Grants and Student Awards

Ontario Endowment for Children & Youth in Recreation Fund

This fund supports recreation needs of low-income children, youth at risk and children with special needs.
Grants generally are in the $2,000 to $8,000 range.

Priorities & Criteria

Through this fund, the Hamilton Community Foundation will dedicate specific resources to recreational initiatives with a focus on providing recreational opportunities to those who would otherwise not have access to them.

Successful projects will:

In addition to the values integral to all Hamilton Community Foundation work, proposals that address the following priorities are encouraged:

Please note that applications for support for March Break/December holiday camps may be considered but not summer camps. Summer camp requests are welcome to the Spectator Summer Camp Fund. Projects that have been funded in the past through this fund are welcome to re-apply, however priority will be given to new projects.

New for 2020

A new stream has been added to this call for proposals.  Charitable organizations (or non-profit organizations under fiscal sponsorship of a registered charity) are invited to submit applications for consideration of the Fengate Recreation Fund.  The purpose of the Fund is to support access to sport and recreational activities in or about the general area around the Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre.

Criteria for this funding is:

Complete and submit the online grant application with required attachments. Application deadline June 3, 2024 – 5:00 p.m. 

* If you are applying with a fiscal sponsor you must include a partnership agreement and your application must be signed by the Executive Director and Board Chair of the organization holding charitable status.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Sharon Charters at: (905) 523-5600 x 242 /