Grants & Bursaries

Community Recreation and Culture (CRC) Grants

There are two types of CRC grants - Financial and In-Kind Facility. They are intended to assist non-profit, charitable or volunteer-based organizations or groups that operate in the Town of Collingwood. There is one application intake per year. For the 2022 program, applications are received starting Monday, December 20, 2021. The deadline is Monday, February 7, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

The preference is that applicants use the online application form. If this creates a barrier to participation, contact the grant coordinator for assistance. (grants@collingwood.ca or call 705-444-2500 ext. 3287)

All applicants must demonstrate how they align with the Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) mandate and Inclusion Statement.

PRC Mandate:
The Town of Collingwood Parks, Recreation & Culture mandate supports the health and well-being of the community by providing opportunities for all persons to participate in arts, culture, recreation and sport. 

Inclusion Statement:
The Town of Collingwood is committed to building an inclusive and accessible environment where all members of the community feel valued, respected and supported. The CRCG program is committed to using public funds to support initiatives that treat all members of our community with dignity and fairness and in no way limit individual rights and activities.

One application per organization or group for each type of grant will be considered. You may apply for both a Financial Grant and an In-Kind Facility Grant on one application if it is for the same project. 

Applications are submitted online. The application will be available on December 20, 2022. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 7, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

For those wanting to learn more about the program, two information sessions will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, January 13, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 18, 12 noon -1:00 p.m.

The sessions will be held online using Zoom. Register by emailing grants@collingwood.ca.

Those wishing to attend who are unavailable or anyone requiring assistance are encouraged to contact the grant coordinator.

2020-2021 Grants only:

For 2020-2021 grant recipients utilizing their grant for business continuity purposes as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, a Post Grant Report is required by December 31, 2021. 

For 2020 AND 2021 grant recipients using their grant for a specific project, a Post Grant Report is required within 60 days following the conclusion of the project.

2022 Grants:

As part of the 2022 CRC Grant program, grant recipients will be invited to attend mandatory training that supports inclusion and collaboration.

Grant recipients must submit a post grant report due within 60 days after the completion of the project for which funds were received. 

Groups receiving grants are asked to recognize the Town’s contribution. 

Special events to take place on municipal property require a Special Event Permit

The preference is that grant applications be submitted online. The link will be available here on December 20, 2022. If online completion of the application is a barrier to submission, please contact grants@collingwood.ca or call 705-444-2500 ext. 3287 and we will be happy to assist you. 

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, February 7, 2022, 4:00 p.m.