Municipal Grants

The Township of Muskoka Lakes recognizes the valued contributions being provided through the volunteer efforts of community organizations and agencies on behalf of the citizens. Municipal donations demonstrate Council’s commitment to working with groups which provide these beneficial programs, services or projects to the community while at the same time recognizing the financial constraints impacting the Township’s ability to provide funding to these groups.

Each year, as part of its annual budget process, Council will determine the amount of funding to be provided for all municipal grants/donations.  The Grants Committee reviews requests and makes recommendations to Council. Council retains the right to make the final decision on both the overall funding allocation and the individual grant/donation.

The guidelines establish eligibility requirements, identify the types of funding available and outline the application process.  An annual application with supporting documentation will need to be filed by the deadline provided so that all requests can be reviewed and included as part of the following years’ preliminary budget.

Applying for a Municipal Grant

The process to apply for a municipal grant, as well as the qualification details, are outlined in the Municipal Grant Policy.

C-FS-09 Grants to Organizations Policy

Community Grants - 

Community Grants are intended to provide modest levels of support and assistance to community not for profit organizations.

2019 Community Grant Guidelines 
2019 Community Grant Application Form

Deadline - December 11, 2018

Event & Festival Grants - 

Festival and Event Grants are intended to support or enhance new and existing Events or Festivals. Events and Festivals are considered tourism drivers, and provide an economic spin-off for the community via visitor spending and overnight stays.

2019 Event & Festival Grant Guidelines
2019 Event & Festival Grant Application Form

Deadline - December 11, 2018

Below is a listing of other funding/grant programs that may be of interest to your organization.

Other Funding Sources


Township Contact:
Corey Moore
Communications & Economic Development Specialist
(705) 765-3156 Ext 215



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