City Council Approves $3.6 Million in Funding for 2018 Culture and Community Grants Program

The City of Mississauga is investing a total of $3,675,205.17 in funding to community groups, arts groups, heritage groups and festivals/celebrations through the 2018 Culture and Community Grants Program.

“The City is making investments to develop local talent and inspire new programs and services which meet community needs. The grants directly contribute to the overall well-being of our city,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services. “Residents can access a variety of activities and events that complement City programs. Funding also ensures community organizations are accountable and sustainable in providing these services.”

Approved by Council, the grants support not-for-profit community projects, programs and services in the following areas:
• Arts and Culture/Culture Projects:  $1,739,477
• Cultural Festivals and Celebrations: $774,500
• Community Grants and Multi-Year Agreements: $1,161,205.17

For the full breakdown visit:

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/pressreleases/?paf_gear_id=9700020&itemId=8600258q

Council also approved funding for the Small Project Matching Grant Program. Launched in 2017, the program provides matching funds of up to $2,500 to Affiliated and Recognized Community Groups in good standing with the City of Mississauga’s Community Group Support Policy (08-01-01). The Small Project Matching Grants Program supports projects that strengthen neighbourhoods, increase resident engagement and enhance opportunities for Mississauga residents to participate in neighbourhood events and activities. 2018 applications will be accepted year round starting in the spring and until the annual funding allocation has been awarded. For more information visit: mississauga.ca/communitygroups.

For more information about the City’s grant programs, visit mississauga.ca/grants.