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Grants Ontario

Grants Ontario provides Ontarians with modern access to grants in the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Launched in January 2012, this new online tool allows applicants to locate and submit grant applications, check their application status and manage reports.

Grants Ontario supports the findings of the 2011 Partnership Project report where non profit organizations asked the Ontario Government to '... institute standardized application forms, timelines accountability and reporting requirements across ministries by moving as much as possible online.'

Grants Ontario was designed as an Ontario Government-wide system and will accommodate more grant and transfer payments in the future.

Improved application process

Grants Ontario's automated features relieve the burden of repeated manual input of information which helps to reduce the amount of time spent on submitting applications. Following a one-time registration process, the system automatically records key applicant contact details such as name, address and title, and uses common application questions to simplify online submissions.

The addition of online report filing in April 2012 will further reduce workload and demonstrate a commitment to a cleaner environment. Payment processes for successful applicants will also be streamlined

Information security

Grants Ontario is a secure system that can only be accessed via the Government of Ontario's encrypted ONe key log-in system. Until data is submitted to the ministries, only the applicant will see it.

Find out more about Grants Ontario

Visit Grants Ontario to access online training modules, quick reference guides and a Frequently Asked Questions section. Technical support is available via email and telephone during regular business hours.