TORONTO, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ -
Today the Ontario Trillium Foundation announced the final round of
capital funding for groups interested in applying for the Community
Capital Fund (CCF), a grant program for infrastructure projects that
serve diverse cultural communities. The application deadline is August
Through Ontario's CCF, organizations will construct or renovate
buildings, or purchase capital equipment in order to offer more skills
development, cultural activities and recreational programs.
The funds are part of the $50 million Community Capital Fund announced
in late 2010. The CCF helps Ontario's non-profit organizations deliver
important public services to diverse cultural communities.
Traditionally these community groups have been challenged to secure
funds for capital projects, all the while struggling to meet the
cultural, social, training and learning needs of Ontario's growing
"The Community Capital Fund has proven extremely popular among community
organizations looking to purchase capital equipment, retrofit their
physical spaces or relocate their overflowing programs into permanent,
serviceable space appropriate to the needs of their members and
"We urge organizations to talk to OTF staff, who are available to help
them walk through the application process and eligibility criteria."
- Lucille Roch, Acting Chair, Ontario Trillium Foundation
163 projects by organizations across Ontario have received CCF funding
Projects funded in this application round must be completed by December
Ontario's Community Capital Fund is administered by the Ontario Trillium
Foundation. An OTF Board committee assesses and analyzes applications.
ABOUT THE ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION
A leading grant-maker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation
strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in
community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario,
OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.
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SOURCE Ontario Trillium Foundation
For further information:
Alexis Mantell 1.800.263.2887 ext. 218