Tenant Action Funds

Tenant Action Funds

As part of the transition to the new Tenant Engagement System, TCHC has established Interim Funding Tables, made up of representatives from each directorate – east, central, seniors and west; to help distribute Tenant Councils and Use of Space funds to tenants or tenant groups who need resources for community initiatives.

Want to get involved in your community? Have an idea for a project or initiative to address your community priorities? Tenants and tenant groups can apply for Tenant Action Funds to address local priorities. All Tenant Action Funds applications will be reviewed and approved by Interim Funding Tables.

Tenant Action Funds are back for 2020

2020 Tenant Action Funds Tables will be established in March. Tenant Action Funds Tables will hand out funds available in 2020 from March to November. These funds are specifically intended to address local priorities. In the meantime, Interim Funding Tables will be in place until Februrary 2020. 

Who can apply for the Tenant Action Funds?

All Toronto Community Housing tenants can request resources for projects and initiatives that will respond to tenant identified priorities. Members of the Interim Funding Tables are not allowed to submit funding requests for initiatives in their community, but members of their community can apply for the Tenant Action Funds. All applicants must balance previously allocated funds before seeking additional resources. Any tenant found to be misappropriating funds will be ineligible to apply for future resources.

Applications for the Tenant Action Funds are now open. Download a copy of the Tenant Action Funds toolkit (PDF) for more information. 

What is the process to apply for Tenant Action Funds?

Once you submit your application form, it will be reviewed by the Interim Funding Table in your directorate and they will determine whether or not funding will be allocated. Tenants will receive a letter with the status of their application within two weeks after the review meeting date. If your application is approved, your local engagement Community Services Coordinator will contact you to discuss next steps.

What is the maximum dollar amount that can be allocated to the project or initiative I submitted for through the Tenant Action Funds?

A maximum of $1,000 can be allocated to the project or initiative.

How do I get the Tenant Action Funds application form?

What are the submission deadlines?

Submission deadlines for Tenant Action Funds are now closed. 2020 Tenant Action Funds will be due at the end of each month for the following months review. Funds will be available in 2020 from March to November. The final deadline to submit an application for 2020 is October 31 for November review.

How can I find more information on Tenant Action Funds? 

For more information, you can:

Resources

2020 Tenant Action Funds

Tenant Action Funds