The Town of Milton is currently accepting applications for its 2023 community fund program, which aims to support local not-for-profit organizations interested in initiating programs or initiatives that improve the quality of life in the community or enhance the town's image.
This year, the available funds have been increased to $425,000, a significant rise from last year's $175,000.
The funding will be awarded to organizations that offer artistic, cultural, or recreational programs and services that benefit the community. Applications will remain open until September 11, and the activities funded through these applications are scheduled for 2024. The decisions regarding the grants will be announced by January 2024.
Mayor Gord Krantz expressed the importance of the community fund, stating, "The community fund provides crucial funding to local community groups and not-for-profit organizations that bring people together and improve the quality of life for Milton residents. The Town of Milton is dedicated to supporting initiatives that foster community connections, establish sustainable partnerships, and transform Milton into a place of opportunity."
Established in 2001, the program allocates funds received from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (Woodbine at Mohawk Park) for the betterment of the community. To date, over $7.3 million has been distributed among a diverse range of community organizations.
Last year, the council approved grants totaling $207,847, benefiting 25 organizations.