2021 Muskoka Community Grant Program

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The District supports the enhancement of community well-being with a focus on improving a positive quality of life for our most vulnerable population. One way of helping to achieve this goal is through community-funded programs.

The 2021 Community Grant Program is kicking off with the release of third-wave funding made available through the Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF).

What is the SSRF?

The SSRF is a direct result of COVID-19 and is supported by the Province of Ontario through the District’s Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI). Through grants of up to $10,000, this fund intends to provide financial assistance to community groups that offer essential services such as food and shelter programs or other necessary programs to help vulnerable populations during COVID-19.

Eligibility Requirements

To receive the SSRF, all applicants must:

  1. Already operate as a recognized group or program in the community, or be identified as a required support/service in relation to COVID-19;
  2. Already operating as a partner to the District with respect to providing services and supports through the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) or be able to provide supports during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  3. Have identified the need for additional funds to support food programs or other necessary programs to help vulnerable populations during COVID-19;
  4. Have the capacity to utilize the funding requested in an urgent manner, to support vulnerable residents during COVID-19;
  5. Be able to strengthen and enhance the well-being of our community members who are in need during the COVID-19 crisis;
  6. Be of benefit to Muskoka residents, in particular, vulnerable groups including seniors, homeless, low-income, people with disabilities or mobility issues, youth, etc.; and
  7. Be able to commit to reporting requirements as outlined in the application.

For questions regarding this application please contact Sandra Daleman, Manager of Homelessness Programs and Services via email at Sandra.Daleman@muskoka.on.ca.

Apply Now: The application is available in the Application Tab below or at the following link: Apply to the SSRF

Additional Grant Opportunities

Additional grant opportunities including the Pay it Forward Grant (PIF) and the Community Enhancement Fund (CE) will be communicated as we continue to monitor COVID-19 in our communities.

For updates regarding the Community Grant Program and available grant opportunities, subscribe to this page to receive email updates right to your inbox! Just look for the blue megaphone on this page and enter your email in the box provided.




The District supports the enhancement of community well-being with a focus on improving a positive quality of life for our most vulnerable population. One way of helping to achieve this goal is through community-funded programs.

The 2021 Community Grant Program is kicking off with the release of third-wave funding made available through the Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF).

What is the SSRF?

The SSRF is a direct result of COVID-19 and is supported by the Province of Ontario through the District’s Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI). Through grants of up to $10,000, this fund intends to provide financial assistance to community groups that offer essential services such as food and shelter programs or other necessary programs to help vulnerable populations during COVID-19.

Eligibility Requirements

To receive the SSRF, all applicants must:

  1. Already operate as a recognized group or program in the community, or be identified as a required support/service in relation to COVID-19;
  2. Already operating as a partner to the District with respect to providing services and supports through the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) or be able to provide supports during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  3. Have identified the need for additional funds to support food programs or other necessary programs to help vulnerable populations during COVID-19;
  4. Have the capacity to utilize the funding requested in an urgent manner, to support vulnerable residents during COVID-19;
  5. Be able to strengthen and enhance the well-being of our community members who are in need during the COVID-19 crisis;
  6. Be of benefit to Muskoka residents, in particular, vulnerable groups including seniors, homeless, low-income, people with disabilities or mobility issues, youth, etc.; and
  7. Be able to commit to reporting requirements as outlined in the application.

For questions regarding this application please contact Sandra Daleman, Manager of Homelessness Programs and Services via email at Sandra.Daleman@muskoka.on.ca.

Apply Now: The application is available in the Application Tab below or at the following link: Apply to the SSRF

Additional Grant Opportunities

Additional grant opportunities including the Pay it Forward Grant (PIF) and the Community Enhancement Fund (CE) will be communicated as we continue to monitor COVID-19 in our communities.

For updates regarding the Community Grant Program and available grant opportunities, subscribe to this page to receive email updates right to your inbox! Just look for the blue megaphone on this page and enter your email in the box provided.