Grants

As a sector-born initiative, backed by the National Housing Strategy, we offer grants to community-housing providers, community-housing service providers and community organizations in the form of three separate programs. Whether your project is worth $500 or $500,000, we want to hear about it!

How does it work?  

Step 1 Identify your idea 

Have you identified an issue within your organization? Your project needs to identify the issue or challenge that you want to address and propose a method that will lead to effective change. 

Step 2 Be creative! Be innovative! 

What can you do differently in order to address the issue at hand? Projects need to include new approaches and/or tools within the organization or the community-housing sector. This does not necessarily mean that the methods are altogether new, but they have to be new in the context of your project.  

Step 3 Evaluate transformational

Will your project have a sustainable and significant impact? For example, will it result in better involvement of your tenants within their housing? Will it create a strengthened and more efficient organization? Will there be more housing units built? Will it make the community-housing sector more resilient? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then you are definitely on the right track. 

Step 4 Call us to discuss your idea 

At the Centre, we can assist you with the application process. Please call us and talk to our program managers. They will help you formulate ideas and define innovative methods. You could then benefit from one of our grants.  

Questions?

Read through our FAQ and follow these steps to help you prepare to apply for the Centre’s funds. The checklist is meant as a guideline to support you in your application process.

Sectoral Impact Projects

Develop new services, models or tools to help the sector build and manage affordable housing

 

Local Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Enhance the capacity of your local organization to provide affordable housing in a better way

Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund

Develop projects that aim to engage tenants/co-op members in housing decisions that affect them 

Explore some of our awarded projects

Discover a selection of some of the Centre's many approved projects that are transforming the community-housing sector.

Project seeks to improve relations between Indigenous renters and landlords in Lac-St-Jean

Project seeks to improve relations between Indigenous renters and landlords in Lac-St-Jean

Looking out for Toronto’s silent minorities

Looking out for Toronto’s silent minorities

Ottawa ACORN takes multi-prong approach to boosting tenant rights

Ottawa ACORN takes multi-prong approach to boosting tenant rights

Improving building standards through accountability and retrofits in Toronto

Improving building standards through accountability and retrofits in Toronto

Training new generations of tenant leaders

Training new generations of tenant leaders

Project will build skills and confidence among low-income tenants

Project will build skills and confidence among low-income tenants

Strength in unity for Toronto supportive housing

Strength in unity for Toronto supportive housing

New models sought for treating, housing women with addiction issues

New models sought for treating, housing women with addiction issues

Activist experience to aid tenant involvement in huge B.C. suburb

Activist experience to aid tenant involvement in huge B.C. suburb

Training tomorrow’s leaders today!

Training tomorrow’s leaders today!

Community project will empower P.E.I.’s Indigenous tenants

Community project will empower P.E.I.’s Indigenous tenants

Parkdale tenants battle to keep apartment towers affordable

Parkdale tenants battle to keep apartment towers affordable

Real-Life Rental Guide for Empowering Inclusion in Affordable Housing

Real-Life Rental Guide for Empowering Inclusion in Affordable Housing

Boosting diversity and participation the goal of Ottawa Citizens Corp

Boosting diversity and participation the goal of Ottawa Citizens Corp

Safe at Home Society RHI Application Seed Funding

Safe at Home Society RHI Application Seed Funding

Creating a Non-Profit Housing Development Corporation

Creating a Non-Profit Housing Development Corporation

Creating a resource centre to increase development capacity in Toronto’s supportive housing sector

Creating a resource centre to increase development capacity in Toronto’s supportive housing sector

Governance framework for Rising Tide Community Initiatives Inc.

Governance framework for Rising Tide Community Initiatives Inc.

Podcasts – ‘Un toit, un droit’ (One roof, one right)

Podcasts – ‘Un toit, un droit’ (One roof, one right)

Eglinton Oakwood Tenant Solidarity Program

Eglinton Oakwood Tenant Solidarity Program

Elders-In-Residence program at Kikékyelc: A place of belonging

Elders-In-Residence program at Kikékyelc: A place of belonging

Organizing the Student Community Housing Sector

Organizing the Student Community Housing Sector

Transforming Social Housing in Manitoba: Business Planning and Community Control

Transforming Social Housing in Manitoba: Business Planning and Community Control

Housing Catalyst Fund

Housing Catalyst Fund

Promotion and Realization of the Right to Housing of Racialized Tenants in Montreal

Promotion and Realization of the Right to Housing of Racialized Tenants in Montreal

Buddy Up! — Digital Tools for Sharing Knowledge and Building Capacity among Members in Housing Cooperatives

Buddy Up! — Digital Tools for Sharing Knowledge and Building Capacity among Members in Housing Cooperatives

Increasing Housing Units for Marginalized Population Groups

Increasing Housing Units for Marginalized Population Groups

Community Housing for Quebec Seniors and Elderly

Community Housing for Quebec Seniors and Elderly

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Service Five Year Strategic Plan

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Service Five Year Strategic Plan

Building Capacity in Orleans through Collaboration

Building Capacity in Orleans through Collaboration

Downtown Eastside Vancouver SRO Hub

Downtown Eastside Vancouver SRO Hub

Empowering Nova Scotians to Realize Their Housing Rights

Empowering Nova Scotians to Realize Their Housing Rights

Greener Co-op Microgrant 2020

Greener Co-op Microgrant 2020

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Explore our resource centre

This section offers a growing selection of resources, including a resource Tool Box and a Self-Evaluation Tool.

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