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London Community Grants Program – 2018 Innovation and Capital Stream


Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Innovation and Capital stream of the London Community Grants Program.

A total of $312,000 is available in 2018 for combined Innovation and Capital projects.  Registered not-for-profit organizations are invited to submit their applications by April 24, 2017.

“These grants will allow not-for-profit organizations to continue to grow, serve Londoners and make our city better for all,” said Mayor Matt Brown. “We are delivering on the four areas of focus of our Strategic Plan – Strengthening our Community, Building a Sustainable City, Growing our Economy and Leading in Public Service.”

Innovation Grants will be provided to projects or organizations that can demonstrate:

  • Proven or promising early stage innovations that need additional support to create the capacity and conditions to be effectively sustained.
  • Creative new approaches to social innovation that engage multiple stakeholders in creative collaboration to improve system delivery, coordination, and/or generate new ideas.

Capital Grants will be considered for the following purposes:

  • Purchase of Land and Buildings: Grants are made in this category only when the purchase is required for the immediate capital project.
  • Construction Costs: Grants in this category will be for costs associated with new facilities or renovation costs associated with the provision of additional program/service space.

An information session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre. City staff will be on hand to assist with applications and answer any questions about the grant process.