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Innisfil Community Grant Programs



The Inspiring Innisfil Fund provides grants to community organizations and individuals where the primary purpose is to enhance the quality of life of our residents, showcase Innisfil's diversity and appeal and / or make all businesses excel here.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Funded from the Spirit of the Community Dinner & Auction, the Mayor’s Golf Tournament and slot revenues from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) facility at Georgian Downs
  • New funding streams for release of funds including the Inspiring Innisfil Fund and the Council Discretionary Fund
  • Strengthened internal partnerships and administrative empowerment  for the benefit of the community
  • Support for the guiding principles of the Inspiring Innisfil 2020 strategic direction
  • Training and support for applicants
  • Establishment of a reserve fund to ensure sustainability
  • The establishment of the Innisfil Community Grant Review Committee to review Inspiring Innisfil Fund applications

diagram of funding model for innisfil grant program


Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get an application?

Applications are available from Town Hall, 2101 Innisfil Beach Road, during regular business hours (8:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday) or you can download the applications below.

Inspiring Innisfil Fund

Council Discretionary Fund

How do I submit my application?

Your completed application can be submitted in person at Town Hall or by mail to: 

2101 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil ON  L9S 1A1  Attention:  Economic & Community Development Office

Applications require original signatures, therefore applications may not be submitted electronically at this time. An original applications is required.

A drop-box is located outside of Town Hall for applications delivered after 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, and on weekends. The package will be date stamped the next morning.

When will the applications be considered by the Grant Review Committee, and when will I receive my grant money if my application is successful?

The applications for the Spring and Fall will be reviewed and considered by mid-March and mid-October each year.  Applicants will receive responses by mail within a month of the Committee review.

In the past, you’ve conducted public education sessions.   Will you be offering any session for this intake?

In order to take best advantage of staff resources, staff will receive questions on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact staff during regular business hours, Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 if you have any questions.

How do I get more information?

Please contact Jennifer Sheremeto, Project Coordinator by e-mail at or by calling Town Hall at (705)436-3710 Ext.1412.

Who do I talk to about other grant programs available through the Provincial and Federal governments, Trillium Foundation, and tourism grants?

Please contact Brennan Kenny, Economic and Community Development Officer by email at or by calling Town Hall at (705)436-3710 Ext.1514.






Grant Application Workshops - Town Hall Community Rooms

Wednesday September 14 from 6:00 - 7:30pm

Thursday September 15 from 10:00 - 11:30am


You will learn: History of the Program - How it Works - Successful Past Projects - Eligibility - Writing Tips


Food and light refreshments to be served










Thank you for your interest in the Innisfil Community Grant Program. The Innisfil Community Grant Program conducts two intakes per year:

  • Spring Intake - deadline is 4:30pm on the 1st Friday in March, unless otherwise posted. - CLOSED -

  • Fall Intake - deadline is 4:30pm on the 1st Friday in October, unless otherwise posted.


It is recommended that the application identifies a connection to the 3 pillars of the Inspiring Innisfil 2020. Please refer to the link to the Innisfil's Community Strategic Plan (2013-2016) below.

Inspiring Innisfil 2020 - House Model.

It is recommended that you connect with us first to discuss your idea before submitting an application. If you or your organization require assistance with the application process a one-on-one consultation meeting is available upon request by calling Jennifer Sheremeto, Project Coordinator, at 705-436-3710 Ext.1412. We are here to help!

The Spirit of the Community logo below must be included on all project documentation, including marketing and media material promoting the use of the funds for your project. Please use the following Spirit of the Community Logo.



Intake Application Forms

Inspiring Innisfil Grant Program

Inspiring Innisfil Grant Application Package

NEW! Writable PDF Innisfil Grant Application Form - PRINT the form once complete. 

Innisfil Community Grant Application - Guidelines

Innisfil Community Grant Application - Final Report

Sample Business Plans & FAQ's


Council Discretionary Fund Program

Council Discretionary Fund Grant Application Package

Council Discretionary Fund Application - Guidelines





Award Recipients

Inspiring Innisfil Fund

List of Award Recipients for Spring 2016 Intake

Organization Project Details Amount Granted
Carriage Driving for the Disabled To provide subsidies for disabled person who can't cover the cost of session, to promote the program to increase volunteers and awareness. $1,500
South Simcoe Theatre To celebrate the theatres 50th anniversary with a special Anniversary Project which will include upgrades to the Box Office ticketing/website, present Anniversary Production, and develop and present awards, and a permanent display celebrating 50 years. $15.595
Parent Council of Holy Cross Elementary Catholic School To make improvements to the schoolyard, kindergarten yard and front landscape of school to enhance quality of life for students and the community. $3,000
Nottawasaga CEDC for South Simcoe Streams Network To add environmental enhancements to Lovers Creek and the pond at Centennial Park through communal stewardships events. To coordinate activities and outreach to the community and to engage volunteers. $5,600
Innisfilm To assist the volunteer organization to purchase setup and production resources to improve quality of film productions and establish credibility and contribute to the Innisfil arts community. $14,000
Innisfil Lions Club Inc. To install an accessible door entry system at the hall to make the hall accessible to all residents of Innisfil with physical disabilities. $4,780
Parent Council Goodfellow Public School To implement several environmental awareness, education, and greening efforts at the school. $11,081
Rotary Club of Innisfil To assit with covering some of the costs of the design and planing of the Rotary Trail that will meet the needs of municipal specifications of the different type of trails. Hiring a landscape design architect. $10,000
Crime Stoppers Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka To enhance and promote the programs in Innisfil, to increase branding and awareness of the programs in Innisfil by providing signage, educational and branding materials to be given out at Innisfil events. $10,000
Gilford United Church To cover the costs of connecting the Church building to the Town water main in order to provide clean water.  $4,500




