Funding and Grants

Funding and grants are available from the Town of Oakville to enhance and maintain a positive quality of life for residents and communities. 

The town's Corporate Community Assistance Policy and related procedures outline how the town provides financial assistance through grants, donations, loans, fee assistance or in-kind services to organizations, community groups and individuals.

Learn about the funding and grant opportunities available to you, your community group, or organization. 

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Community Activation Grant

Community Activation Grant

Supports small, community driven initiatives, events and programs in local neighbourhoods and communities in Oakville. 

Learn more about the Community Activation Grant

Community Event Funding

Community Event Funding

This one-time funding opportunity provides each ward with $10,000 to encourage and support outdoor community events.

Learn more about Community Event Funding

Recreation Connection Subsidy

Recreation Connection Subsidy

Financial assistance is available for Recreation and Culture programs and services based on total net income of all family members and the number of people in your household.

Learn more about the Recreation Connection program

Sixteen Mile Community Centre, interior view of customer service desk entrance, architect’s rendering, designated wall for new artwork 2025.

Call for public art submissions

Funding for artists to develop public art projects and installations is occasionally available through the call for submissions process.

Learn more on the Call for Submissions page

OakvilleReady Community Climate Action Grant

OakvilleReady Community Climate Action Grant

The grant offers  resident groups, community groups and not-for-profit organizations up to $2,000 towards eligible climate initiates in Oakville. Applications are due June 30, 2024.

Apply on the OakvilleReady website

Closed applications

Heritage building

Heritage Grant Program

Assists owners of heritage properties with covering the cost of eligible conservation work. The heritage grant must be matched by a contribution from the property owner. Applications will re-open in January 2025.

Learn more about the Heritage Grant Program

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Cultural grants

Cultural grants are funded by the town and administered through the Oakville Arts Council. They're open to arts and cultural not-for-profit organizations contributing to the artistic life in Oakville.

Learn more about cultural grants

External funding opportunities