Attention Grant Seekers

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Look at the list of open call funds, to see where your project might fit.

Check out the latest annual report to understand the scope of projects funded last year.

Explore the resources being compiled by HCF for recent thinking and best practices in priority areas.

Investigate other funding opportunities available through the Hamilton funders network.

Community Fund


The Neighbourhood Action Grants program represents the evolution of the Community Fund focus from “Tackling Poverty Together” to this comprehensive program which aligns with the City’s Neighbourhoood Development Strategy. In particular, it continues and deepens Hamilton Community Foundation’s support for the implementation of neighbourhood action plans and resident-led projects in HCF designated hubs.

In HCF-designated hubs (Keith, Gibson/Lansdale (GALA), Crown Point, McQuesten, Riverdale, Davis Creek, South Sherman and Jamesville), the upcoming call will cover:

  • Service provider grants: for registered charities, committed to neighbourhood development that partner with Local Planning Teams to meet specific actions in the neighbourhood plans. Up to $20,000 per grant will be available. The Foundation has a particular interest in opportunities that provide community access to space for programs, services and meetings.
  • Small grants: Up to $5,500 will be available per hub for resident-led community action projects. This includes $500 to assist with Local Planning Team meeting costs.

As in the previous “TPT” program, Hamilton Community Foundation will continue its funding for community development workers in the hubs as well as to the Neighbourhood Leadership Institute.

Please look for this call for proposals from the Foundation in mid-July. In the meantime, we encourage you to begin now in considering how your organization’s grant proposal will align with and support neighbourhood development and the neighbourhood action plans.

Information re: Neighbourhood Action Grant Applications

  1. Granting Guidelines for 2013

Application and Report Forms

Other Resources

  1. Small Project Funding Toolkit
  2. Additional resources including information on neighbourhood planning and contact infomration for the Community Development Workers can be accessed here

Past Grants