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 (CFAC) recommends organizations that provide artistic, cultural and recreational programs and services that benefit the community.

Successful applicants will be awarded funds in late December 2021, or early January 2022. Approximately $262,000 is available for distribution via cash grants for the 2021 program.

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

Town of Milton Council created the program to allot funds received from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)’s Mohawk location for the benefit of the community. Since 2001, we’ve given more than $6.8 million to the Milton community through this program.

Past recipients

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

View past recipients:

2020 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

2019 recipients 

 ArtHouse for Children and Youth: $7,300

  • To purchase program supplies and pay for instructor fees for the Canoe Garden and Waste to Arts programs

Arts Milton: $12,640

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

Brightside Players Incorporated: $3,792 

  • For set construction, painting and rehearsal space rental fees

Destination Campbellville Community Association: $5,842

  • To assist with expenses associated with the Nassagaweya Roadside Clean-up, Movie Night under the Stars and the Santa Claus Parade Marching Band

Fine Arts Society of Milton (FASM): $2,338

  • To pay for space rental expenses and assist with the purchase of program supplies for the Youth Visual Arts Mentoring program

Golden Horseshoe Feis: $9,022

  • To assist with event and space rental expenses to host the 2020 Golden Horseshoe Feis

Halton Agricultural Society: $20,000

  • For the renovation of the Exhibition Theatre

Halton Gujarati Seniors Samaj: $3,500

  • Towards space and sound system rental fees and to assist with artist and performer expenses for the Seniors Cultural Festival

Halton Healthcare Services Corporation: $26,084

  • To purchase two blood gas analyzers

Italian Canadian Club of Milton & District: $4,068 

  • To purchase tables with cart for the Italian Club

Knights of Columbus: $2,616 

  • To purchase a canopy

Leash Free Milton: $5,085

  • To purchase a ride on mower

Milton Choristers: $828

  • To purchase a laptop

Milton Community Resource Centre: $4,584 

  • To pay for training expenses for the Kairos Blanket Exercise

Milton Concert Band: $10,200

  •  To pay for space rental fees for the Canadian Band Association event in the Fall 2020 for the music directors fees

Milton Film Festival Committee: $4,031

  • For promotional expenses for the Milton Film Festival

Milton Good Neighbours Day: $5,100

  • To assist with expenses to run the Milton Good Neighbours Community Day

Milton Marlin Swim Team: $7,789

  • For rental expenses for the Winter and Spring Novice Swim Meets

Milton Masters Aquatic Club: $2,600

  • For space rental and timing equipment rental fees for the club’s 2020 Spring Splash Swim Meet

Milton Minor Hockey Association: $14,318

  • To purchase rink divider trolleys, goalie equipment, safety equipment and for coaches training

Milton Pickleball Association: $741

  • To assist with start-up costs

Milton Players Theatre Group: $8,000

  • To assist with production costs, rehearsal space rental, equipment storage and annual Royalty Licensing fees

Milton Sea Cadets – 304 Chaudiere: $5,949

  • To assist with the purchase of: tents, chairs, tables, two way radios, white board and to rent mobile signs for organization promotion

Milton Show Choir for Youths: $7,135

  • To purchase performance costumes

Milton Skating Club: $13,000

  • To pay for space rental expenses for the Skate Ontario Super Series

Milton Speed Skating: $6,552

  • To purchase safety mats and to assist with fees associated with hosting the Team Relay Challenge

Milton Youth Soccer Club: $5,800

  • For Emergency Medical Team tournament support and coaches training

Milton Youth Volleyball Club: $6,730

  • To purchase equipment and for coaches training

Nassagaweya Tennis Club: $2,880 

  • To purchase a ball machine

Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association: $5,000

  • Towards painting the volunteer rail car

Pakmen Volleyball Club: $4,999

  • To purchase beach volleyball systems

St. John Ambulance – Oakville, Milton & Halton Hills: $9,346

  • To assist with Medical First Responder Certification, purchase a defibrillator, first aid kits and medical supplies and for Medical Responders uniforms

