Community Partnership Minor Capital Program

The Community Partnership Minor Capital Program is an initiative available for minor capital improvements to city-owned parks, recreation and cultural facilities on a cost-sharing basis with community groups.

Examples include: play equipment, basketball courts, park furniture, tree planting, landscape improvements, minor community facility improvements, etc.

The Community Partnership Minor Capital Program is an initiative to implement minor capital improvements to parks and recreation facilities on a cost-sharing basis. The City’s budget for the program is set annually and funding is apportioned by district based on population.

The program can be applied to a variety of capital projects which result in the development of fixed assets. This grant is not intended for the purchase of expendable recreation equipment, i.e. art supplies, tables, chairs etc. or to finance park or facility maintenance costs.

Who can apply for a grant?

  • community groups
  • sports organizations
  • cultural groups
  • school councils/parent teacher associations

What projects are eligible?

  • minor capital recreational and cultural projects on City property which result in the development of fixed assets, i.e. play equipment, basketball courts, park furniture, tree planting, landscape improvements, minor community facility improvements, etc. 
  • projects on school land and other public lands are eligible provided the landowner provides financial and operational support as identified in the guidelines.

How does the program work?

  • City matches the community contribution for projects on City property to a maximum of $7,500 or 50% of the total cost of the project. 
  • City’s total contribution to a project on school board land or other public land will be up to one-third of the total cost of the project, to a maximum of $7,500. The balance of the capital cost will come from the community group alone, or together with the landowner.

Projects on school board land and other public lands that are accessible to the general public may also be eligible. Deadline: May 1. Information: ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424, ext. 23169.

The next deadline to apply is September 1.