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City of Mississauga Launches 2011 Grant Programs

Sep 21, 2010

The City of Mississauga is now accepting applications from community-based groups and organizations for 2011 financial support through its various granting programs: The City's Corporate Grant Program for local community groups and the Arts and Culture Grant Program for local arts, heritage and culture organizations.

"We value and support the unique work of the City’s many community groups and our arts and culture community,” said Commissioner of Community Services Paul Mitcham.  “Our granting programs support the cultivation of vibrant communities and strengthen arts and culture in Mississauga.”

City of Mississauga Grant Programs
The City of Mississauga provides financial support to a range of community-based groups and organizations through the following granting programs:

  1. Corporate Grant Program for non-arts/cultural Mississauga community groups
  2. Arts and Culture Grant Program for local arts, culture and heritage groups
  3. Technical Assistance Grants for established arts, heritage and cultural groups, providing short-term assistance to help achieve long-term sustainability.

How to Apply for Corporate Grants

Application forms and guidelines for the Corporate Grant Program are available atwww.mississauga.ca/communitygroups or by contacting Cheryl Anderson at 905-896-5322.

How to Apply for Arts and Culture Grants

For more information on the Arts and Culture Grant Program, contact 905-615-3200 ext. 5476 or email grantsinfo@mississauga.ca. Application forms and guidelines for the 2011 Arts and Culture Grant Program are available at: www.mississauga.ca/portal/discover/grantinformation.

Deadline for submissions for corporate grants and arts and culture grants is Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 4 p.m. All grant requests will be subject to a comprehensive review to ensure each application meets the published grant criteria.

Governance Seminar: Arts and Culture Grant Program

This interactive seminar will focus on issues surrounding governance for non-profit organizations and will be jointly led by Culture Division staff as well as representatives of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) who will provide a detailed presentation on the OAC’s Compass Program. Those interested are invited to attend the seminar on Thursday, September 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Committee Room A, on the second floor of the Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive.

 As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens’ quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: “Leading Today for Tomorrow.”

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