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Francophone Community Grants Program

Description

Background

In the 2017 Budget, the Ontario government approved the creation of the Francophone Community Grants Program (FCGP), committing $1.0 million annually for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20 to support the implementation of cultural and community activities benefitting the Franco-Ontarian community.

Mission and Goal

The FCGP is a competitive, application-based program to support cultural and community activities for the Franco-Ontarian community. It seeks to encourage greater social involvement, learning, innovation and community engagement for Francophones across the province, including at the local community, regional, and provincial levels.

FCGP Objective

The program aims to support Projects in Ontario that:

1. Facilitate social integration, networking and volunteerism within francophone communities;

2. Reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups within Francophone communities;

3. Provide opportunities to celebrate and promote an understanding of Ontario’s Francophonie;

4. Build the capacity of francophone organizations; and

5. Promote collaboration between service providers to better serve francophone communities.

Deadline

The application period for 2017-18 and 2018-19 is now closed. Dates for the next intake period will be updated under this section once confirmed.

Eligibility Requirements

For complete details on eligibility requirements for the FCGP, please refer to the Francophone Community Grants Program 2017-19 Application Guide and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Program Guidelines

Please review the Application Guide and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for complete details about the Francophone Community Grants Program 2017-19.

Applicants apply using the Grants Ontario web portal:

- New applicants: Go to How to Apply?

- Previous Applicants: Log In

To apply, the following documents must be completed and submitted:

1. Grants Ontario Application Form;

2. Project Financial Information Package;

3. Proof of incorporation;

4. A copy of your organization’s most recent financial statement; and

5. Certificate of Insurance.

List of grant recipients 2017-19

Contacts

Program Contacts

Applicants are encouraged to consult with their Regional Advisor prior to submitting an application (refer to Appendix C of the Application Guide for contact information).

Information Sessions

Details about information sessions will be published once the program dates are confirmed. Please check again at a later date. For questions, you can contact the FCGP management team at francoprogram@ontario.ca.

Technical Support

Please contact the Grants Ontario Customer Service:

- Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

- Toronto: (416) 325-6691 / Toll Free: 1-855-216-3090

- E-mail - GrantsOntarioCS@Ontario.ca

Last updated: September 11, 2018