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Halton Region Community Investment Fund


The Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF) enhances the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents. It provides funding to non-profit social service and community health programs and initiatives.The HRCIF also supports issues emerging from community safety and well-being planning. There are three categories providing over $2,300,000 in annual funding.

2019 Proposal Call Now Open

The HRCIF is now accepting funding applications for Categories One, Two and Three. Approximately $1,000,000 will be awarded in total for new grants in 2019. Please check back regularly as updates may be posted to this page throughout the proposal call process.

  • Category One (one-year grants):
    • Deadline for applications: December 14, 2018 at 2 p.m.
    • Provides funding to social service and community health programs aligned with HRCIF funding priorities (refer to Guidelines) for short-term, small capital and/or innovative projects
    • Grants are for one year and up to $30,000
    • Non-profit, charitable and unincorporated community organizations may apply
    • To apply, please thoroughly review the Category One Guidelines (PDF file) and complete the Application Form (Word file)
  • Category Two (multi-year grants):
    • Deadline for applications: December 14, 2018 at 2 p.m.
    • Provides funding to social service and community health programs aligned with HRCIF funding priorities (refer to Guidelines) for up to three years of program funding.
    • Applicants must be a registered charity to apply.
    • To apply, please thoroughly review the Category Two Guidelines (PDF file) and complete the Application Form (Word file)
  • Category Three (food security grants):
    • Deadline for applications: December 14, 2018 at 2 p.m.
    • Provides funding to programs that enhance food security.
    • Proposals that demonstrate a collaborative or innovative approach will be given priority.
    • Non-profit and/or charitable organizations may apply.
    • To apply, please thoroughly review the Category Three Guidelines (PDF file) and complete the Application Form (Word file)

Halton Region Community Investment Fund Information and Collaboration Sessions

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about the fund and the application process. A collaboration session will also be available for potential applicants to explore collaborative and/or innovative project opportunities with other community partners.

Information Sessions

Information sessions will address all categories of funding.

First Information Session - Register online

Second Information Session - Register online

Collaboration Session

There will be one collaboration session addressing all categories of funding. HRCIF encourages partnership initiatives that improve coordination and collaboration between organizations or collectively achieve impact within priority areas. A collaboration session includes conversations of themes in order to begin exploration of possible collaborative applications.

Collaboration Session - Register online