ONTARIO—The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) will begin to accept organization registrations from potential applicants on July 22, 2015.
After an organization has been verified by OTF, they will have access to applications for each investment stream: Seed (for new ideas); Grow (for scaling up ideas that work), Capital (for community infrastructure) and Collective Impact (for bringing fundamental change with collective action).
The grant application deadlines for each stream are as follows:
Grow Grants: Aug 26, 2015
Seed and Capital Grants: Sept 2, 2015
Collective Impact Grants: there are no deadlines for submitting applications and they will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
Between now and July 22, potential applicants can visit www.otf.ca and contact OTF Support Centre to help themselves prepare for the application process. Applicants have access to: a self-assessment tool to verify grant eligibility; application templates and other support materials.
The new investment strategy is evidence based, and focussed on creating measurable, positive impact in Ontario communities. The new strategy works to make changes in six different action areas: Active People, Inspired People, Prosperous People, Promising Young People, Green People and Connected People. The names of these Action Areas reflect the changes that OTF is working to see in the lives of the people of Ontario.
More than 200 information sessions will be hosted by OTF staff province wide to outline details on the application process under the new Investment Strategy.