Grant Name: Rural Community Building Grants







This program is designed to support rural-based community project undertakings by non-profit organizations such as community associations and agricultural groups


  • Are non-profit organizations that are active in rural Ottawa and recognized as supporting local community and/or agricultural activities and programs
  • Operate in a non-discriminatory manner, as set out by the Ontario Human Rights Code
  • Are governed by a democratically elected Board of Directors
  • Demonstrate efficiency, effectiveness and fiscal responsibility
  • Remain in good financial standing with the City of Ottawa

How to Apply?

Completed proposals must be submitted directly to the Rural Affairs Office and must include all applicable items below:

  • Organization details including: organization name, organization contacts, a copy of the minutes from the most recent Annual General Meeting, the details of the governance structure and a copy of the most recent financial statements
  • An outline of the project, its objectives, benefits to the rural community, and proposed dates;
  • Evidence of the need for a project
  • The level of funding sought through this grant program, and the proposed timing of payments in the event the proposal is successful
  • Details of other funding sources for the project, including other City grants and/or other government programs
  • If the organization applying for the funding is acting on behalf of a property owner for the grants program, authorizing documentation from the property owner must be provided
  • An itemized budget that is supported by evidence of cost estimates (including supplier quotes where appropriate)
  • Evidence of other support (including in-kind) as appropriate
  • Information on how the project or its outcomes will be sustained after the funding period.

Funding Amount


Contact Information

City of Ottawa – Rural Affairs Office
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 27815
e-mail: sends e-mail)
fax: 613-560-6026

Processing Fee



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