spark Community Action Grants give residents in Ottawa’s priority neighbourhoods an opportunity to have a direct influence on the improvement of their community. These grants often focus on reducing social isolation, increasing community safety, improving access to healthy food, building skills, and job training.
spark recognizes the power of women to drive change in our community. As such, priority is given to applications for initiatives that specifically seek to support, empower or engage women. Priority is also given to initiatives following a social enterprise model. spark Community Action Grants are allocated twice per year in Spring and Fall.