List of Award Recipients for Fall 2015 Intake






Applicant Project Amount Approved
Innisfil Christmas For Kids Teens at Risk - work towards more programs to help support those in need in our community. $4,000
Nantyr Shores SS Parent Council Allow NSS students be involved, be healthy, and experience the arts. The funds will assist with bussing as well as event fees. It will also purchse equipment & supplies for intramural activities. $10,000
James Harte Take an ancient oak tree that fell in storm and transform into a piece of Cookstown history by creating an art piece to be displayed in the community. $5,800
Innisfil YMCA Blast away transportation barriers for teens in Innisfil and equalize the playing field for low income teens (families). $9,576.25
Cookstown & District Chamber of Commerce Hold a one day seminar to Cookstown residents and businesses the benefits of the Cookstown Heritage Conservation District and to provide ongoing design ideas for improvements to their properties. $5,750
Hurona Symphony Orchestra Introduce HSO to Innisfil and play their most popular Christmas concert in Innisfil. Create an annual event. $8,436
Innisfil Minor Hockey Association Provide equipment for children under the age of 6 for play and development / intro to hocket program. Hire certified professionals to develop all age groups. $5,245.05
Deaf Blind Ontario Services Secure funding for Acrovyn cladding (colour contrast and texturing of walls) at Craig Road house in Innisfil. $12,000
Lefroy Minor Hockey Association Skills Development, jerseys and supplies. Promoting health and wellness. $12,300



List of Award Recipients for Spring 2015 Intake



Applicant Project Amount Approved
Innisfil Soccer Club Purchase of equipment, field lining machine, paint and trailer. $9,482
Innisfil Beach Cruisers Car Club Used towards the purchase of items for hosting annual spring car show, i.e. food, advertising, prizes, upgrade of PA system. $1,085
Innisfil Celtic Festival To provide Innisfil with an annual Celtic festival including pipe band, enhancements, washrooms, first aid, event shirts, website, posters, wet weather tent if required. $6,375











List of Award Recipients for Fall 2014 Intake

Applicant Project Amount Approved
Christmas For Kids Christmas Community Outreach for children



Gilford Community Hall Windows, doors, and HVAC for Hall



Stroud Curling Club replace existing ice scraper



DeafBlind Ontario Services accessibility upgrades to 3 homes in Innisfil for sensory impaired residents



1st Stroud Scout Group purchase camping equipment for scout troupe



Rotary Club of Innisfil seed funding for new annual fundraising event in support of soon to be constructed wellness trail



Innisfil Minor Hockey Association player and coach development



Innisfil Arts, Culture & Heritage Council website re-design to incorporate an interactive directory and calendar





List of Award Recipients for Spring 2014 Intake

South Simcoe Stream Receiving Cheque Innisfil YMCA Receiving Cheque Innisfil Minor Lacrosse Receiving Cheque Alcona Beach Club Receiving Cheque

$10,455 South Simcoe

Streams Network

(Nottawasaga Community

Economic Development


Creation of natural treed buffers along local waterways at three local sites.

$5,000 Innisfil YMCA

Assit with Strong Kids fundraising effort for YMCA programs.



$8,236 Innisfil Minor Lacrosse Association

Purchase jerseys and garmet bags for local lacrosse league.

$12,775 Alcona Beach Club

Improvements to Alcona Beach Club Hall.

Celebrate Lake Simcoe Receiving Cheque Churchill Curling Club Receiving Cheque Innisfil Community Gardens Receiving CHeque Spriti of the Communit Logo

$15,000 Celebrate Lake Simcoe

Promotion of annual Celebrate Lake Simce event and new partnership initiative with SPLASH.



$12,000 Churchill Curling Club

New ice scraper for Churchill Curling Club.

$1,500 Innisfil Community Garden

Established a 24-plot community garden.


List of Award Recipients for Fall 2013 Intake

Innisfil Pipes and Drums Receiving Grant Cheque Curling Club Receiving Grant Cheque Innisfil Beach Cruisers Car Club Groups Receiving Grant Cheques

$6,638 Innisfil Pipes & Drums

Purchase of uniforms for members.

 $18,000 Cookstown Curling Club

Banquet hall improvements.

$2,000 Innisfil Beach Cruisers Car Club

Purchase of items needed to host 2014 Cruisefest in May.

Group Photo

Innisfil Minor Baseball Receiving Cheque

$4,500 Innisfil Historical Society

Assit with payment for editing and design for the Innisfil Veterans book.

 $10,000 Innisfil Minor Baseball

Enhance league offering of select and rep levels and associated training for coaches and players.

$800 Painswick Horticultural Society

Plant and maintain gardens at Town facilities; enhance group's tourism assets, and beautify the Town.