Grants & Bursaries

1. 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.

2. Community Recreation and Culture Grants 

Town of Collingwood Community Recreation & Culture Grants (In-Kind Facility and Financial), 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 In-Kind Facility support and Financial Grants. The application intake for 2020 was January 1-February 3 at 4:00 pm and is now closed.

It is expected that all applicants seeking a Community Recreation & Culture Grant align with the Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) mandate and Inclusion Statement below:

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.

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.

There are two types of Community Recreation and Culture Grants - Financial Grants and In-Kind Facility Grants. 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 2020 CRCG application intake is closed. The application for 2021 will be available in December.

Community Information Sessions: Two information sessions will be scheduled in January 2021 for those interested in applying for 2021 funding.

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

Due to the restrictions and challenges resulting from Covid-19, 2020 recipients of Financial grants are permitted to retain their grant funds with no penalties, provided it be used prior to December 31, 2021 for its intended purpose or to ensure the organization’s business continuity during Covid-19. The following conditions apply:

  • Financial grants must be used prior to December 31, 2021 
  • Organizations must notify the Town regarding how they intend to use the funds. (email
  • A post project report is required. For projects with specific timelines, the report is due 60 days after completion (as per requirements of the CRCG program). For organizations that use the funds for business continuity, the report is due by the end of the calendar year in which they are used (December 31 2020 or December 31, 2021).
  • Final reports must be received and approved in order for the organization to be considered for future grants. Note: Organizations accruing the grant to 2021 will not be eligible to seek CRCG funds for the same project in 2021 but can apply for a 2021 grant for another project.
  • Eligible uses for grant funds should it be required for business continuity, include but are not limited to staffing, paying artist fees, rent, utilities, administration, non-refundable deposits.

CRCG Final Report - Grant used for a specific project

CRCG Final Report - Financial Grant used to maintain business continuity

The 2020 application intake was January 1 to February 3, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. and is now closed.