Neighbourhood Grants



Social Planning Toronto is excited to partner with the City of Toronto to support the Neighbourhood Grants Program.



Rustic NIA Community Group


iBall Canada


Puppets for U


The Neighbourhood Grants Program provides $1,000 - $3,000 in funding to support resident-led groups to make changes they want to see in their communities.

Social Planning Toronto's role is to distribute funds to the resident-led groups and to provide training and other supports, as needed.

Learn more about the program and our skills-building and connecting opportunities for grant recipients in the video below.



"Wherever I live, I want to be a part of it when it comes to change."
~Janel Simpson, grant recipient


In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to hold in-person events, SPT designed and delivered a series of training workshops to help grant recipients pivot to online events instead. Learn about the impact of the training series in the video below.



"Neighbourhood Improvement Areas [are] often under-represented in these spaces. It's not because we don't care about our communities — community is everything to us. The main challenge is that we don't have the social capital to see our ideas come to fruition. So these workshops are important because it guides the leaders in our communities to do the good work that we want to do."
~Marwa Saleem, training series participant


Tools and templates

Click here to see useful tools and templates for planning your event or project.

Forms and information

Click here to see all relevant forms for the Neighbourhood Grant program.

Conflict resolution supports

Are you experiencing any issues in working with your group members or your mentor? Does your group need support to figure out how to move forward?

Click here to download the Conflict Mediation Request Form.

Training sessions

Click here to view our upcoming training and capacity-building sessions for Neighbourhood Grant Participants. Attend more than half of the training sessions and receive a certificate at the end of the year.

Submit your report and receipts

Completed your event?

1. You will need to submit a written report to the City of Toronto. Download the report questions to prepare your answers, then click here to submit. Deadline: July 30, 2021. We suggest submitting your report within a month of your event. 

Send pictures of your event (if you have permission to share them) and check whether your report was received by emailing Oleg Segin: [email protected]

2. Send a scan or picture of your receipts, gift card forms and /or honorarium forms to [email protected]. These are due within two weeks of holding your event / activity. Please attach your receipts and forms to an expense sheet, which you can download here. Please note that we will require original receipts to be sent by mail after the copies are reviewed.

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