert their existing florescent arena lighting systems to more energy-efficient LED fixtures.

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