Stags Basketball Club: $5,000

  • To assist with costs associated with Learn to Train coaches certification

The Rotary Club of Milton: $3,000

  • To assist with the purchase of a laptop, projector and computer software

Triathlon Ontario: $2,971

  • To assist with expenses associated with the KITCan Milton Kids Triathlon event
2018 recipients 

2990 Lorne Scots Milton Army Cadet Corps: $4,360

  • To purchase camping equipment

ArtHouse for Children and Youth: $6,500

  • For instructor's fees

Arts Milton: $12,640

  • For meeting space rental fees, volunteer recruitment promotion, financial support to hire a coordinator and for expenses associated with the Friendship Project

Destination Campbellville Community Association: $6,300

  • To assist with expenses for the Roadside Clean Up, Movie Nights and Santa Claus Parade Marching Band Golden

Horseshoe Feis: $9,550

  • To support event expenses associated with the 2019 Golden Horseshoe Feis; for space rental, stages, risers and banners

Halton Agricultural Society: $6,000

  • To purchase chairs, tables and dollies

Halton Healthcare Services Corp.: $48,527

  • To purchase a vein finder and hip system instruments

Italian Canadian Club of Milton & District: $8,000

  • To assist with the purchase of; generators, tents, mosquito exterminator, traffic cones, two-way radios, garage door for storage shed, umbrellas for picnic tables and BBQ

Milton Choristers: $3,685

  • To purchase supplies for an archive project, to hire four soloists and the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra for the Handel's Messiah concert in December 2019

Milton Community Resource Centre: $8,585

  • To hire a Resource Consultant

Milton Concert Band: $8,000

  • To pay for Music Director fees

Milton Curling Club: $12,000

  • To assist with the dehumidifier replacement at the curling club

Milton Film Festival Committee: $3,668

  • For promotional expenses for the Milton Film Festival 2019

Milton Good Neighbours Community Day: $3,500

  • To assist with expenses to run the Milton Good Neighbours Community Day clean up

Milton Masters Aquatic Club: $2,408 

  • To assist with expenses associated with hosting the Milton Spring Splash Swim Meet

Milton Minor Hockey Association: $23,466

  • For coaches level 1 training, Respect in Sport and Trainer certification and to assist with mandated equipment purchases

Milton Philharmonic Orchestra: $8,400

  • For performance related expenses at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Milton Players Theatre Group: $8,500

  • For set materials, construction costs and payment of annual Royalty licensing fees

Milton Sea Cadets - 304 Chaudiere: $2,954

  • To purchase a laptop, speakers and tents

Milton Show Choir for Youths: $8,824

  • To purchase; Henry V111 Performance costumes, microphone, antenna, roller case, food and decorations
  • To rent speakers, lights and stands and for vocal workshop, space rental expenses and advertising on social media

Milton Speed Skating: $6,139

  • To purchase an electronic start system and to assist with fees associated with hosting the Team Relay Challenge

Milton Youth Soccer Club: $6,380

  •  CPR training 

Milton Youth Volleyball Club: $2,000

  • For coaches non-conference training

Ontario Track 3 Ski Association: $4,200

  • To assist with the purchase of instructor vests, ski boots, bindings and skis

Optimist Club of Milton: $5,085

  • To purchase a generator

Scouts Canada - Blue Springs Scout Retreat: $2,150

  • To purchase an AED device

St. John Ambulance - Oakville, Milton & Halton Hills: $10,000

  • Towards the purchase of a trailer

Stags Basketball Club: $7,450

  • Towards the purchase of leather basketballs and costs associated with Learn to Train coaches certification training 

The Rotary Club of Milton: $2,705

  • To purchase a trailer, tarpaulin and metal frame for the tarpaulin to transport the BBQ to fundraisers Tornado

Triathlon Club: $2,954

  • To purchase headset, iPad, GOPro with accessories and Power Meter

Triathlon Ontario: $4,179

  • To assist with expenses for; barricades, facility rental, road closure permit and sound system rental for the 2019 KitCan Milton Kids Triathlon

You can request past recipient listings from 2017 and earlier.