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


Applications must be submitted by September 15, 2022.  

For More Information and to Apply:

Read the Lanark County Community Grants Program Policy and Application Form.

Or contact the Clerk’s Office c/o Deputy Clerk Megan Beson at or 613 267 4200 ext. 1102

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