The following video presents Local Poverty Reduction Fund to Support Community Driven Solutions:
- The presentation starts at mark 0:23 seconds.
“Ontario is investing $50 million to support grassroots community partners in lifting people and families out of poverty.
The Local Poverty Reduction Fund will support innovative local solutions and help community organizations demonstrate their progress, evaluate their programs and build a collective body of evidence of poverty reduction initiatives that work.
Reducing poverty means investing in the right supports that improve outcomes for people. Ontario’s work to fight poverty has made a difference in the lives of children and families, including preventing thousands from falling into poverty during the recession. Despite these successes, we know there is more work to do.
There are many local, grassroots and innovative programs in communities that are making a difference in the lives of people living in poverty. Using the evidence gathered from these programs, the government will work to apply best practices across the province and focus on funding programs that are proven to work and that can expand over time.
Fighting poverty is part of the government’s economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, building new public infrastructure, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.”
Local Poverty Reduction Fund is $50 million that will be invested over six years in Ontario, Canada.
The fund is available to a wide range of groups. Not-for-profit organizations, registered charities, broader public sector organizations such as municipal governments, district social service administration boards (DSSAB) as well as Aboriginal communities and organizations can apply for the fund.
To be considered for funding, applicants must meet the following criteria: