The Uplift Fund has a strategic focus on underemployment. COVID-19 demonstrated that the issue remains significant and has only been exasperated as a result of the pandemic. We look forward to helping community organizations combat it through their programming.

Eligible projects must:

  • Be implemented in communities across Mississauga, Brampton and/or Etobicoke (or within a 17 km ratio from the airport)
  • Have a maximum duration of proposed activity of one-year;
  • Work directly with people who are experiencing underemployment;
  • Not represent duplication in funding for activities by other funders.

Eligible Applicants

  • Organizations must be a registered non-profit within Canada.
  • The organization must be willing to provide audited financial statements upon request.
  • Priority and preference will be given to projects and initiatives that have a positive impact in neighborhoods surrounding Toronto Pearson (Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton).

We can help you win! Funding: $25,000 – $75,000 (Total funding available is $350,000)

Deadline: April 20 by 5 pm

Commitment Date: April 5

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