City announces 2021 Community Grant recipients

2021 Community Grant recipients

Guelph, Ont., March 24, 2021 – The City of Guelph has granted 50 not-for-profit community organizations with $313,400 in funding for activities that enhance quality of life, inclusivity, opportunities, and social supports in the community.

“We are pleased to contribute financially to various local organizations committed to enhancing community well-being and safety through the important programs and services they provide,” says Alex Goss, manager of Community Investment.

This year, the City received requests for about $550,000 in funding. Grants to 24 recipients are funded for more than one year, pending budget approval year-to-year. That means these programs and services can be planned for and implemented over a longer term; up to three years in some cases. Of the $313,400, about $185,000 was previously committed through multi-year funding.

Applications were evaluated by the Community Grant panel consisting of Guelph residents. The panel compared each organization’s work with the goals of the Community Grant, level of support from the community, capacity to do the work, and financial need.

For a detailed list of recipients, funding amounts and projects, visit

About the Community Grant program

Each year, we allocate grant funding to incorporated not-for-profit organizations, with or without charitable status, that can show how their work will improve quality of life for Guelph residents. Eligible organizations can apply for grants to be used for core operating costs, one-off events, special programming or projects, or for small capital items that improve their services.

Community grants are different from the Emergency Fund, which supports services or programs to meet community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media contact

Alex Goss, Manager
Community Investment, Culture and Recreation
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2675
[email protected]