The Milton Small Grant Program is a program  designed to support community residents and not-for-profit organizations whose initiatives enhance the well-being of Milton residents.

About the program

Funding for the Milton Small Grant Program comes from the Milton Community Fund, with $20,000 made available for 2022 and 2023.

Eligible applicants can receive up to $400 per event/activity. Funding from this program is meant to encourage members of the community to invest in one another by connecting people socially and by sharing knowledge, talents and space.

Organizations unable to accept funding from the OLG, can contact Town staff for more details, as there are alternate funding sources available. 

The 2022 intake closed as of November 11, 2022.

The application acceptance period for 2023 will open in early spring.

How to apply

Submit an application

The application acceptance period for 2023 will open in early spring.

As this grant is given out on a first-come first-served basis, if all available funds are distributed before the application closure date, the application window will be closed for the remainder of the year.

When submitting an application, you will need to provide: 

  • Contact information
  • Amount of funding being requested
  • How funds would be used
  • Short description of the initiative, including where and when it will take place and its total cost 


To apply for this funding, you must be a Milton resident or a local not-for-profit organization.

  • Individuals can only receive one grant per funding year
  • Not-for-profit organizations can receive funds from either the Milton Small Grant Program or the Milton Community Fund, not both 

The event/activity must:

  • take place in, or directly benefit the Milton community
  • provide for community building, an opportunity for connection, knowledge sharing, and relationship building
  • be free to attend, accessible and welcoming
  • be held on public property, or private property that has had publicly advertised rental rates/space available to the public for one year or more (in person events)

View the full eligibility guidelines.

Frequently asked questions

How will funds be received?

Funding will be given out after the event and after a post-event summary has been submitted. 

The post-event summary is a fillable form where recipients of the grant would need to:

  • Include a brief description of the project
  • Detail its impact on the community
  • Provide the total amount spent
  • Detail the expenses funded by the program 

What types of events qualify for funding?

Some examples of events that would qualify for the Milton Small Grant Program are: 

  • Knowledge sharing (i.e. arts and culture workshops/events, cooking demonstrations, games nights, storytelling workshops)
  • Support for vulnerable or isolated community members
  • Health and wellness workshops, gardening events
  • Neighbourhood street or block parties
  • Walking tours

The examples above are not a complete list. All ideas that meet the program’s purpose are welcome to be submitted for funding consideration. 

What types of events/activities are not eligible for funding?

Some examples of events that would not qualify for the Milton Small Grant Program are: 

  • Applications from business or social enterprises
  • Requests to reimburse individuals for time invested
  • Activities that do not directly benefit Milton residents or the community
  • Fundraising events or drives
  • Religious or political activities