Ontario Supports Tourism, Culture, Sport and Recreation Organizations
March 16, 2021
TORONTO ― The Ontario government is investing $105 million through the new Community Building Fund to support non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations. The funding will be used to help these non-profits recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the needs of their communities. Details were provided today by Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. "Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has been fulfilling a commitment to be there to support those struggling the most," said Minister MacLeod. "Today's investment is a critical part of our plan to support the economic and social recovery of communities across Ontario. The Community Building Fund is helping organizations whose programs and services enhance the quality of life for Ontarians and support local jobs across the province." The fund will be administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) through two program streams:
The $55-million operating funding stream will provide community non-profits with the support they need to help sustain their operations and create new experiences and events - such as trail systems, heritage attractions, winter activities and local sport and recreation programming - that are critical to the economic and social well-being of their communities.