Tenant Action Funds
Tenants and tenant groups can apply for Tenant Action Funds to address local priorities. Review this page to learn about the application and selection process.
What are Tenant Action Funds?
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.
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. 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.
Once you submit your application form, it will be reviewed by the Tenant Action Funds Tables 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 the next steps.
A maximum of $1,000 can be allocated to the project or initiative.
2023 Tenant Action Funds Information Package and Application Form
Download and review the 2023 Tenant Action Funds Information Package (PDF) to learn more about Tenant Action Funds.
2023 key dates
- For June review, applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 31, 2023
- For July review, applications must be submitted by Friday, June 30, 2023
- For August review, applications must be submitted by Monday, July 31, 2023
- For September review, applications must be submitted by Thursday, August 31, 2023
- For October review, applications must be submitted by Saturday, September 30, 2023
- For November review, applications must be submitted by Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Tenant Action Fund Tables
Members of the Tenant Action Funds Tables include Toronto Community Housing tenants from across the city. They review tenant funding requests for community projects and initiatives that respond to tenant-identified priorities.
To learn more about about Tenant Action Funds Tables or to submit an application to join, please visit the Tenant Action Funds Table page.
For over 15 years, the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process has given Toronto Community Housing tenants the opportunity to decide how to spend funds to improve their buildings, developments, and communities.
The Participatory Budgeting (PB) process is currently on hold (effective 2021).
If you have questions about PB, contact:
- Your local Community Services Coordinator
- Email the Client Care Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org