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Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF)

 

The Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF) supports non-profit human service programs that enhance the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents. The HRCIF provides $3 million in annual funding.

The Fund provides one-year and multi-year grants to programs and initiatives through two categories of funding. Applications for HRCIF funding must focus on supporting residents who are vulnerable to negative health and social outcomes. The HRCIF encourages proposals that demonstrate collaborative approaches to address community needs.

2021 HRCIF Funding

Halton Region is now accepting applications for 2021 HRCIF funding.

The HRCIF is part of Halton’s approach to community safety and well-being planning and supports a holistic response to human service needs. Approximately $2.3 million is available for funding in 2021. Organizations are encouraged to submit an application by November 2, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Applications will also be accepted throughout 2021 to respond to community needs. This will include assisting agencies to meet the needs of vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing needs identified through the Halton Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) planning initiative, and supporting other emergent requests that strengthen the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents.

Category One

Initial intake deadline November 2, 2020 at 2 p.m.

  • Provides funding to human service programs and initiatives that enhance the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents 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

Initial intake deadline November 2, 2020 at 2 p.m.

  • Provides up to three years of funding to human service programs and initiatives that enhance the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents
  • 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).

If you are submitting more than one application, each submission should be uploaded separately.

If you are unable to complete the online application form, please email accesshalton@halton.ca or call 311 for assistance.

Information about ongoing intake will be posted in January 2021.   

Please sign up for updates.

Attend an online HRCIF information session

Community organizations interested in applying for HRCIF funding are encouraged to attend an online information session to learn more about the Fund and the application process.

Information sessions will be held on:

  • Monday, September 28, 2020, 2-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6-8 p.m.

Register to attend an information session

Currently Funded Programs/Initiatives

Halton Region is making investments in programs and services that are supporting vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is being provided through the HRCIF and through Provincial and Federal initiatives. Please visit the COVID-19 Social and Community Supports webpage for a list of local community programs and services that are being funded.

In 2019, Regional Council approved the following community programs and initiatives to receive HRCIF funding. Funding is for periods of one, two or three years.

In spring of 2018, Regional Council approved the following community programs/initiatives for multi-year funding. Funding for these programs/initiatives continues into 2019.

In spring of 2017, Regional Council approved the following community programs/projects for multi-year funding. Funding for these programs/projects continues into 2019.

The following community programs/initiatives were previously approved by Regional Council. Funding for these programs/initiatives is complete.

2018

2017

2016

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Updates include information about HRCIF funding opportunities, community safety and well-being initiatives and Action Tables and related activities that support the health, safety and well-being of our community.

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