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Council Approves Funding for 2015 Grant Programs

Feb 12, 2015

Mississauga City Council approved more than $3 million in funding for community culture, festivals, recreation and environment programs. The funds are made available through the Arts and Culture, Cultural Festivals and Celebrations (CFC), Recreation and Sport and Environment Grant Programs.
 
“The City’s grants help to develop talent, nurture new arts, foster community groups and support local festivals,” said Community Services Commissioner Paul Mitcham. “Mississauga’s culturally rich, active and engaging community is a key reason why people choose to live in and visit our city.”
 
According to Mitcham, through the grant programs, the City of Mississauga builds and strengthens our neighbourhoods. Grants help community organizations deliver much needed programs and services that complement the City’s programs and also help community organizations become more professional, accountable and sustainable in providing these services.
 
Approved Grant Allocations
 
2015 Arts and Culture Grant Program
Art Gallery of Mississauga - $325,000
Chamber Music Society of Mississauga - $70,000
Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre - $13,200
Heritage Mississauga Foundation - $225,000
Living Arts Centre in Mississauga - $110,000
Mississauga Arts Council - $269,670
Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble - $4,652
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 - $120,000
Sampradaya Dance Creations - $120,000
Sawitri Theatre Group - $14,000
Streetsville Historical Society - $2,000
Theatre Unlimited - $16,500
Visual Arts Mississauga - $120,000
Youth Troopers for Global Awareness - $42,500
Art Gallery of Mississauga - $5,000
Hispanic Canadian Arts & Culture Association - $5,000
Mississauga Festival Choir - $4,300
Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble - $1,088
Total Investment - $1,604,660
 
2015 Cultural Festivals and Celebrations (CFC) Grant Program
Bollywood Monster Mashup - $61,514
Carassauga Festival - $114,714
Fiesta Ng Kalayaan - $14,619
Malton Community Festival - $5,320
Mississauga Waterfront Festival - $100,380
Mosaic – South Asian Heritage Festival - $52,443
MuslimFest - $34,935
Paint the Town Red - $64,051
Port Credit Busker Fest - $18,153
Pride Week in Peel – $1,581
Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival - $94,583
Streetsville Canada Day - $7,446
Streetsville Founders’ Bread & Honey Festival - $45,565
Total Investment - $615,304
 
2015 Recreation and Sport Grant Program
Multi-Year Agreement 2014-18
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
Total Investment - $683,942
 
Annual:
Global 180 Student Communications Inc - $8,555
Community Living Mississauga - $10,500
Applewood Centre for Adult Learning - $6,500
Erin Mills Youth Centre - $10,000
Mississauga Friendship Association - $10,000
Dixie-Bloor Neighbourhood Centre - $9,336
Cruisers Sports for Physically Disabled - $5,000
Multicultural Inter-Agency Group of Peel - $5,000
Total Investment – 64,891
 
2015 Environment Grant Program
Multi-Year Agreement
EcoSource - $75,000
Total Investment - $75,000





Media Contact:
Dolores Bartl-Hofmann
Senior Communications Advisor, Community Services
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5051
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   dolores.bartlhofmann@mississauga.ca


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