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 for this year’s grant program.
* 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
Applicants must complete the application form by September 21, 2023.
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.
Indigenous Affairs Office staff can provide support in completing applications and answer any questions about the application process.
Grassroots groups and collectives can also discuss their application through the Indigenous Affairs Office monthly “Tea Talk” sessions, which are open office hours that give community members the opportunity to speak with staff in the Indigenous Affairs Office. Tea Talks take place on the first Thursday of every month between 1 and 4 p.m. Please contact the Indigenous Affairs Office to book a session.