Community Grants

The Town's grant programs help community groups, not-for-profits, schools, agricultural organizations and other community-minded groups undertake initiatives, projects, activities or events that benefit the community. This includes grants for heritage properties, environmental projects and more. 

For business-related grants and incentives, visit our Economic Development website.

Business grants and incentives

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Caledon Council Community Golf Tournament Event Information

The most successful event in tournament history was hosted on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the picturesque TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley.

Funds were raised at the 2022 event for Abbeyfield House Caledon. Information on the 2023 Primary Grant, as well as Secondary Grant funding and the Scholarship will be released in December 2022.

Caledon Council Community Golf Tournament scholarship and grants

Is your local not-for-profit organization scheduled to complete a specific and measurable community capital project?  Then the Caledon Council Community Golf Tournament grant or scholarship program is right for you.

For more information about the Caledon Council Community Golf Tournament, see the Golf Tournament Committee.

Grant Application Dates
Grant NameStart DateEnd Date
Primary 2023 CCCGT 1-Dec-2022 31-Jan-2023
Secondary 2022 CCCGT 1-Dec-2022 31-Jan-2023
Scholarship 2022 CCCGT 1-Dec-2022 31-Jan-2023


Primary Grant

Primary grant recipients will receive the majority of the net funds raised from the golf tournament.

The Caledon Council Community Golf Tournament Grant and Scholarship application window will reopen in December, 2022.


To be eligible for the primary grant, you must be a non-profit organization that:

  • Is located in Caledon or provides services for Caledon residents
  • Requires funding for a community capital project
Applicants not eligible for funding

The following organizations are not eligible:

  • For-profit organizations
  • Foundations; unless hosting a fundraiser for a registered charity
  • Groups or organizations of a religious nature; unless hosting a local, non-denominational event
  • Groups or organizations linked with a political party or event
  • Hospitals or any of its foundations, auxiliary groups or agencies
  • Organizations not in good standing or in litigation with the Town
  • Local boards of the Town
What to include with your application
  • Your organization's mandate including your purpose, mission, goals and objectives
  • Purpose of the grant and/or scope of the project, including how it will benefit the community
  • Timeline for the project, including expected start and completion dates
  • A summary budget of the project, including income, expenses and net income/loss
  • List of other sources of funding for the project, including any funding received from the Town
  • List of board of directors, if applicable
  • How you will recognize the Town's grant contribution (i.e. promotional materials, banners, etc.)

As a primary grant applicant, you will enter into an agreement with the Town outlining the:

  • Overall project timeline
  • Grant specified project timeline
  • Additional fundraising details
  • Schedule of payments
  • Scope of the project
  • Project completion report due date

Secondary grant recipients must submit proof of expenses paid to the Town by December 1 of the year you receive funding.

For both primary and secondary grant recipients, you must recognize the Town's grant contribution at your event and on all promotional material.

Project reporting and holdbacks

A percentage of the grant will be paid after all events occur:

  • Council approves the golf tournament financials
  • The grant agreement is signed
  • Proof of reaching your fundraising goal stated in your application is received

The remaining percentage of the grant will be paid after receipt and approval of a project completion report. The report will include a list of all the paid and to be paid expenses the grant will cover. The Town may ask for proof of expenses paid.


Apply now - Primary Grant

If you have any questions about the golf tournament scholarship or grants, please contact the Municipal Grants division.

Municipal, agricultural and community grants

The Town of Caledon's Municipal, Agricultural and Community Grant (MACG) Program is intended to support organizations with goals and objectives that support the Council Work Plan.

2023 MACG application is now closed

Is your not-for-profit community organization planning an event or working on a new project that will enrich the lives of Caledon residents? Does your organization support activities that serve our community? Then, the municipal, agricultural and community grant is right for you.

New for 2023

Through the Community Recovery Plan, a total of $167,000 is available through the MACG program to provide additional support to community organizations. Modifications have been made to the MACG application and evaluation tool to provide more flexibility for applicants to address COVID-19 specific community needs.

Groups that received 2022 MACG funding that had cancelled events and activities in 2022 must use their funds by December 31, 2023. 

