Overview

The Francophone Community Grants Program (FCGP) plays a central role in strengthening the development of the Franco-Ontarian community by supporting non-profit organizations, social enterprises and businesses that deliver French-language services or serve Francophone markets.

The FCGP supports projects that aim to:

  • strengthen the capacity of organizations and/or businesses to provide products and services to Francophones in the province
  • promote the recruitment and/or training of bilingual Francophone staff
  • provide opportunities to celebrate and foster understanding of Ontario’s Francophonie

The program has two funding streams:

  • Community and Culture
  • Economic Development

Community and Culture stream

Non-profit, Francophone organizations and those serving the Francophone community are eligible, provided they are incorporated in Ontario and have been in continuous operation in Ontario for at least two years at the time of application. Municipalities and Indigenous communities/organizations are also eligible.

The FCGP covers up to 80% of eligible expenses under this stream.

Economic Development stream

Ontario entrepreneurs and businesses that serve or target Francophone consumers and communities in the province are eligible, provided that they are incorporated in Ontario and have been in continuous operation in Ontario for at least two years at the time of application.

The FCGP covers up to 50% of eligible expenses under this stream.

To apply

Applications are received through the Transfer Payments Ontario platform during the program’s application period. Learn more about the FCGP and other funding opportunities offered by the Government of Ontario.

For more information

You can reach out to the Regional Development Advisor assigned to your area from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. If you are not sure who your advisor is, you can contact one of the ministry’s Regional Services Offices.