Grants & Bursaries

PRC Grants & Bursaries

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Department offers the following financial assistance programs and bursaries. 

In-Kind Facility Grant Program

The Town of Collingwood offers in-kind (non cash) facility grants to groups and organizations providing a specific event to the general public, intended for the common good of Collingwood residents. Requests for support can be submitted at any time throughout the year however, once the upper dollar limit for in-kind requests has been reached, no further support will be available.

2019 In-kind Facility Grant Form (fillable PDF)

Community Recreation & Culture Grant Program

Community Recreation & Culture Grant (CRCG) funds are available to not-for-profit, charitable or volunteer-based organizations, groups, events or programs that are active in Collingwood. The CRCG Program is based on the mandate for the Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Department: To enhance quality of life and promote healthy living in Collingwood, by providing access to recreational, cultural and active living opportunities. 

The CRCG Program prioritizes support for:

  • Youth participation and engagement in recreation and the arts
  • The reduction or elimination of financial barriers for participation in recreation, sport or arts activities
  • (For special event applicants) initiatives that take place at The Shipyards Ampitheatre.

The CRCG Program will consider funding new projects or initiatives, ongoing or returning initiatives that foster community engagement, or programs of established organizations that have a demonstrated history and capacity to achieve the PRC mandate.

Application Process

Applicants must contact PRC to discuss their initiative before submitting an application. 

Applications are due Friday, November 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  Click here to download the application. 

Eligible applications are reviewed by a Grant Review Team and applicants are required to attend an interview.

Recommendations for CRCG funding are reviewed by Council during 2019 Council Budget deliberations.  

Grant Review Teams

A Grant Review Team comprised of volunteer community members and staff evaluate each community grant submission. Volunteer GRT members have recreation and community experiences, energy and a commitment to promoting healthy living and enhancing the quality of life in Collingwood.

Final Report

The report is available by selecting CRCG Final Report Form at the bottom of this page.

PRC Bursary Programs

2008 Ontario Paralympic Winter Championship Legacy Grant

In alignment with ParaSport Ontario, this program shall follow and foster the goals of the 2008 Ontario Paralympic Winter Championships which were held in Collingwood and area February 15 – 18, 2008.  In particular, this grant shall strive to:

  • increase opportunities for the development of athletes with a disability to pursue competitive goals and achieve their personal potential
  • develop, promote and enhance amateur sport at the community level

Surplus funds are not to be used for the general purposes or operating costs of any municipality.

Council Grants

The Council Grant Program approves funds to organizations that provide valuable services which improve the quality, health and wellbeing of Collingwood citizens.

Program Eligibility, Evaluation and Process are outlined in the 2018 Application Form. The application form is available below, or in hard copy at the Treasury Department, 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood.

Mail: P.O. Box 157, Collingwood ON L9Y 3Z5.

In person: Treasury Department, 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood.


Tips for completing a PDF Fillable Form

The forms are a PDF Fillable Form compatible with the free Adobe Reader XI or any full Adobe Acrobat progams. When saving electronic form: Choose file, save as and select PDF. Save to your own computer files. 

Some users utilizing older Adobe Reader progams have reported issues with saving the document to their desktop, if you encounter difficulties you may try one of the troubleshooting options below:

  1. Install free Adobe Reader XI
  2. Utilize a separate document to type up your responses and once complete, cut & paste information into the application form, print and submit a hard copy. 
  3. Contact PRC staff for assistance at

Printed copies of the current application forms are available at the PRC Office, 3rd floor of the Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie Street.