Grants

Giving back to our communities

Community grants are designed to encourage all RTOERO Districts to support and partner with local organizations to promote projects that will help our organization to meet our strategic goals of improving the lives of members and seniors; being the trusted voice for the broader education communities; and broadening our membership base. Since the inception of this grant 21 years ago, we’ve donated $1.85 million for 523 projects.

This year RTOERO Districts are eligible to receive grants of up to $2,500 for community projects that advance these strategic goals. Districts interested will serve as the project sponsor and will submit the application for a Community Grant in partnership with a community organization.

The 2021 application deadline has now passed. Please check back in January 2022 for updated criteria and application.

How to apply

Applications are to be completed online via the apply button found below. Progress can be saved and returned to at a later date if desired.

Please read thoroughly the following Application Instructions before completing your application.

When completing your application please refer to the Rubric, which outlines in detail the project evaluation criteria.

Applications are due by June 1, 2021. For more information contact [email protected].

APPLY

Each year, RTOERO districts can apply for grants for community projects. Since the inception of this grant 21 years ago, we’ve donated $1.85 million for 523 projects.

2021 Application Form

The new Application Process Information and Application Form will be posted at the beginning of 2021

Submit your district’s application by August 14, 2020.

Instructions for 2020 application process

This year’s projects

2020 Project – Service to Others Project Funding

District Project Amount
3 Algoma Audio books and large print for seniors at the Ontario Finnish Rest Home $4,000.00
5  Cochrane, Temiskaming Villa Minto Long Term Care: Promote engagement in meaningful activities for seniors with Alzheimer’s or cognitive impairment $4,000.00
6  Parry Sound Community Oven Project $4,000.00
7  Windsor-Essex Survive the Cold – Sleep Warm $4,000.00
9  Huron Perth Camp Klahanie- (Youth Camp) $2,000.00
10  Bruce Grey Dufferin 72 Hour Family Emergency Kit $4,000.00
12  Norfolk Quilts for Those in Need $4,000.00
13  Hamilton-Wentworth, Haldimand Good Shepherd’s Jeanne Scott Parent & Child Resource Centre $2,000.00
15  Halton Burlington Able Sail – Volunteering in the Summer Program $4,000.00
17  Simcoe County Days for Girls Barrie $4,000.00
18  Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes Combat Climate Crisis Poster Contest $2,000.00
23  North York Stronger Minds Make for Stronger Kids $4,000.00
26  Kenora N.O.W. (Nutrition on Weekends) $4,000.00
27  Ottawa-Carleton Kids Today! | Les Enfants d’aujourd’hui $4,000.00
31  Wellington COVID-19 Survival Lifebags $4,000.00
32 Prescott-Russell Courtepointes Victoria’s Quilts (combined Project – total $8000) $4,000.00
45 EstaRiO Courtepointes Victoria’s Quilts (combined Project – total $8000) $4,000.00
35  Dryden Cycling Without Age: Ami Trishaw Bike for Seniors $4,000.00
43 Nipissing Reducing Barriers to Education in Cameroon, Africa (combined project – total $3000) $1,500.00
44 Région du ciel bleu Reducing Barriers to Education in Cameroon, Africa (combined project – total $3000) $1,500.00
47 Vancouver Island Makeover of Intake Transition Room $4,000.00
48 Leeds & Granville Days for Girls – Hybrid Kits $4,000.00
Total  $77,000.00
District Project Amount
3 Algoma Central Algoma Dementia Resource Library $4,000.00
5  Cochrane, Temiskaming Life Enrichment Through Music $3,950.00
6  Parry Sound Help Us Grow:  Seniors and Children Working Together $3,405.00
9  Huron-Perth Change Her World $4,000.00
11  Waterloo Food4Kids Waterloo Wellington $4,000.00
12  Norfolk Tumaini Lights ON! – Tanzania $4,000.00
13  Hamilton-Wentworth, Haldimand Alpha Delta Kappa ON Psi Chapter’s Food4Kids $3,000.00
14  Niagara Intervention and Prevention of Social Isolation through Library Home Delivery $4,000.00
15  Halton Crew-Goetz Landing – Bathroom Fixtures (CATCH 18 Habitat for Humanity – Halton-Mississauga) $4,000.00
17  Simcoe County The Susan Wells Crock-Pot Program $3,978.00
19  Hastings and Prince Edward County Kids Read:  School Author Visits $2,860.00
22  Etobicoke and York Elements of Theatre $500.00
23  North York Supporting the Period Purse Project:  Menstruation Nation $4,000.00
24  Scarborough and East York Tony Stacey Centre for Veteran Care $3,000.00
26  Kenora Memory Garden Planting $4,000.00
27  Ottawa-Carleton Off Road Rescue Capacity $4,000.00
31  Wellington Jobs Opportunities Enterprise (J.O.E.) $4,000.00
34  York Region Technology for Learning $3,895.00
36  Peterborough Haven Bistro Update $4,000.00
40  Brant S.A.F.E. Zone $3,000.00
41  Elgin Seniors’ Painting Workshops $2,225.00
District Project Amount
3 Algoma Central Algoma Dementia Resource Library $4,000.00
5  Cochrane, Temiskaming Life Enrichment Through Music $3,950.00
6  Parry Sound Help Us Grow:  Seniors and Children Working Together $3,405.00
9  Huron-Perth Change Her World $4,000.00
11  Waterloo Food4Kids Waterloo Wellington $4,000.00
12  Norfolk Tumaini Lights ON! – Tanzania $4,000.00
13  Hamilton-Wentworth, Haldimand Alpha Delta Kappa ON Psi Chapter’s Food4Kids $3,000.00
14  Niagara Intervention and Prevention of Social Isolation through Library Home Delivery $4,000.00
15  Halton Crew-Goetz Landing – Bathroom Fixtures (CATCH 18 Habitat for Humanity – Halton-Mississauga) $4,000.00
17  Simcoe County The Susan Wells Crock-Pot Program $3,978.00
19  Hastings and Prince Edward County Kids Read:  School Author Visits $2,860.00
22  Etobicoke and York Elements of Theatre $500.00
23  North York Supporting the Period Purse Project:  Menstruation Nation $4,000.00
24  Scarborough and East York Tony Stacey Centre for Veteran Care $3,000.00
26  Kenora Memory Garden Planting $4,000.00
27  Ottawa-Carleton Off Road Rescue Capacity $4,000.00
31  Wellington Jobs Opportunities Enterprise (J.O.E.) $4,000.00
34  York Region Technology for Learning $3,895.00
36  Peterborough Haven Bistro Update $4,000.00
40  Brant S.A.F.E. Zone $3,000.00
41  Elgin Seniors’ Painting Workshops $2,225.00
48  Leeds and Grenville Cycling without Age Brockville Tri-Shaw Fundraising Project $4,000.00
Total  $77,813.00