City services | February 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
Total investment – $1,541,075
2014 Cultural Festivals and Celebrations (CFC) Grant Program
Total investment – $490,432
2014 Recreation and Sport Grant Program
Total investment – $753,642
2014 Environment Grant Program
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.”
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.
Communications Advisor, Community Services
905-615-3200 ext. 5053