Local Poverty Reduction Fund

On May 10th, 2017, the Government of Ontario launched the third and final round of funding for the Local Poverty Reduction Fund (LPRF), which includes a dedicated funding stream for Indigenous-led projects (Indigenous Stream). The LPRF is providing $50 million over six years to support innovative, local, community-driven solutions that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty.


So far, over $28.9 million has been invested in 71 projects in more than 30 communities across the province. Through the Indigenous Stream, more than $4.5 million was invested in 2016 with a minimum of $2 million committed to projects in 2017.

For more information and to access the application form and guide online, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/local-poverty-reduction-fund-indigenous-led-projects

To register for the upcoming webinars and in-person outreach sessions, please visit the Poverty Reduction Strategy Office Eventbrite page here: http://prso-bsrp.eventbrite.com/.

Deadline for application is June 29, 2017.


Please feel free to forward any questions or concerns you may have to the Poverty Reduction Strategy Office at:

  • Email: prso@ontario.ca
  • Phone: 416-212-0430 or 1-844-692-8006
  • Written correspondence: Poverty Reduction Strategy Office | 6th Floor, Ferguson Block | 77 Wellesley Street West | Toronto, ON M7A 1N3


We encourage you to attend one of the information sessions to see whether you want to apply to the LPRF.