Here’s How to Get Some Funding From the City of Mississauga

It's hard to eke out a living as an artist, especially in places where people don't often expect to find great art (although if they look, they'll be pleasantly surprised).

For that reason, a number of Mississauga residents might be happy to hear that the city has launched its 2019 Culture and Community Grants Program.

The City of Mississauga recently announced that applications are officially being accepted.

Mississauga-based arts, culture and community organizations who require city funding for next year are encouraged to apply. The deadline for grant applications is Friday, October 12, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.

Culture Program Guidelines can be found here and Community Grant Program Guidelines can be found here.

All applications must be submitted online here.


Here's a look at the 2019 grants:

1) Arts and Culture Grant Program: provides operating funding for Mississauga-based not-for-profit cultural organizations. The grant helps organizations advance knowledge and develop outstanding programs and services that further participation, understanding and the appreciation of culture and heritage for Mississauga residents.

2) Culture Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program: assists Mississauga-based organizations by providing funding for costs associated with providing a clean and safe venue for the presentation of arts, heritage and cultural festivals and celebrations.

3) Culture Projects Grant Program: supports cultural events, projects or activities taking place between January 1 to December 31, 2019.

4) Community Grant Program: assists Mississauga-based and active not-for-profit community groups; it provides one-year operating and project grants. This grant focuses on facilitating the delivery of recreation and sport, parks and forestry and environment programs and projects which improve the quality of life for Mississauga residents.


Information sessions are available for organizations interested in applying for the city's grant programs.

Sessions are mandatory for organizations that have not received funding from the City within the last two years.

Arts and Culture Grant Information Sessions
[In person only]

Wednesday, August 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, September 4 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Mississauga Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium

301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.

Mississauga, ON

For more information and to register please contact:

905-615-3200 ext. 5476 or email grantsinfo [at] mississauga [dot] ca.


Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant
[In person only]

Thursday, August 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, September 6 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Civic Centre (Second Floor), Committee Room A

300 City Centre Dr.

For more information and to register please contact:

905-615-3200 ext. 5476 or email grantsinfo [at] mississauga [dot] ca.


Community Grants Webinar [Online only]

Tuesday, September 11 from 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 13 from 10 a.m.

A link will be provided once registration is complete.

For more information and to register contact the Recreation Division at 905-615-3200 ext. 4313 or email grants [dot] coordinator [at] mississauga [dot] ca.

Guidelines are available at: mississauga.ca/communitygroups.

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