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!
Sectoral Impact Projects
Develop new services, models or tools to help the sector build and manage affordable housing.
Sector Transformation Fund
Enhance the capacity of your local organization to provide affordable housing in a better way.
Community-Based Tenant Initiative
Develop projects that aim to engage tenants/co-op members in housing decisions that affect them.
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.
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.
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.
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