Not-for-profit arts, culture and community organizations requiring financial support for the 2024 calendar year are encouraged to apply for the City of Mississauga’s 2024 Culture and Community Grant Programs.
New for 2024 grants is the theme “Celebrate 50”, which aims to support arts and culture initiatives related to the City’s 50th anniversary next year. Groups applying for other grant streams in 2024 can also align their activities with the anniversary. 2024 also marks the second year of the Live Music Grant pilot program, which supports for-profit concert presenters as a part of the City’s Music Strategy.
Are you a not-for-profit organization in #Mississauga that requires financial support for the 2024 calendar year? Apply for the Culture & Community Grant Programs before October 13 by 4:30 p.m.
— City of Mississauga (@citymississauga) September 6, 2023
Organizations interested in applying to a grant program are required to attend a virtual information webinar, unless they were awarded funding from the City within the last two years. Interested groups are asked to submit their applications online on the grants portal by Friday, October 13, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
“Our grant programs provide community groups in the arts, culture and community space with the funding they need to develop community programs and projects,” said Jodi Robillos, Commissioner, Community Services. “For some, this funding helps sustain their day-to-day operations and even helps fund initiatives they may otherwise not have had the ability to run, which in turn helps provide much-needed services to the community.”
Application guidelines for each of the six grant programs are included below. To attend a virtual information webinar, please register via the links below.
Arts and Culture Grant Program
Grant funding for this program supports emerging and established not-for-profit, professional and community-based arts, culture and heritage organizations in Mississauga. This grant supports the development of exemplary arts, culture programs and services with the intent to improve participation, understanding and appreciation of arts, culture and heritage for residents of Mississauga.
Community Grant Program
This program provides annual and multi-year grants to Mississauga-based, not-for-profit community groups to deliver programs and services that keep Mississauga residents active, healthy and engaged in their communities. The program aligns with the strategic priorities of the Recreation and Parks, Forestry and Environment Divisions, including the Recreation Master Plan, Older Adult Plan for Recreation, Youth Plan for Recreation, Urban Agriculture Strategy, Parks and Forestry Master Plan and Climate Change Action Plan.
Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program
Cultural traditions and celebrations are important to Mississauga residents and visitors. This program issues funding to offset expenses associated with providing arts, heritage and cultural festivals/celebrations to Mississauga residents and visitors.
Culture Projects Grant Program
Each year, this program is themed to align with subject matter that is current and community-based. Themed “Celebrate 50”, the grant is designed to help arts and culture groups celebrate and recognize the origins, transformations and potential of our City’s rich and diverse communities through their unique cultural practices.
Small Projects Matching Grant Program
|This program supports eligible projects that will strengthen neighbourhoods, increase resident engagement and enhance opportunities for Mississauga residents to participate in events and activities at the neighbourhood level, including celebrations related to Mississauga’s 50th anniversary.
Live Music Grant Program
This program provides funding to offset the eligible expenses associated with the presentation of safe and inclusive live music events to Mississauga residents and visitors. It stems from the City’s Music Strategy and is designed to help increase the number and frequency of live music events in Mississauga.
For more information, visit the grants webpage.
SOURCE: City of Mississauga