If your not-for-profit organization improves the quality of life in our community or enhances Milton’s image, you can apply for the Milton Community Fund. The Community Fund Advisory Committee recommends organizations that provide artistic, cultural and recreational programs and services that benefit the community.

Applications are closed for the 2020 Milton Community Fund Program. Successful applicants will be awarded funds in late December 2020, or early January 2021. Approximately $269,000 available for distribution via cash grants for the 2020 program.

2020 recipients 

View the 2020 Community Fund recipients 

 Akwaba Cultural Exchange: $4,411

  •  For assistance with rental of venues and a stage to host the Milton African and Multicultural Festival

 ArtHouse for Children and Youth: $4,000

  • To pay for ArtHouse Instructor fees and program arts supplies

 Arts Milton: $12,640

  • For space rental; program expenses; and to hire a coordinator for the Friendship Project

Country Heritage Agricultural Society: $10,000

  • To assist with the purchase of an inflatable movie screen/projection system

Destination Campbellville Community Association: $1,622

  • For the purchase of tents; and no-separation recycling boxes

Fine Arts Society of Milton (FASM): $4,275

  • To support studio rental for the FASM at the Centre program and funding to support rental fees, materials and supplies, and honoraria for the Youth Visual Arts Mentoring program

Halton Agricultural Society: $22,000

  • To support accessible washroom construction in the Exhibition Theatre

Halton Healthcare Services Corporation: $29,906

  • To fund Option 1: A nephrectomy set and one flexible ureterscope

Halton Sportsman Association: $5,900

  • To support expenses for the Children’s Fishing Derby

 Italian Cultural Centre of Milton: $7,107

  • For the cost of black-out roller blinds and to support sanitation related kitchen upgrades to walls and floors

Leash Free Milton: $3,252

  • To purchase: gazebo covers; additional garbage cans; storage bins; materials for fence repair, as well as funds to replace dying trees in the area of the dog parks

Milton Choristers: $2,725

  • To pay for fixed expense costs including storage, post office box and insurance to sustain the organization until operations can resume

Milton Community Resource Centre: $2,679

  • For "Elder in Residence" facilitator costs and to assist with the purchase of promotional t-shirts

Milton Concert Band: $6,620

  • For Music Director fees and new music for ensembles

Milton Girls Softball Association: $5,655

  • For cleaning supplies and digital thermometers

Milton Historical Society: $6,419

  • To assist with the installation of a permanent concrete sidewalk along the side of the Waldie Blacksmith Shop

Milton Marlin Swim Team: $3,912

  • For laptops for the head coach and admin assistant; and the purchase of dry-land training equipment

Milton Philharmonic Orchestra: $7,380

  • For rental costs associated with rehearsal space and performance expenses

Milton Pickleball Association: $1,749

  • For assistance in purchasing wind screens for the Rotary Park tennis courts

Milton Players Theatre Group: $7,300

  • For production costs, royalties, and a portion of storage costs

Milton Sea Cadets – 304 Chaudière: $9,000

  • For the purchase of uniforms for the Navy League Cadet Corps program and to assist with mobile sign rental

Milton Skating Club: $10,000

  • For assistance with ice rental expenses

Milton Speed Skating Club: $5,139

  • For skate profiling equipment provided that these items be stored in an environment accessible to the membership and appropriately guarded

Milton Youth Soccer Club: $9,125

  • For referee certification training, masks and gloves, and to assist with expenses related to hiring a Field Marshall

Milton Youth Volleyball Club: $6,340

  • To assist with coaches training, the purchase of a skills attack machine, and assistance with the purchase of balls

National Cycling Institute Milton $4,520

  •  For website redesign 

Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association: $7,504

  • To assist with the purchase of replacement overhead wire

Ontario Steam & Antique Preservers Association: $6,852

  • For rental fees related to the Steam Era show

Milton Santa Claus Parade Committee Inc. $4,642

  • For jackets and costumes 

Scouts Canada – Blue Springs Scout Retreat: $3,244

  • To replace twelve picnic table frames

St. Benedict of Nursia Knights of Columbus: $3,247

  • For the purchase of two BBQ grills, four coolers, and six folding tables to support fundraising initiatives

Stags Basketball: $9,038

  • To support costs associated with coaches training certification training and for the purchase of new basketballs

Sustainable Milton: $2,794

  • To support operating expenses as well as the cost for a branded canopy tent

How to apply

Emerging organizations

Eligibility

Please see our Emerging Organization Guidelines before you apply to ensure that your organization is eligible.

Application form

Emerging Organization Fillable Application*

*Clicking on this link will not open the fillable form. You will see a "Please Wait..." error page when you click on this link. Follow the instructions below to download this form. 

Having problems downloading the form?

The form must be downloaded and opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader on a desktop or laptop computer:

Windows users:

  1. Right-click on the link above and select "save as" and save the file to your desktop or laptop computer
  2. Locate the saved application form on your desktop or laptop computer and open it with Adobe Acrobat Pro or Reader
  3. If you do not have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download the free reader from the Adobe Acrobat Download page
  4. You can complete the form and save your progress as you go

Mac users:

  1. In the Safari app on your Mac computer, click the link to a PDF
  2. Move the pointer to the bottom center of the browser window to see the controls popup
  3. Choose the fourth icon “save PDF to download folder”
  4. Open “Finder”
  5. Choose the “Downloads” folder
  6. Click on your downloaded PDF to open in Adobe*

*You must have Adobe installed on your Mac.

Established organizations

Eligibility

Please see our Established Organization Guidelines before you apply to ensure that your organization is eligible.  If your organization has existed for more than three years, you can apply as an established organization. 

Application form 

Established organization fillable application*

*Clicking on this link will not open the fillable form. You will see a "Please Wait..." error page when you click on this link. Follow the instructions below to download this form. 

Having problems downloading the form?

The form must be downloaded and opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader on a desktop or laptop computer:

Windows users:

  1. Right-click on the link above and select "Save as" and save the file to your desktop or laptop computer
  2. Locate the saved application form on your desktop or laptop computer and open it with Adobe Acrobat Pro or Reader
  3. If you do not have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download the free reader from the Adobe Acrobat Download page
  4. You can complete the form and save your progress as you go 

Mac users:

  1. In the Safari app on your Mac computer, click the link to a PDF
  2. Move the pointer to the bottom center of the browser window to see the controls popup
  3. Choose the fourth icon “save PDF to download folder”
  4. Open “Finder”
  5. Choose the “Downloads” folder
  6. Click on your downloaded PDF to open in Adobe

*You must have Adobe installed on your Mac.

Please see our Sample Budget Example to help you complete the budget section of the application.

History

The Town of Milton Council created the program in 2001 to allot funds received from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)’s Mohawk location for the benefit of the community. Through the fund, we’ve given more than $6.6 million to the Milton community.  

Past recipients

Please note that past recipients may have been given funds using different criteria and available funds.

View past recipients:

You can request past recipient listings from 2016 and earlier.