|Who is eligible to apply?
Community-based or provincial non-profits delivering services and programs in Ontario that are looking ahead to recovery planning with the aim of rebuilding their capacity. Organizations need to have:
- a presence and reputation in Ontario with a primary purpose of delivering community programs and services to benefit people in Ontario and
- experienced disruptions to their operations and program and service delivery due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Review our eligibility requirements and policies to ensure your organization and project are eligible for funding and meet the following criteria:
OTF invests in six Action Areas and applicants are required to identify one that their organization’s mission/mandate is most aligned with:
OTF considers any one of the following organizations eligible for funding:
- A charitable organization or foundation registered with the Canada Revenue Agency
- An organization incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation without share capital in a Canadian jurisdiction
- A First Nation or a First Nation library
- A Metis, Inuit or other Indigenous community
- A municipality with a population of 20,000 or less is eligible to:
- apply for funding under the Inspired or Active People Action Areas
- apply for their cultural or recreation agencies, including municipal libraries and museums
- County Library Boards and Local Services Boards serving populations of 20,000 or less are eligible to apply for funding under the Inspired or Active People Action Areas
- A collaboration of two or more organizations, where the lead organization meets OTF eligibility criteria, and accepts responsibility for the application and grant including financial and reporting accountability (refer to Collaborative Applicants Policy).