By:  Monica Kucharski

Are you part of a non-profit community group in Mississauga?  Non-profit community groups—residents working together to promote local talent, culture or the well-being of others— are the backbone of a city.

Mississauga supports these endeavours with the annual Culture and Community Grants Program, and it recently released its invitation for non-profit community groups to apply for funding for 2019.

Last year, City Council approved nearly $3.5 million in grant funding for community groups and projects.

The City’s more established and high profile organizations such the Art Gallery of Mississauga and The Living Arts Centre, as well as our smaller and emerging organizations such as Small Arms Society and the Canadian Arabic Orchestra, along with cultural festivals and specific projects like Chamber Music Society’s Live in the Gardens of Riverwood, received funding.

The program is open to Mississauga’s non-profit community groups and projects, big and small.  The main criteria is how these organizations contribute to the overall well-being of Mississauga.

All applications must be submitted online at
The deadline for grant applications is Friday, October 12, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.

How do you know your group qualifies?  You can review the program’s guidelines online.  Culture Program Guidelines can be found at and Community Grant Program Guidelines can be found at

For more information on culture grants, contact the city’s culture division at 905-615-3200 ext. 5476. Information on community grants will be handled through the recreation division at 905-615-3200 ext. 5476.