What to include with your application

  • Your annual organizational operating budget, including how grant funds will be used
  • If applying for category 3 and 4, you may provide a summary budget for the event
  • If applying for category 1 and 2, you must submit your prior years' financial statements (reviewed or audited)

Your non-profit organization's goals and objectives must align with Caledon's Council work plan and:

  • Be community-based, representing your interests and those of the communities you serve
  • Maintain a historical and community link between agricultural, rural and urban communities

Applicants not eligible for funding

The following organizations are not eligible:

  • For-profit organizations
  • Foundations; unless hosting a fundraiser for a registered charity
  • Groups or organizations of a religious nature; unless hosting a local, non-denominational event
  • Groups or organizations linked with a political party or event
  • Hospitals or any of its foundations, auxiliary groups or agencies
  • Educational institutions, including universities, colleges, schools and associated auxiliary groups
  • Organizations not in good standing or in litigation with the Town
  • Organizations hosting an event that is not open to the general public
Funding categories

You must choose one funding category per application form. You may submit more than one application form per year, each for a different event.

Category 1: sustaining/continuing support
Funding is for activities that help you serve the community's ongoing operations. Priority is given if you maintain a historical and community link between agricultural, rural and urban communities.
Category 2: project-based/one-time support
Funding is for your specific and measurable community-based project or program. Priority is given if you maintain a historical and community link between agricultural, rural and urban communities.
Category 3: event funding support
Funding is for a public event where you add value to the entire community. The event must be open to the general public and may be held at a Town-owned facility or another location. Fundraisers are eligible if there is proof of a charitable organization number. Funding can cover event costs, such as marketing, insurance, catering, etc.
Category 4: public venue access
Funding is for access to Town-owned indoor and outdoor recreation facilities to run your activities and public events. Your activities/events must enrich the lives of Caledon residents, and cannot be the same as the Town's recreation offerings. Applications for this category are for activities or events held at Town-owned facilities only.



All applicants must supply a budget with their applications including an estimate of income and expenses. If you are applying for event funding support or public venue access, you may provide a summary budget for the event if an operating budget is not available.

Please identify any impacts to our organization resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic including: increased demand, increased costs, decreased revenues or reduced fundraising capabilities.

 Sample Budget
Income Total

Grant Funding






Ticket Sales


Total Income: $4,500.00 (A) 



Materials & Supplies




Rental Equipment


Marketing & Promotions




Total Expenses: $4,000.00 (B) 

Surplus / (Deficit): $500.00 (C = A - B)
Application evaluation

Your application will be evaluated by the Municipal, Agricultural and Community Grant Review Committee. The committee will use a staff evaluation tool to check if you are eligible and to rank your application. Grant funds will be allocated based on the overall ranking of the application.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applications must meet all of the following requirements (all need to be yes or N/A to be eligible):

  • Non-profit organization

  • Not a foundation that raises funds for another organization and their associated groups of agencies (fundraisers for registered charities are permitted)

  • Not a group or organization of a religious nature (religious groups hosting an event or activity for the community that is non-denominational in nature are eligible)

  • Not a group or organization affiliated with any political party or event

  • Not a hospital, hospital foundation, or hospital auxiliary group or agency

  • List of board members included if applicable

  • Not a direct duplication of Town services and programs

  • Complete submission of supporting documents

    • Categories 1 & 2: Financial Statements & Budget

    • Categories 3 & 4: Budget and Agree to Insurance

Staff Evaluation Criteria


Question # Description


Organization's purpose is in line with the Town's Council Work Plan. (applicant must have a minimum score of 2 to receive funding)

  • Increase quality of life through shared experiences
  • Actively promote culture, tourism and the arts
  • Understand community needs; connect Caledon villages - bridging the rural/urban divide; support Agriculture and Agribusiness industry
  • Preserve heritage and natural areas
  • Community enrichment through local groups, partnerships and events; empower volunteer groups; youth/seniors
  • Score one additional point if the application is related to COVID-19 pandemic recovery - if the organization has seen an increase in demand for services related to COVID-19


Funding will be used appropriately.

  • Funding meets the purpose of the category
  • Funding be used for purposes that support the whole community
  • Funding will support the organization’s sustainability throughout the pandemic recovery


The purpose of the organization, project, and/or public event has clear objectives, targets, and outcomes.


Is the funding for a one-time event to commemorate a milestone? (eg. Canada's 150 anniversary)


(For Category 1 only)

Funding sustainability

  • Diverse funding base
  • Sustainable organization
  • Provided budget that indicates a good plan
  • Has the organization had an increase in costs due to the pandemic?


(For Category 2, 3, and 4 only)

Ability to self-finance event/project

  • Is this a start-up organization and/or new initiative?
  • Are grant funds required to fund the event/project?
  • Has the organization had a decrease in revenues or fundraising capacity due to the pandemic?


Received other support or funding from the Town of Caledon in the year the application is submitted:

  • Funding for 2020/2021 event/project cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Green Fund
  • Golf Tournament
  • Heritage
  • Community Service Agreement
  • Affiliation status
  • Other
Matrix Scoring

Note: The proponent’s score % is calculated out of a maximum score of 21.

