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The application portal for the 2022 Innovation and Capital grants is now closed. The review process in currently underway. The Council report and funding allocations will posted on this webpage in late summer.
What are the Innovation and Capital grants?
Each year, the City of London provides $496,000 through this funding opportunity for London based not-for-profit organizations and groups who are expanding programs, services or facilities that support London residents.
All grant applications are assessed based on a demonstrated need for the project in the community, the cost and effectiveness of the project, the project’s contribution to the quality of life in the community and alignment with the City’s Strategic Plan or Council-directed emerging priorities.
Applications are accepted from London based incorporated not-for-profit organizations or non-incorporated groups that are hosted by a local not-for-profit.
Innovation grants are provided to new, emerging organizations and/or initiatives that engage in one or more of the following:
Applications under this category will be assessed for ongoing program sustainability. The applicant must demonstrate a clear plan for how the proposed program will be funded after the 12-month term of the grant.
Review previously funded Innovation projects in the annual Funding Allocation tabs below.
Capital grants are provided for projects involving construction or the purchase of physical assets, including, but not limited to, land, building and associated renovation costs. Applications to the Capital category will be considered for the following:
Review previously funded Capital projects in the annual Funding Allocation tabs below.
London Community Grants Council Policy
Applications for London Community Grants are considered under the following categories:
Multi-Year Grants are up to four (4) year agreements 2020 – 2023 with the City of London for community organizations pursuing initiatives in alignment with the City of London’s Strategic Plan.
Multi-Year Grant allocations for 2020-2023 have now been completed.
Innovation and Capital grants are an annual process with $495,954 available each year.
Innovation grants are provided to new, emerging organizations and/or initiatives that engage in dynamic community partnerships, innovative improvements to service delivery and system collaboration, and/or generate new ideas.
Capital grants are provided for projects involving construction or purchase of physical assets, including, but not limited to, land, building and associated renovation costs.
Boys’ & Girls’ Club of London (Gym Improvement)Funding will support the refurbishing of the gymnasium floor, providing increased recreational opportunities for children, youth, seniors, families, and community partners. The new gym floor will offer more functional space that will allow more recreation and sport activities and increase physical activity participation of members and visitors. Funding allocated: $35,000
Southwest Aboriginal Health Access Centre (Nshwaasnangong Child Care and Family Centre) Funding will support the installation of the security system at the Child Care and Family Centre, providing a safe and secure place for children and families to gather and learn. Funding allocated: $80,000
Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association / Black London Network (Black London Network Outreach Program) Funding will support virtual workshops and lessons for children and youth on Black confidence, leadership, current events, Black history, culture, and music. Sessions will feature Black leaders, historians, and activists, strengthening Black history education and fostering increased engagement and a sense of inclusion for London’s Black communities. Funding allocated: $87,511
Nigerian Association of London and Area (Mental Health Programming for Racialized Londoners) Funding will support the delivery of a range of dignified, inclusive, and compassionate mental health and addiction services, supports, and educational programs for racialized communities. Community partnerships and referrals with service providers will be strengthened through collaboration and education opportunities. Funding allocated: $43,000
Pillar Nonprofit Network (Mobilizing for an Inclusive Economy & Community) Funding will support the development of Equity & Inclusion Reflection and Framework and Toolkits. Resources will be co-created with equity serving organizations that have lived experience and systems expertise to develop, test, and implement a racial and gender+ equity lens framework and toolkits, which can be applied at the citizen, organizational, and community level. Funding allocated: $35,000
ReForest London (Seed Hub & Community Tree Nursery Development) Funding will support the implementation of London’s first native tree seed program and community nursery. Based on best practices, the program develops the seed inventory, recruits and trains volunteers and conducts seeding activities across the city. Funding allocated: $32,350
Thames Region Ecological Association (TREA) (The London Thing Library)The London Thing Library is a community space where Londoners can access household tools, equipment, and training to share, repair, create, and learn together. The library provides a low-cost, circular economy approach for residents, reducing barriers to accesses tools and workshops while increasing environmental awareness. Funding allocated: $34,500
The Congress of Black Women Ontario Inc. (Future Smart Youth Program) Funding will support the development of a program for London youths to enhance social, personal, and career life skills. The program will be designed with the consciousness of the challenges that marginalized youth have experienced and will better equip them to be successful. Funding allocated: $33,000
The London Cross-Cultural Learner Centre (Yazidi Children and Youth Peer Support Project) Funding will support a new locally created innovative peer support program addressing the needs of traumatized children and through peer support and mentorship. The program aims to improve the social, spiritual, and mental wellness of the Yazidi youth and children while considering non-westernized approaches, linguistic, and cultural background. Creating leadership and mentoring opportunities, empowering youth and creating a sense of belonging in a safe and welcoming community. Funding allocated: $84,518
WeBridge Community Services (Voices: Black Seniors and Youth Educational Workshops) Funding will support Black identifying seniors and youth through educative sessions creating a space to meet, learn, and share experiences. Using an Afrocentric model will help to empower and strengthen intergenerational, community, and personal growth connections. Funding allocated: $31,075
Across Languages Translation and Interpretation Service (Remote Interpretation Ontario Change Agent Project) · Funding will support a Change Agent to implement the Remote Interpretation Ontario service. Working with community partners and service providers through training, coaching, and team sessions, front line staff across London will understand the care paths and easily be able to access different modes of interpretation at the correct time, thus transforming service delivery across several sectors. Funding allocated: $65,623