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Council Approves Funding for 2014 Grant Programs

Feb 12, 2014

Today, Mississauga City Council approved more than $2.8 million in funding for the Arts and Culture, Cultural Festivals and Celebrations (CFC), Recreation and Sport and Environment Grant Programs.

 

“Our cultural grant programs support not-for-profit arts, culture and heritage groups and festivals in Mississauga,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services. “Cultural activities are one of the key reasons why people choose to live in and visit our city. The City’s priority is to make grants available to help maintain and develop local talent and to nurture new arts and cultural groups and festivals.”

 

Mitcham says community grant funding exists so that groups can work with the City to provide Mississauga residents with much needed programs, services or projects.

 

According to Mitcham, through the City’s recreation and sport granting programs and environmental granting program, the City of Mississauga is building professionalism, accountability and sustainability within the local neighbourhood and community.

 
Approved Grant Allocations

 

2014 Arts and Culture Grant Program

 

  • Art Gallery of Mississauga - $325,000
  • Chamber Music Society of Mississauga - $70,000
  • Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre - $10,000
  • Girls Rock Camp Mississauga - $8,375
  • Heritage Mississauga Foundation - $215,000
  • Living Arts Centre in Mississauga - $100,000
  • Mississauga Arts Council - $248,450
  • Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble - $5,350
  • Mississauga Children’s Choir - $20,000
  • Mississauga Chinese Arts Organization - $11,000
  • Mississauga Choral Society - $70,000
  • Mississauga Festival Choir - $11,250
  • Mississauga Festival Youth Choir - $14,500
  • Mississauga Santa Claus Parade - $10,000
  • Mississauga Symphony Orchestra - $110,000
  • Sampradaya Dance Creations - $112,000
  • Sawitri Theatre Group - $14,000
  • Streetsville Historical Society - $2,000
  • Theatre Unlimited - $14,000
  • Visual Arts Mississauga - $115,000
  • Vychodna Slovak Dancers - $8,000
  • Youth Troopers for Global Awareness - $27,150
  • Chamber Music Society of Mississauga INC - $5,000
  • Meadowvale Theatre Advisory Board - $5,000
  • Mississauga Symphony Orchestra - $5,000
  • Port Credit Village Project - $5,000

Total investment - $1,541,075

 

2014 Cultural Festivals and Celebrations (CFC) Grant Program

  • Bollywood Monster Mashup - $22,220
  • Carassauga Festival - $121,309
  • Fiesta Ng Kalayaan - $9,618
  • Malton Community Festival - $5,049
  • Mississauga Waterfront Festival - $96,007
  • MuslimFest - $35,510
  • Paint the Town Red - $52,135
  • Port Credit Busker Fest - $14,711
  • Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival - $86,548
  • Streetsville Canada Day - $6,968
  • Streetsville Founders’ Bread & Honey Festival - $40,357

Total investment - $490,432

 

2014 Recreation and Sport Grant Program

  • Safe City Mississauga - $318,075
  • Mississauga Sports Council - $85,000
  • The Riverwood Conservancy - $131,859
  • Volunteer MBC - $35,000
  • St John Ambulance - $7,500
  • Square One Older Adult Centre - $66,393
  • Nexus Youth Services - $40,115
  • Global 180 Student Communications Inc - $6,200
  • Community Living Mississauga - $10,000
  • Applewood Centre for Adult Learning - $10,000
  • Erin Mills Youth Centre - $10,000
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Peel - $10,000
  • Mississauga Friendship Association - $10,000
  • Mississauga Chinese Business Association - $5,000
  • Multicultural Inter-Agency Group of Peel - $5,000
  • Citizens for the Advancement of Community Development - $3,500

Total investment - $753,642

 

 

2014 Environment Grant Program

  • EcoSource - $75,000

Total investment - $75,000

 

City Council has also approved a plan to make Pan Am Games-focused applications a priority in 2015 allowing a maximum of $5,000 per project.

 

“This funding will encourage Mississauga’s arts and culture groups to create projects related to the Pan Am Games,” said Mitcham. “This momentum will lead to continued excitement about the games for our all residents.”


Twittercue: Council approves funding for 2014 Grant Program and encourages Pan Am projects in 2015.

 

 

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 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 "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

 

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Media Contact:

Lindsay Noronha

Communications Advisor, Community Services

905-615-3200 ext. 5053            

lindsay.noronha@mississauga.ca

TTY: 905-896-5151






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