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
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.
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 within 3 days of the 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Town Hall at (705)436-3710 Ext.1514.
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.
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.
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
Council Discretionary Fund Program
Inspiring Innisfil Fund
|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 businessess 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
|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|
|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||
$10,455 South Simcoe
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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
GRANT REVIEW COMMITTEE
The purpose of this Committee is to review and approve requests for funding through the Inspiring Innisfil Grant Fund in accordance with the Innisfil Community Grant Application Guidelines. Meetings will coincide with bi-annual grant intakes and additionally, as required. Off-site meetings may also be required to attend events and organizations which have received funding.
The Committee is comprised of seven members who are citizens within the geographic area of Innisfil. These positions are volunteer positions and therefore committee members will not receive any remuneration. The committee meets six times per year. All meetings take place at Innisfil Town Hall. Committee members may also be required to attend media functions and grant recipient sit visits from time to time, as scheduled in advance.
The Inspiring Innisfil Fund is one of three new municipal grant programs being offered by the Town as part of Inspiring Innisfil 2020 initiatives. A portion of the funding for these grant programs will come from the Spirit of the Community events, (Mayor’s Golf Tournament and Dinnner & Auction) and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s Municipal Contribution Agreement.