Town of Milton offering grants to local organizations to improve residents’ quality of life

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Published May 9, 2023 at 12:21 pm

Two-dozen local groups and organizations received grants last year from the Milton Community Fund Program and there’s even more money to hand out this year.

The Milton Community Fund supports not-for-profit organizations whose initiatives add to the quality of life within the community or enhance Milton’s image.

Organizations providing artistic, cultural or recreational programs and services that benefit the community will be given funding consideration.

This year, Milton Council increased the available funds to $425,000, a funding increase of $175,000 from last year.

“The Community Fund provides much-needed funding to local community groups and not-for-profit organizations that bring people together and enhance the quality of life for Miltonians,” said Mayor Gord Krantz.

“The Town of Milton is committed to supporting initiatives that connect the community, build sustainable partnerships, and make Milton A Place of Possibility.”

Applications will be accepted until Sept. 11 for activities and initiatives occurring in 2024. Applicants will receive a decision by January 2024.

The Milton Community Fund was established by Milton Council in 2001 to distribute a portion of the funds received from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (Woodbine – Mohawk Park).

Since 2001, the Milton Community Fund has distributed more than $7.3 million to a wide range of not-for-profit community organizations. In 2022, Milton Council approved the distribution of $207,847.

Organizations unable to accept funding from the OLG, can contact Town staff for more details, as there are alternate funding sources available.

View application guidelines and access submission forms online or call 905-878-7252, ext. 2539.

Here is a list of the organizations that received funding last year:

  • Akwaba Cultural Exchange
  • Arts Milton
  • Centre Canadien Pour L’unite de Famille
  • Golden Horseshoe Feis
  • Halton Healthcare Services Corp
  • Milton and District Horticultural Society
  • Milton Concert Band
  • Milton Film Festival Committee
  • Milton Marlin Swim Team
  • Milton Minor Hockey Association
  • Milton Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Milton Pickleball Association
  • Milton Players Theatre Group
  • Milton Skating Club
  • Milton Soccer Academy
  • Milton Speed Skating
  • Milton Underwater Hockey
  • Milton Youth Volleyball
  • Nassagaweya Tennis Club
  • North Halton Girls Hockey Association
  • Probus Club of Milton
  • REIFO (Réseau d’Entraide des Immigrants Francophones de l’Ontario)
  • Scouts Canada – Blue Springs Scout Retreat
  • St. John Ambulance – Oakville-Milton-Halton Hills Branch
  • Triathlon Ontario
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