The 2024 Funding Cycle has now closed. The 2025 Funding Cycle will open in October 2024.

TUHF provides funding opportunities for non-profit community-based organizations in Toronto to address HIV prevention and substance use. Funding is provided through one- and three-year projects under the following funding streams:
  1. Prevention of HIV through sexual transmission
  2. Harm reduction
  3. Child and youth resiliency
  4. Indigenous cultural and holistic programming

The Toronto Urban Health Fund (TUHF) is a Toronto Public Health (TPH) program that provides funding for community-based HIV prevention and substance use initiatives.

TUHF funding is geared towards organizations and projects that:

  • Have trained and competent service providers
  • Are delivering quality services to high-risk individuals
  • Have access to prevention technologies and resources for high-risk individuals
  • Work with high-risk individuals to adopt proven health promotion practices

Projects funded through TUHF complements existing TPH programs to provide effective services that focus on HIV and substance misuse programming to populations and groups that TPH cannot access due to linguistic, cultural and geographic barriers.

TUHF has distinct eligibility requirements for Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations.

Criteria for Indigenous organizations:

  1. Non-profit organization with Letters Patent or Operating Bylaws or Strategic Plan stating Indigenous mandate
  2. Organization has an incorporation number
  3. Organization’s head office is in Toronto
  4. Project activities take place in Toronto with exceptions made for cultural activities that can take place outside of Toronto
  5. Organization has signed Audited Financial Statement (within last two years)
  6. At least 50% of organization’s Board of Directors are of Indigenous ancestry or organization is staffed and led by persons of Indigenous ancestry
  7. Organization uses an Indigenous service model and cultural expression to serve Indigenous clients and service users
  8. Proposal is requesting one-year and/or three-year project funding

Criteria for non-Indigenous organizations:

  1. Non-profit organization with Letters Patent
  2. Organization has an incorporation number
  3. Organization’s head office is in Toronto
  4. Project activities take place in Toronto
  5. Organization has signed Audited Financial Statement (within last two years)
  6. At least 50% of the organization’s Board of Directors reside in Toronto
  7. Proposal is requesting one-year and/or three-year project funding

Your organization must meet ALL criteria to be eligible for funding. If not, you may still be able to receive funding through a Trustee or Sponsor.

EOIs and Funding Proposals are reviewed using the following criteria:

  1. Evidence informed/ based
    Projects will use interventions that are evidence-informed, evidence-based, or those that can be evaluated. In other words, the interventions have been shown to work or you will demonstrate that it can work
  2. Reach
    Services that will reach high-risk populations. TUHF is looking to support a wide range of priority populations that are under-served or not currently accessing services in the City of Toronto.
  3. Addresses risks
    Services that address the risk of exposure to HIV or the harms associated with substance use.
  4. Improves health outcomes
    Interventions that have the potential to improve health outcomes
  5. Cost Effective
    TUHF has a limited amount of resources and cannot meet the demands in the community. TUHF aims to provide funding to projects that will have the most impact on under-served and high-risk populations

Apply for TUHF funding through the online grants portal Toronto Grants, Rebates and Incentives Portal (TGRIP).

TUHF application process is a two-stage process starting with the submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) followed by a funding proposal for successful EOI applicants.

Funding Timelines

Date Funding Cycle Description
September TUHF EOI applications are available on TGRIP
September – October TUHF Staff offer information sessions and EOI workshops
October EOI submission deadline
October – November TUHF Staff screen and review EOI applications
November Eligible EOI applicants are informed of results and successful EOI applicants are invited to submit funding proposals
December – January TUHF staff offer funding proposal writing workshops
February Funding proposal submission deadline
February – May Review Panels review funding proposals
May Applicants are informed of preliminary Review Panel decisions and applicants are invited to submit appeals.
June Successful funding proposals are submitted to the Board of Health for approvals. Approved projects are awarded funding agreements.
July 1 Approved projects start date

The report lists the most recently approved projects.

Toronto Public Health is pleased to announce that the Toronto Urban Health Fund application process has moved to a new online system called Toronto Grants, Rebates and Incentives Portal (TGRIP). This system is the central access point for all City funding applications used by many City Divisions which offer community grants.

Through TGRIP, organizations can:

  • View, draft, collaborate and share their application with staff and/or volunteers at any time
  • Get access to their deadlines and applications from anywhere, at any time
  • View their draft, submitted, declined and funded applications in one place
  • Add contacts to their organization to give them access to their application information
  • Get access to all their funding history and related documents in one place at any time.

How to Login to TGRIP

To access TGRIP at any time, open a compatible browser (Firefox or Chrome ONLY) and go to Remember to save the website link as a favourite so you can easily return to it.

  1. Input your email address (i.e., your username) into the ‘Email’ field.
  2. Input your password into the ‘Password’ field.
  3. Click on the ‘Login’ bar/button.

If you’re having trouble logging into your TGRIP account try:

  1. Resetting your password on the login page.
  2. Review the support tab below.
  3. Email tuhf@toronto.cafor assistance


  • Ensure that you are using a compatible browser (e.g. Edge, Chrome, Firefox).
  • Do not use Internet Explorer.
  • If you continue to have technical difficulties, please email A City of Toronto staff member will respond within two business days.
  • For issues related specifically to the Toronto Urban Health Fund funding opportunity, please email


Passwords are case sensitive and are subject to rules that are intended to strengthen security.

Passwords must:

  • Be at least 12 characters long;
  • Include one capital letter, one number, and one symbol; and
  • Not include part of your name or email.

If you save your password, use a secure password manager. Take all reasonable measures to protect your security in TGRIP by:

  • Refraining from sharing your password;
  • Preventing the loss, disclosure, modification, and unauthorized use of your password; and
  • Controlling access to computers or devices containing your password.

Forgot Your Password?

You can reset your password at any time by clicking on the “Forgot Password?” link found on the log-in page.

When you reset your password, the system will send a new temporary password to the email address you entered. The email will be sent from If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your ‘spam/junk mail’ folder.

After logging in with the temporary password, change your password by choosing the Personal Settings menu, then choose the Password tab.

After you type your new password, click the Change Password button. Refer to the information above about how to keep your password secure.

System Requirements

To access TGRIP, you will need:

TUHF funds are awarded through a competitive process. TUHF’s goal is to support projects that deliver evaluated and effective prevention services to high-risk, underserved, and high needs populations in the City of Toronto.

The review of TUHF funding proposals is made by the TUHF Review Panel and the TUHF Indigenous Review Panel. Review Panels support the Board of Health in the allocation of TUHF funding.

Review Panel members are recruited to review funding proposals from March to May each year. If you are interested in becoming a review panel member, please review the Terms of for the TUHF Review Panel  or Terms of Reference for the Indigenous Review Panel  and submit a Review Panel application form.

The TUHF Review Panel

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For more information about membership on a Review Panel, please contact one of the Community Project Grants Officers.