2023 Muskoka Community Grant Program Applications Now Open


The District of Muskoka (District) is excited to announce the launch of the 2023 Muskoka Community Grant program.

The District supports the enhancement of community well-being with a focus on improving a positive quality of life for our most vulnerable population. One way of helping to achieve this goal is through community-funded programs. “The Community Grant Program promotes social inclusion for all cultures, life stages and ages, particularly for our more vulnerable populations” said Arfona Zwiers, Commissioner of Community and Planning Services. “We encourage residents and non-profit community organizations to bring forward their innovative ideas that will help support the well-being of our residents and help our communities thrive.”

Grant opportunities available for 2023 include the Pay it Forward Community Investment Grant Program and the Community Enhancement Fund.

Pay It Forward (PIF)

PIF has been made available to grassroots Muskoka community groups since 2012 and offers grants of up to $2,500.

PIF grants are awarded to community members or groups with innovative ideas that will bring people together and contribute to the well-being of our community. Grants are awarded to projects that fill a strategic need in the community, enhance community support and leadership, and create positive change. PIF grants can help grassroots ideas become a reality.

Community Enhancement Fund (CE)

The CE fund has been made available to non-profit community organizations since 2020 and offers grants up to $10,000.

Grants are awarded to non-profit community organizations that address poverty reduction, food security, housing and living conditions, education and training opportunities, volunteer and job development, and citizen engagement.

Complete an Application Today!

Applications for both PIF and CE can be made through our 2023 Muskoka Community Grant Project Page on the Engage Muskoka Platform at the following link: 2023 Muskoka Community Grant Program

Applications close Wednesday, April 5th 2023.

Funding for the 2023 Muskoka Community Grant Program is pending budget approval at the March 20th meeting of Muskoka District Council.

Learn More and Stay Informed!

For updates regarding the program and available grant opportunities, please subscribe to the Community Grant Program Project Page made available on the Engage Muskoka platform at the following link: 2023 Muskoka Community Grants


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