Applications open for District’s Pay It Forward Muskoka grants


The District’s 2018 Pay it Forward Muskoka grant program is now open and applications will be received until noon Friday April 13, 2018.

The Pay it Forward Muskoka program provides community investment grants of up to $2,500 to community groups wishing to build a stronger Muskoka together. The goal of the program is to strengthen communities across Muskoka by funding local projects that:

  • Fill a strategic need in the community
  • Enhance community support and leadership
  • Create positive change
  • Improve the quality of life of our vulnerable citizens

“Over the past six years the Community Investment Grant program ‘Pay It Forward’ has invested an average of $32,500 annually in grassroots community initiatives,” said Rick Williams, Commissioner of Community Services with the District Municipality of Muskoka.  “The grant program supports arts, recreation and community development projects that will give energy to our local communities across Muskoka.”

Have a creative idea to help improve your community? Application instructions and a list of last year’s successful applicants are available at  For questions regarding the Pay it Forward 2018 application process, please call 705-645-2412 Ext. 198 or send an email to [email protected].

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