Grant applications

Community Grants

Each year the City of Guelph allocates funding to not-for-profit organizations to support the work they do in improving community wellbeing. Eligible organizations can apply for funding that supports operating costs, events, special programs or projects, or for small capital items that support the quality of life of Guelph residents.

COVID-19 Response Funding

Organizations can apply for the Emergency Fund OR the Tourism Recovery Fund, but not both.

Emergency Fund

Phase 2 of the 2021 Emergency Fund is now closed.

The Emergency Fund is available to businesses and organizations impacted by COVID-19, as well as individuals working to address community needs as part of Guelph’s economic recovery plan.

Tourism Recovery Fund

The Tourism Recovery Fund of $350,000 is available to not-for-profit and for-profit tourism organizations to help recovery initiatives, and adapt services or programs during COVID-19 to meet industry needs for the purpose of economic recovery of Guelph’s tourism industry, $250,000 of available funding will be awarded now. The remaining $100,000 will be announced later in 2021 to address any gaps in programming such as collaborative destination attractions and partnerships, subject to public health guidelines.