Ontario Helping Pickering Non-Profits Deliver Vital Services

Today, MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy and Minister Neil Lumsden announced that the Pickering Football Club will receive $119,800 in grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund. This funding will support the community organizations as they build resilience, and sustainability.

“I am thrilled to see that the Pickering Football Club has been awarded a grant through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund. Sports have the power to bring people together and contribute to a vibrant and inclusive community. With this funding, the Pickering Football Club will be able to expand their reach, improve facilities, and deliver high-quality programming that will benefit players, families, and spectators alike,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge.

The Ontario government is providing nearly $30 million this year through the Resilient Communities Fund to 283 non-profit organizations across the province. This funding will enable these organizations to deliver the best service possible and ensure that Ontarians will have stable access to their programming.

“Pickering Football Club has worked incredibly hard over the past three years to overcome challenges from the pandemic, a dome collapse, and a subsequent flood to get where we are today. Thanks to the incredible work of our volunteer board and committed staff, we have kept players, coaches, families, and supporters engaged and we are grateful for their support. We would also like to thank the Ontario government for their support so that we can deliver on our mission to serve the community. The Resilient Communities Fund grant will help us offer accommodate Pickering’s growing population in a manner that is safe, accessible, and inclusive to all,” said Matt Greenwood, Executive Director, Pickering Football Club.

“Our government knows non-profits deliver programming that help people live healthier, happier lives and can contribute to the success of communities across the province,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “This funding will allow the Pickering Football club to develop and expand a variety of community sport opportunities, ensuring that the residents can experience the benefits that come from participating in group sport activities.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is proud to have supported thousands of community organizations over four decades to strengthen the social and economic fabric of Ontario. Please visit the OTF website for a full list of grant recipients and details on how the OTF might be able to help your non-profit organization.


  • Pickering Football Club will be receiving $119,800 over 24 months to expand and develop community sport opportunities at the Club level for pickleball, volleyball, futsal, badminton, basketball and powerchair sports.
  • The Resilient Communities Fund is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) – an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
  • This fund has supported 2,753 projects across Ontario since it was first announced in August 2020.