Question Matrix Score: 0 Matrix Score: 1 Matrix Score: 2 Matrix Score: 3 Proponent’s Score


Do not align

Minimal alignment

Similar alignment

In true alignment



Funding does not align

Funding somewhat aligns

Majority of funding aligns

Funding fully aligns



Purpose and objectives not specified

Purpose and objectives somewhat specified

Purpose and objectives mostly specified

Purpose and objectives are clear and well specified



Timing of project not contingent on current year



Timing of project contingent on current year



(Only for Category 1)

Not sustainable

Somewhat sustainable

The majority of funds are sustainable


Please select


(Only for Category 2, 3, and 4)

Ability to self-finance project

Able to self-finance the majority of the project

Somewhat able to self-finance project

Inability to self-finance project



Received 3+ other financial supports from the Town

Received 2 other financial supports from the Town

Received 1 other financial support from the Town

No other financial support from the Town



All Grant recipients are required to submit a Year End and Project Completion Report to measure the outcomes of the events and identify how the project or event met the goals and objectives outlined in your application.

Year End and Project Completion Report
Organization Information
  • Organization Name
  • Contact Name and Position
  • Current Mailing Address
  • Town/City/Province
  • Postal Code
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number
  • Email Address
  • Website
Type of Funding Received
  1. Sustaining/Continuing Support
  2. One Time Project
  3. Event Funding Support
  4. Public Venue Access
If one time project/event funding was received (including one-time public venue access), please complete questions 1 – 4 below:
  1. Evaluate the outcome of the project/event including financial outcomes. Please provide financial results signed by the organization treasurer.
  2. Identify how the project/event met its goals and objectives.
  3. Was the Town’s grant contribution recognized at the organization’s event or activity? Please provide a description.
  4. Were there any surplus funds? If yes please provide the amount. (surplus funds may be required to be returned to the Town and/or deducted from any future grant considerations)
If sustaining/continuing support funding was received (including repeat access to public venues eg. Room rentals for monthly meetings), please complete questions 5 – 7 below:

  5. How was the funding provided utilized?

  6. How did the funding contribute to the overall goals and objectives of the organization?

  7. Was the funding acknowledged on all promotional material? Please provide a sample of promotional material.


Upon submitting the online application, if you do not receive an email confirmation that your application has been successfully received please contact us. This email confirmation will include a PDF copy of your completed application.

If you have any questions about the municipal, agricultural or community grants, please contact us the Municipal Grants division.

Climate Action Fund - 2022 Intake Now Closed

The Town has updated its Community and School Green Fund grant program, now called the Climate Action Fund! See important information below.

Apply for the Climate Action Fund

Applicants can apply for up to $8,000 through the Town’s Climate Action Fund. We strongly encourage you to review the Applicant's Guide before completing your application.


Please note: applicants will need to email with the required attachments for their application.


Click here to complete your Climate Action Fund application.

Submission Deadlines - EXTENDED

The submission deadline for the 2022 Climate Action Fund has been extended to October 28, 2022 at 4:30PM.


Eligible applicants include: 

  • Non-profit organizations and/or registered charitable organizations;
  • Neighbourhood associations and other unincorporated community-based groups with a documented terms of reference;
  • Faith/church groups, for a non-religious purpose;
  • Indigenous groups;
  • Schools with a Caledon address in a publicly funded school board;
  • School groups, clubs, and parent councils, applying on behalf of a school in a publicly funded school board with a Caledon address;
  • Publicly funded school boards for a project in schools with a Caledon address; and,
  • Individuals/students with a documented collaborative agreement with an eligible applicant.
Climate Action Fund Applicant's Guide

Review the Applicant's Guide that contains important grant information, including the following:

  • Climate Action Fund Rules
  • Applicant eligibility and eligible projects
  • Funding and eligible expenses
  • Required information to include in your application
  • Application evaluation
  • Grant process and approximate timelines
  • Reporting requirements and holdback funds
  • Tips and tricks for a successful application
  • Project ideas
Application Evaluation

Applications will go through different stages of evaluation before funding is granted.


Application screening

Town Staff will review your application and all other required documents to ensure you meet the Climate Actions Fund’s eligibility requirements.


Application evaluation

The Evaluation Committee will review applications using a checklist and/or matrix that relies on a point system. Successful projects must meet all eligibility requirements. The funding recipients will be selected based on the overall score of their application.


Council approval

All Climate Action Fund grant recipient recommendations will go to Council for final approval. Successful applicants will sign a funding contribution agreement outlining the grant conditions.

Additional Information

Climate Action Fund Presentation

Contact us to request an alternative version of the above documents.