FUNDING & GRANTS
The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries is responsible for administering the Public Libraries Act, and statutory grants under the Act including the Public Library Operating, Pay Equity, and First Nation Salary Supplement Grants Program.  They also publish the annual Ontario Public Library Statistics, using information collected through the Annual Survey of Public Libraries.  All libraries and contracting municipalities receiving provincial funding must complete the Annual Survey of Public Libraries (ASPL).

SOLS staff can assist with these grants, as well as submissions for grants that we administer such as the Internet Connectivity Grant.

Annual Survey


SOLS staff are available to help you complete the grant application, due in June of each year

Public Library Operating Grant

We offer support for libraries completing the Public Library Operating Grants, as well as the  Public Library Pay Equity (PE) and/or First Nation Salary Supplement (FNSS) applications

Internet Connectivity

Connectivity Funding is available from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries for the 19/20 fiscal year (April 2019 – March 31, 2020)

Federal Government Grants

Connecting Families

CONNECTING FAMILIES

Learn how public libraries can support the Government of Canada's initiative to help bridge the digital divide for some low-income Canadian families.

This site is password protected. Libraries can contact us for password details.

FAMILLES BRANCHÉES

En apprendre plus sur le soutien que peuvent offrir les bibliothèques publiques afin de supporter l'initiative du Gouvernement du Canada qui a pour but d'aider à combler le fossé numérique affectant les familles canadiennes à faible revenu.

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GETTING STARTED WITH CODING

Your library can obtain free copies of Getting Started with Coding, as part of the Government of Canada CanCode project. The 120-page books are free and in English and French and are aimed at children 9 to 16.

DÉCOUVRE LE CODAGE

Dans le cadre du programme CodeCan du Gouvernement du Canada, votre bibliothèque peut obtenir des copies gratuites du livre Découvre le codage. Ce livre de 120 pages est disponible en français et en anglais. Il vise une clientèle âgée entre neuf et seize ans.

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Resources

The Professional Resources in Learn HQ have a page dedicated to grants and funding development featuring a wide range of library and not-for-profit resources 

Contact Us

For assistance with any of our services , please get in touch.