Dufferin County accepting applications for 2023 Community Grant Program

Jan 31st, 2023
By mball

Applications are now open for Dufferin County’s 2023 Community Grant Program!

The Community Grant Program aims to support not-for-profit or charitable organizations who complete projects or provide programming benefiting Dufferin County residents and that serve one or more of the County’s priority areas.

The County has identified the following strategic priorities for the 2023 grant round:

  • Climate Action
  • Cultural Enhancement
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Economic Development
  • Youth and Seniors Services
  • Food

New this year, the Food for Thought grant now falls under the general Community Grant streams, and Food has been added as a benefit category. There is still an allocation of funds to support organizations who provide direct food services to Dufferin residents. The previous maximum of $3,000 for Food grant applications no longer applies.

Dufferin County partners with Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA) to administer the Community Grant Program. HCIA establishes a grant team who reviews the applications and evaluates them against the established criteria to ensure they meet the strategic priorities.

Completed application packages can be submitted to info@dufferincounty.ca, or dropped off at or mailed to Dufferin County, 30 Centre Street, Orangeville, L9W 2X1 with attention to Community Grant Program.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 27, 2023. Notifications will be sent from the County Clerk’s Office following approval by County Council no sooner than their meeting on April 13, 2023.

Eligibility requirements and additional information can be found at www.dufferincounty.ca.


“Our local not-for-profit organizations work hard every day to benefit our community, and through their ongoing dedication, they make Dufferin County a better place for all who live and work here. We are pleased to again offer our Community Grant Program to support the not-for-profit sector in the important work they do.”

- Wade Mills, Warden, Dufferin County

“Dufferin County staff are committed to making our community a safe, healthy and successful place for all, and our local not-for-profit sector plays an important role in helping us as we work to achieve this. Not-for-profit and charitable organizations can now apply for the County’s 2023 Community Grant Program to receive support for the work they do to better our community.”

- Sonya Pritchard, Chief Administrative Officer, Dufferin County


Megan Ball, Manager of Communications