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Application Deadline: Places to Grow Implementation Fund 12:00 pm
Application Deadline: Places to Grow Implementation Fund @ Online
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm
The Places to Grow Implementation Fund supports projects that promote and help achieve the policies and goals of the Province’s growth plans – the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by: increasing knowledge and understanding of growth planning in Ontario through research and data collection and/or; fostering greater public knowledge, awareness and understanding of the merits of growth planning in Ontario through training and education. The Fund has a budget of $200,000 to support a limited number of projects with grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. In 2017-18, consideration will be given to projects and research initiatives that build awareness of and advance growth planning in Ontario, including areas of focus such as: Building healthy, complete communities in urban, suburban and/or rural contexts. Increasing intensification and addressing barriers to it. Achieving transit-supportive densities. Designing high quality compact built form and public open spaces. Achieving a range and mix of housing options, including affordable housing, to serve all sizes, incomes, and ages of households. Aligning land use planning with economic development strategies and emerging trends. Integrating land use planning with planning and investment in infrastructure and public service facilities. Mitigating and adapting to climate change and creating low-carbon or net-zero communities. This grant is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
Motel: Documentary Film Screening 7:00 pm
Motel: Documentary Film Screening @ Niagara Falls History Museum
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Motel, which just had its world premiere at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, is about an old honeymoon motel in the falls that was turned into affordable housing. The film is an intimate portrait of the managers and some of its residents as they try to build a positive and welcoming community. Director Jesse McCracken will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion. This screening is hosted by the Niagara Falls History Museum.
No Fixed Address
No Fixed Address @ Pen Centre
Aug 11 all-day
No Fixed Address is an event experience to raise awareness and funds to help solve the rising problem of hidden homelessness, to educate about the reasons behind those who are calling their car “home”, and to impact individuals through an experience that will inspire them to be the voice of change for the “hidden homeless”. No Fixed Address is a 24 hour Live-In-Your-Car-A-Thon. Like a marathon or a walk-a-thon, participants will gather sponsorships from friends and family and take part in an event that gives them a taste of what it is like to have to live in their car. Over the course of 24 hours participants will experience just how little room a car has when you sleep in it, what a soup kitchen diet looks like and how difficult it is to find a private rest room when you most need it. They will be stretched and challenged. They will want to laugh, cry and reflect. They will leave forever changed. This event is hosted by YWCA Niagara Region.
Deadline: NCF Mini-Grant Application 12:00 pm
Deadline: NCF Mini-Grant Application @ Online
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm
The Mini-Grants Program provides $500 grants to eligible organizations for projects that address the Foundation’s granting priorities. This program provides a time-sensitive, streamlined and responsive process for smaller projects. This grant is not suitable for projects that have a budget exceeding $2000. Grant-Making Priorities: Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or, Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training. More information can be found here. This grant is provided by the Niagara Community Foundation.

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Deadline: NCF Community Grant Application @ Online
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

Niagara Community Foundation’s Community Grants Program focuses on finding ways to help individuals, families, organizations and communities prosper.

While Niagara is facing many challenges, we also have an opportunity to seek new and sustainable ways of addressing community issues and creating a more collaborative approach to meeting the challenges facing organizations and our community.

Grant Making Priorities:

  • Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or,
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training

Click here for more information on eligibility and the application process.

This grant is provided by Niagara Community Foundation.


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