Grants & Bursaries

Community Recreation and Culture Grants (CRCG)

There are two types of Community Recreation & Culture Grants - Financial Grants and In-Kind Facility Grants. Both 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 both grant types. For 2021, the application is available from Tuesday, February 16 to Monday, March 22, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

All applicants seeking a Community Recreation & Culture Grant must align with the Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) mandate and Inclusion Statement.

PRC Mandate:
The Town of Collingwood Parks, Recreation & Culture mandate is to support the health and well-being of the community by providing opportunities for all persons to participate in arts, culture, recreation, sport. PRC fulfils this mandate through two umbrella programs: Active Living across the Lifespan and Community Inclusion through Art, Culture and Social Connection.

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. To this end the Parks, Recreation and Culture Grant 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.

Only 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. 

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 22, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

For those wanted to learn more about the program two Information Sessions will be held online:
Thursday, February 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2, 12 noon -1:00 p.m.

Email grants@collingwood.ca to register. The sesssions will be held online using Zoom.

For 2020 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.

Groups receiving grants are asked to recognize the Town’s contribution in an appropriate manner. Special events to take place on municipal property require a Special Event Permit

COVID-19 and 2021 Grants:

Applicants are asked to determine what they can reasonably accomplish in 2021 taking into consideration the restrictions and limitations resulting from the pandemic. 2021 grant recipients will not be permitted to defer use of their grant beyond the timelines of this year's program (April 1, 2021-March 31, 2022). It is the responsibility of Financial Grant applicants to apply for a Project or components of a Project that can take place regardless of the restrictions placed on social gatherings or, plan for contingencies that still meet the requirements of application. You will be asked to briefly outline contingency plans (if applicable) in your application. 

The application is submitted online and is now closed. The deadline was Monday, March 22 at 400 pm. Thank you.