Ontario Supporting Non-Profits through the Community Building FundPublished on October 06, 2021
Ontario’s heritage, sport, recreation, tourism and culture industries were among the first and hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic – these industries are now facing a combined $20-billion economic fallout. That’s why in March, Ontario launched the $105-million Community Building Fund to support tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations – all of which are facing significant pressures due to the pandemic.
This funding is providing support for community organizations like museums, theatres, fairs, attractions, sport and recreation organizations and cultural institutions to sustain operations in the short term, while helping municipalities, Indigenous communities, non-profit sports and recreation organizations invest in sport and recreation infrastructure for the long term.
We are proud to announce that 648 non-profit organizations will receive more than $46 million in support through the Community Building Fund’s operating stream. Ontario’s heritage, sport, recreation, tourism and culture industries are important components of the province’s economic and social recovery.
These grants will help eligible municipalities, Indigenous communities and non-profits respond to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing funding so they can adapt to the pressures of the pandemic and continue to deliver programming that is critical to the economic and social well-being of their communities.
The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries represents a diverse set of sectors with an economic impact of $75 billion and contributes to a significant double bottom line: strong economic growth, and a resilient cultural fabric that reflects the diversity and strength of Ontario’s communities – offering the world in one province.