Community Grants


Lanark County Community Grants Program distributes County funds to support non-profit agencies and organizations who serve Lanark County.

Grants are awarded to local projects that have a direct impact on the people of our community or an indirect impact by increasing the capacity of organizations to initiate and sustain local projects.

This program will support services and programs that fall under one of the categories below:

  • Human Services
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Arts, Heritage and Tourism


Programs and projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Builds on existing community strengths and assets
  • Addresses service gaps and does not duplicate services
  • Responds to clearly identified local needs and provides demonstrated enrichment to the community
  • Uses resources efficiently and effectively
  • Involves meaningful partnerships
  • Strives for a significant and/or lasting impact
  • Benefits a wide audience
  • Shows innovation, creativity, and proactive thinking
  • Shows clear, measurable outcomes

Grants will not be issued:

  • To cover deficits or retire debts
  • To replace current program funding
  • To provide endowment funds
  • For sectarian, religious or political purposes
  • To contribute to buildings (renovation, construction or purchase)
  • To individuals
  • To provide money for fundraising activities

To ensure you meet all of the eligibility criteria review the Lanark County Community Grants Program Policy.


Eligible Applicants:

Applicants must provide services or programs to residents of Lanark County. Unincorporated individuals or organizations must work in partnership with an incorporated organization that will share in the project and receive and manage the funds.


For 2023 up to $275,000 in combined funding for multi-year program grants and annual project grants may be awarded.

  • Up to a maximum of $10,000 annually for project grants
  • Up to a maximum of $50,000 per Council term for program grants



The application process is now closed. Please check back again, or contact for further details

 Awards of Excellence

2022 Award Recipients

This year, Council recognized Matthew Mould of Mississippi Mills in the categories of Business/Agriculture/Industry/Tourism and Sue Doran of Perth for Volunteerism/Community Service/Youth.


The purpose of the Lanark County Awards of Excellence is to recognize and honour Lanark County citizens, including organizations, businesses and industries who have made a significant and/or extraordinary contribution to Lanark County or in at least two municipalities within the County.

Who is Eligible

To qualify for an Award of Excellence the Nominee must be a resident of Lanark County or operate a business or industry in the County and has made a significant and/or extraordinary contribution in one or more of the following categories:
• Volunteerism / Community Service / Youth
• Business / Agriculture / Industry / Tourism
• Heritage / Ecology
• Arts / Culture / Recreation / Sports
• Philanthropy
• Other

When is the Deadline for Nominations?

Nominations are now closed. Please check back again, or contact for further details.

How are the Award Recipients Selected?

The award recipients are selected by the Awards Sub-Committee of Council. The Committee reviews the submissions and selects the recipients from the nominations received.
Awards will be presented annually in the category where strong candidates have been nominated. The Warden will present the awards at the first County Council meeting in December.
Complete applications and/or questions may be addressed to:
Lanark County Clerk’s Office
C/O Megan Beson, Deputy Clerk
Phone: 613-267-4200 ext. 1102
99 Christie Lake Road, Perth ON K7H 3C7

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