Applications are now being accepted for capacity building grants between October 6 and November 24, 2022.
The Indigenous Affairs Office hosts monthly in-person office hours with staff, called ‘Tea Talks’, to meet community and colleagues. The next session is on Thursday, November 3, 2022, anytime between 1 to 4 p.m. If you would like to discuss your application before submitting, email Indigenous@toronto.ca or call 416-278-4639 to book a session.
The City of Toronto’s Indigenous Affairs Office invites Indigenous-led grassroots groups and collectives to apply for capacity-building grants, which can be used to create new projects, enhance existing programs or improve group operations.
Groups can apply for one grant of up to $20,000. There is a total of $450,000 available this year in this year’s grant program.
  • Must be an Indigenous-led* grassroots group and collective.**
  • Grassroots groups or collectives must have a bank account in their group name to receive the funds or have a trustee.
  • Programs and activities must operate on a not-for-profit basis and take place in Toronto.
  • Collectives or grassroots groups with City of Toronto staff members cannot apply.
  • Funds cannot be used for fundraising events, donations to charitable, political or religious organizations, or debt repayment/deficit funding.
  • Grant recipients will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance of Anti-Harassment/Discrimination City Policy.

* Indigenous-led groups have a majority of leadership that self-identify as First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis. For example, two out of three or four out of seven members of a collective must be First Nations, Inuit or Métis. At least 50 per cent of membership is First Nations, Inuit or Métis.

** Grassroots groups or collectives have two or more community members working together under a group name either on a single project or on an ongoing basis

  • Applications are being accepted until Thursday, November 24, 2022.
  • This is a rolling deadline. Applications will be assessed and grant recipients selected throughout the rolling period.
  • Groups are encouraged to apply early as funding may be allocated before the deadline.
  • Applying early also gives groups an opportunity to receive feedback and resubmit their applications, if necessary.
  • Application results will be shared by the end of December 2022.
  • Projects need to be completed and reported on by the end of 2023.

Applicants must complete the application form between October 6 and November 24, 2022.

Indigenous Affairs Office staff can provide support in completing applications and answer any questions about the application process.

To submit your application by video or interview, or if you require other accommodations, please email Indigenous@toronto.ca or call 416-278-4639 to determine an alternative approach.