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City Council Approves $3.6 Million in Funding for 2018 Culture and Community Grants Program

Feb 07, 2018

The City of Mississauga is investing a total of $3,675,205.17 in funding to community groups, arts groups, heritage groups and festivals/celebrations through the 2018 Culture and Community Grants Program.

“The City is making investments to develop local talent and inspire new programs and services which meet community needs. The grants directly contribute to the overall well-being of our city,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services. “Residents can access a variety of activities and events that complement City programs. Funding also ensures community organizations are accountable and sustainable in providing these services.”

Approved by Council, the grants support not-for-profit community projects, programs and services in the following areas: 
• Arts and Culture/Culture Projects:  $1,739,477
• Cultural Festivals and Celebrations: $774,500
• Community Grants and Multi-Year Agreements: $1,161,205.17

   ARTS AND CULTURE/CULTURE PROJECTS

Pillar Cultural Organizations Stream
Art Gallery of Mississauga
$325,000
Mississauga Arts Council
$269,670
Heritage Mississauga
$230,000
Visual Arts Mississauga
$155,000
Mississauga Symphony Orchestra
$150,000
Living Arts Centre (LAC)
$100,000
Established Organizations
Sampradaya Dance Creations
$120,000
Chamber Music Society of Mississauga
$75,000
Mississauga Choral Society
$59,300
Sawitri Theatre Group
$30,000
Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
$40,790
Mississauga Children's Choir
$21,000
Mississauga Chinese Arts Organization
$18,000
Mississauga Festival Youth Choir
$18,000
Mississauga Festival Choir
$16,000
Theatre Unlimited
$15,500
Mississauga Potters Guild
$12,000
Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble
$4,217
Streetsville Historical Society
$4,000
New and Emerging
Small Arms Society
$25,000
Canadian Arabic Orchestra
$15,000
Frog in Hand
$7,500
Ink Movement
$3,500
Culture Projects
Chamber Music Society – Live in the Gardens of Riverwood
$5,000
Frog in Hand – Apprentices: Pilot Program
$5,000
Hand Eye Society – Games on the Block
$5,000
Mississauga Arts Council – Boxes and Banners Project Phase 2
$5,000
Mississauga Writers Group – Creating and Printing Anthologies
$5,000
TOTAL 2018 RECOMMENDATIONS
$1,739,477

2018 CULTURAL FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS

Established Festivals
Carassauga
$120,000
Southside Shuffle Blues and BBQ Festival
$100,000
Mississauga Waterfront Festival
$97,500
Bollywood Monster Mashup
$90,000
Paint the Town Red Port Credit
$70,000
Mosaic South Asian Heritage Festival
$55,000
Muslimfest
$50,000
Streetsville Founder's Bread and Honey Festival
$47,000
Port Credit Busker Fest
$20,000
Philippine Festival Mississauga
$17,000
Streetsville Christmas in the Village
$10,000
Mississauga Polish Day
$7,500
Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival
$7,500
New & Emerging Festivals
Malton Celebrates Canada Day
$23,000
Mississauga Italfest
$10,000
One-time Major Events
Blackwood Gallery,Work ofWind
$50,000
TOTAL 2018 RECOMMENDATIONS
$774,500

2018 COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAMAND MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENTS

Multi-Year Funding Agreements
Active Adult Centre of Mississauga (formerly Square One Older Adult Centre)
$272,393
Mississauga Sports Council
$85,000
Nexus Youth Services
$40,115
Safe City Mississauga
$204,288
St John Ambulance
$7,500
The Riverwood Conservancy
$331,859
Volunteer MBC
$35,000
Ecosource
$82,500
Annual Community Grant Program
Applewood Centre for Adult Learning
$9,153
Backyard Farm and Market
$4,896
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel (BBBSP)
$10,000
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
$5,000
Global 180
$6,844.50
Many Feathers Cooperative Incorporated
$7,791.71
MIAG Centre for Diverse Women and Families
$2,864.96
Cloverleaf Garden Club
$3,000
Senior Tamil Society of Peel
$10,000
The Dam
$5,000
Small Project Matching
Small Project Matching
$38,000
TOTAL 2018 RECOMMENDATIONS
$1,161,205.17

Council also approved funding for the Small Project Matching Grant Program. Launched in 2017, the program provides matching funds of up to $2,500 to Affiliated and Recognized Community Groups in good standing with the City of Mississauga’s Community Group Support Policy (08-01-01). The Small Project Matching Grants Program supports projects that strengthen neighbourhoods, increase resident engagement and enhance opportunities for Mississauga residents to participate in neighbourhood events and activities. 2018 applications will be accepted year round starting in the spring and until the annual funding allocation has been awarded. For more information visit: mississauga.ca/communitygroups.
 
For more information about the City’s grant programs, visit mississauga.ca/grants.

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