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City Council Approves Nearly $3 Million in Funding for 2016 Community Grant Programs

Feb 10, 2016

This year, the City is investing a total of $2,987,742 in funding for community culture, festivals, recreation, sport and environment programs. Approved by City Council earlier today, grant funding will support not-for-profit community projects, programs and services. Of the funding awarded, $736,656 has been allocated for the 2016 Recreation and Sport grant program which includes the Environment grant program and $2,251,086 has been allocated for both the Arts and Culture and Cultural Festivals and Celebrations (CFC) grant programs. 

“Grants help to enrich quality of life, build community spirit and inspire residents,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services. “Each year, the City awards local non-profit organizations with funding for the arts, culture and sport programs providing residents with access to a variety of programs, services, activities and events.”

PROJECTS TO BE FUNDED BY THE GRANT PROGRAM INCLUDE:

2016 Arts and Culture grant program total investment – $1,599,233
Operating Grants

• $325,000 – Art Gallery of Mississauga
• $269,670 – Mississauga Arts Council
• $225,000 – Heritage Mississauga Foundation
• $120,000 – Mississauga Symphony Orchestra
• $120,000 – Sampradaya Dance Creations
• $120,000 – Visual Arts Mississauga
• $100,000 – Living Arts Centre in Mississauga 
• $70,000 – Chamber Music Society of Mississauga
• $66,500 – Mississauga Choral Society
• $45,000 – Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
• $21,000 – Mississauga Children’s Choir
• $15,500 – Theatre Unlimited
• $14,000 – Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre
• $14,000 – Mississauga Festival Youth Choir
• $13,500 – Sawitri Theatre Group
• $12,500 – Mississauga Chinese Arts Organization
• $12,000 – Mississauga Festival Choir
• $10,000 – Mississauga Santa Claus Parade
• $6,000 – Hispanic Canadian Arts & Culture Association
• $6,000 – Mississauga Potters Guild
• $4,400 – Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble
• $2,000 – Streetsville Historical Society

Project Grants
• $5,000 – Mississauga Pops Concert Band

Capital Grants
• $2,163 – Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre

 2016 Cultural Festivals and Celebrations (CFC) grant program total investment – $651,853
• $112,586 – Carassauga Festival
• $97,411 – Mississauga Waterfront Festival
• $92,580 – Bollywood Monster Mashup
• $87,140 – Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival
• $73,352 – Paint the Town Red
• $51,936 – Mosaic – South Asian Heritage Festival
• $39,382 – Streetsville Founders’ Bread & Honey Festival
• $30,273 – MuslimFest
• $17,704 – Malton Celebrates Canada Day
• $17,459 – Port Credit Busker Fest
• $10,355 – Mississauga Latin Festival
• $9,802 – Fiesta Ng Kalayaan
• $7,393 – Streetsville Canada Day
• $4,480 – Malton Community Festival
 
2016 Recreation and Sport grant program total investment – $736,656
Multi-Year Grants
• $235,789 – Safe City Mississauga
• $131,859 – The Riverwood Conservancy
• $85,000 – Mississauga Sports Council
• $66,393 – Square One Older Adult Centre
• $40,115 – Nexus Youth Services
• $35,000 – Volunteer MBC
• $7,500 – St. John Ambulance

 Operating Grants
• $10,000 – Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Peel
• $10,000 – Applewood Centre for Adult Learning
• $10,000 – Mississauga Friendship Association
• $10,000 – Cruisers Sports for Physically Disabled
• $10,000 – The Dam
• $5,000 – Global 180 Student Communication Inc.
• $5,000 – Erin Mills Youth Centre

2016 Environment grant program - Multi-Year Agreement
• $75,000 – Ecosource

For more information about the City’s grant programs, visit mississauga.ca.

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Media Contact:                                                        
Karen Flores
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 5053                                            
Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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