News release

City of Mississauga Launches 2017 Culture and Community Grants Program

City services | August 18, 2016

The City of Mississauga is now accepting applications from arts, culture and community organizations requiring financial support in 2017.

In anticipation of the Canada 150th anniversary events expected to take place throughout Mississauga next year, the City is offering a grant program in 2017 that focuses specifically on this monumental celebration.

“The Culture grant programs are one of the most important tools the City has to encourage the growth and development of the arts community in Mississauga,” said Paul Damaso, Director, Culture Division, City of Mississauga. “Making these grants available helps to strengthen the cultural sector and increases the economic and social impacts arts and culture has on our city.”

The grants fall into four categories.

Grant Programs

The Arts and Culture Grant Program

This program provides operating funding for not-for-profit cultural organizations. The grant helps organizations advance knowledge and develop exemplary programs and services that further the understanding and the appreciation of the arts, culture and heritage for the citizens of Mississauga.

The Culture Projects Grant Program

This program is intended to support Canada’s 150th anniversary events or activities taking place between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

The Culture Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program

This program assists Mississauga-based organizations by providing funding for costs associated with providing a clean and safe venue for the presentation of arts, heritage and cultural festivals and celebrations.

The Community Grant Program

This program assists Mississauga-based, not-for-profit community groups in their delivery of programs and services benefiting the Mississauga community.


The deadline to apply for all grants is Friday, October 14, 2016 by 4:30 p.m.

Information sessions are planned for organizations interested in applying to the City’s grant programs as outlined below. Information sessions are mandatory for organizations that have not received funding in the past two years.

Arts & Culture Grant Information Sessions


Tuesday, August 30, 9 to 11 a.m. and Tuesday, September 6, 6 to 8 p.m.


Mississauga Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West.

Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant Information Sessions


Wednesday, August 31, 9 to 11 a.m. and Wednesday, September 7, 6 to 8 p.m.


Mississauga Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West.

Community Grant Information Sessions


Tuesday, September 13, 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, September 15, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Mississauga Central Library Classroom 3, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West.

For more information on how to apply:

Culture Grants

Contact the Culture Division at 905-615-3200 ext. 5476 or email Applications and guidelines are available at Applications must be submitted online.

Community Grants

Contact the Recreation Division at 905-615-3200 ext. 4313 or email
Applications and guidelines are available online at Applications must be submitted online.

Media Contact:
Lindsay Noronha
Corporate Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 3940
TTY: 905-896-5151