Community Grant Program

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The Township of Muskoka Lakes recognizes the valued contributions being provided through the volunteer efforts of community organizations and agencies on behalf of the citizens. Municipal donations demonstrate Council's commitment to working with groups which provide these beneficial programs, services or projects to the community while at the same time recognizing the financial constraints impacting the Township's ability to provide funding to these groups.

Community Grants provide modest levels of financial assistance to non-profit, community-based organizations that provide direct programs, services, activities, events or festivals which are not already provided by the Township and Council has deemed to be in

The Township of Muskoka Lakes recognizes the valued contributions being provided through the volunteer efforts of community organizations and agencies on behalf of the citizens. Municipal donations demonstrate Council's commitment to working with groups which provide these beneficial programs, services or projects to the community while at the same time recognizing the financial constraints impacting the Township's ability to provide funding to these groups.

Community Grants provide modest levels of financial assistance to non-profit, community-based organizations that provide direct programs, services, activities, events or festivals which are not already provided by the Township and Council has deemed to be in the community’s interest as they would enrich the lives of members of the community.

Recognizing that Covid-19 safety guidelines and restrictions are likely to remain in place in some form well into 2021, the program will focus on supporting initiatives that can provide/operate programs, services, activities, events or festivals in a safe manner in accordance with Covid-19 public health measures. Such initiatives may include innovative and/or adaptive solutions to online platforms, digital services, etc. In addition, programs that meet identified community needs resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic will also be considered.

Applications can be submitted up to 4:00 p.m. on August 18th to be considered for potential funding.

2021 Recipients - First Intake

  1. Bala Plein Air Group - $1,100
  2. Port Carling Lions Club - $1,500
  3. Safe Quiet Lakes - $1,500
  4. Walker's Point Archive Group - $2,500
  5. Muskoka Lakes Snow Trails Association - $2,500
  6. Muskoka Chautauqua - $2,500
  7. Bala Cranberry Festival - $2,500
  8. Hospice Muskoka - $2,500


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Before you complete an application:

    It is recommended that you complete the application in a word document prior to completing the online application. You can then copy and paste your answers into the application form.

    You will be asked for the following information:

    1. Name of organization and primary contact information.
    2. Description - Please describe the organization. 
    3. Purpose of Funding - Describe specifically how the requested funds will be used.
    4. Impact - What impact will this have on the community?
    5. Support - What other community and financial support (funding, partnerships, in-kind, volunteers) have you been able to attract for this activity/service?
    6. Participants - Who is your target audience and how many clients or patrons do you expect to serve this year?
    7. Group/Committee/Boards Members

    We will ask for the following documents to be uploaded during the application process:

    1. Completed Budget Form (Copy available in documents tab)
    2. Completed Signature Page (Copy available in documents tab)
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