The heart and essence of Burlington is our neighbourhoods and communities. It's about people and places and how they work in partnership to make great places to live and play.
The City of Burlington's community support programs were created to encourage people to actively champion for their community. The programs provide support to communities and neighbourhoods to build, improve and strengthen Burlington and to enhance the quality of life for everyone. Bringing people together to create a sense of belonging is as important as the project itself.
Funding is available to support the following areas:
|Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund|
|Inspiring community connections through community led projects.
With the support of the City of Burlington, the Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund allows neighbourhood and community groups to initiate, manage and implement projects that make a difference to the neighbourhood or community group. The projects are initiated, planned and implemented by community members in partnership with the City of Burlington. Approved projects receive up to 50 per cent of the funding for the project from the city. The neighbourhood or community group would match this funding with an equal contribution made up through any combination of volunteer hours, donated service, donated materials and supplies or other funds raised, such as cash donations.
|Community Development Fund|
Inspiring vibrant organizations through community led initiatives.
Vibrant organizations provide valuable opportunities to enhance the quality of life for residents. Community development funding is available to support community organizations on a one-time only basis in building capacity to provide programs, services and events for the residents of Burlington. This funding supports organizations by offsetting costs related to training opportunities, equipment purchases or rental, marketing and advertising, and program start-up costs. Funding will be considered if the applicant can clearly demonstrate the request will improve the organization's ability to deliver sustainable services to the community. If applicable, please include the name of the City staff person your organization has been dealing with so the review committee can seek additional information in determining the outcome of the application.
|Neighbourhood Rinks Program|
Inspiring community connections through outdoor neighbourhood rinks.
The City of Burlington is working in partnership with local residents to support neighbourhood outdoor rinks in city parks. The city will work to install the rink boards (providing boards, water etc.) in each park and local residents agree to work together in their neighbourhood to maintain the rink throughout the winter season. Each outdoor neighbourhood rink is open to all City of Burlington residents.
|Love My Hood|
Inspiring community connections through community led activities or events.
The Love My Hood program works to inspire neighbourhood connections through community led events or activities. Neighbours get together to plan the event and invite the neighbourhood to attend. Love My Hood program breaks down the barriers to make it easy while providing toolkits and resources (i.e.: how to instructions, planning ideas etc) to make it a success.
|Facility Fee Waiver|
Inspiring sport, recreation and culture programs through facility fee waivers.
The City of Burlington supports the development of community based programs. Facility fee waivers are available to offset a portion of the rental fee for a facility permitted through the City of Burlington utilized by non-profit organizations offering a program, service or event for Burlington residents. Funding is available on a one-time only basis to support new initiatives or assist organizations in providing sustainable programs. Applications can be submitted at anytime throughout the year and are reviewed within 30 days. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their funding request.
|Recreation Fee Assistance|
|Inspiring access to recreation through program fee assistance.
Financial assistance is available to support registered or drop-in programs offered directly by the City. You will be required to provide information related to your financial situation. Funding applications will require five business days for processing once all financial information has been received. Please submit your application as early as possible to avoid classes filling up during the approval period.
Learn more about Recreation Fee Assistance and how to apply for funding.
|A windrow is the snow pushed back into a driveway by a passing snow plow. The City of Burlington offers a Windrow Clearing Program for persons with disabilities.
Learn more or call Roads, Parks and Maintenance at 905-333-6166