The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is offering Community Building Fund – Capital Stream to provide support for non-profits, Indigenous communities and Municipalities in the community sport and recreation sectors.
The fund will help strengthen communities by supporting the repair, renovation or retrofitting of existing sport and recreation facilities to address:
- local community need by extending the life and maximizing the use of existing facilities (e.g. playgrounds, splashpads, etc.) OR
- COVID-19 related public health requirements now that support future preparedness
For the purpose of this fund, the following definitions are used:
- Recreation: Physical activities engaged in for the purpose of health, well-being or enjoyment with the primary focus on human activity.
- Sport: Regulated and organized form of physical activity between two or more participants. Such activity may be in the form of a game, match, race, or other form of event.
- Repair: Fixing or restoring a facility to increase its useful life.
- Renovation:Updating the functionality of a facility to improve its usefulness.
- Retrofit: Adding new features or parts to improve the functionality or efficiency of a facility.
- Organizations can apply for up to 100% of their total project cost up to a maximum of $500,000, with the exception of Municipalities with a population over 20,000 that can only apply for up to 80% of their total project cost.
- Eligible project costs will be supported up to a maximum of $500,000.
- Minimum request amount is $10,000.
Organizations applying to the Community Building Fund – Capital stream need to operate or manage sport and recreation facilities in Ontario that serve the public at-large, and must be one of the following:
- A charitable organization or public foundation registered as a charity by the Canada Revenue Agency
- An organization incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation without share capital in a Canadian jurisdiction
- A First Nation / Métis / Inuit or other Indigenous community
- A Municipality