Funding for Parks: Funding Resources to Improve and Animate Your Park

Funding for Your Park Project

Fundraising is a great way to build the capacity of your community park group. See the tabs below to find valuable national resources to fund your next park improvement or animation project.

Environmental Grants


Operating and capital grants to support community work and park improvements. Learn More



Funds projects that increase public support for fast and deep-reaching climate change solutions. Learn more





Supports initiatives to protect water in urban areas. Learn more



A crowd-funding platform that connects community projects to inspired donors. Learn more



Supports environmental projects through corporate support, sponsorships and donations.Learn more

Community Building Grants


Support for outdoor activity programs and clubs through funding and product donations for initiatives and infrastructure projects that inspire and enable people to be active outdoors. Learn more.





CNSupports for organizations that protect the natural environment by reducing waste and pollution through important conservation strategies. Learn more




Funding for community projects, programs or events. Learn more.

Community Garden Grants


A community garden crowd funding platform for public food gardens. Learn more.



Funds access to fresh fruit and nut trees and shrubs  Learn more.

Trees and Native Plants & Pollinators


Supports tree planting on school grounds. Learn more.





Funds expenses related naturalization such as plant materials and the tools and supplies needed to achieve this on publically accessible school grounds.  Learn more.




Support to not-for-profit organizations to better their neighborhoods through the development of community-based gardens and greenspaces. Learn more.




Public Art

There are a variety of arts and culture programs and that provide funding to non-profit and charitable organizations for arts and cultural activities that engage communities.


Supports artists and arts and festival organizations in Edmonton with a variety of grant programs. Learn more.



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Provides funds for public art projects. Learn more.

winnipeg Supports projects in public spaces. Learn more.




Park & Recreation Facilities



Funding for youth programs focused on soccer, hockey and basketball that encourage inclusive communities, breaks down barriers and has demonstrated community support. Learn more.


Grants and resources for improving playgrounds. Learn More
Provincial Lottery Funds

The revenues from commercial lottery funds in provinces are distributed to non-profits which can serve park s and public spaces.

BC Community Gaming Grants funds to not-for-profit organizations providing programs or services of direct benefit to the broader community for work in sport, arts and culture and environment.

Alberta Lottery Fund funds to not-for-profit organizations providing programs or services of direct benefit to the broader community for work in sport, arts and culture and community initiatives.

The Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund helps non-profit volunteer organizations deliver sport, culture and recreation programs and activities in communities across Saskatchewan.

The Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Community Support assists charitable organizations in work that focuses on arts and culture, health, professional and amateur sports.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming distributes gaming proceeds through the Ontario Trillium Foundation provides grants to charitable organizations for operating and capital grants to support community work and park improvements.

Loto Quebec sponsors events and festivals and visual arts.

The Nova Scotia Lotteries and Casino Corporation Community Support assists community and charitable events throughout the province

Toronto and Ontario Funding Opportunities



TD Bank Group and Park People deliver the TD Park Builders Program which encourages community engagement and animation of vital community green space in Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and low-income communities. Learn More 





Operating and capital grants to support community work and park improvements. Learn More




Partnering with communities, the Toronto Park and Trees Foundation helps them fulfill their visions for neighbourhood green spaces. Learn More

Funding Stories:

Why this park person is a community’s ‘auntie’

Casual day-to-day interactions between people--on the street, in parks, and shared spaces--is what gives us our sense of belonging. These community ties are even more important in underserved communities because, as we highlighted in our Sparking Change report, people...

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Butterflies, bees and birds take over the Green Line

Sunday's Bee Line on the Green Line Parade and Pageant paid blissful homage to all creatures that pollinate. The parade was our way of celebrating the native pollinator gardens that have been planted all along the Green Line. Park People, Clay and Paper Theatre and...

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Here’s Why Small is Beautiful

Two of Park People’s recent reports highlight the importance of starting out small when launching a community park project. In my life, when a theme reoccurs I tend to stand up and take notice. So, I went out in search of projects that demonstrate that "small is...

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