Looking for some extra funds to help cover recreation expenses? Apply to our Recreation Fund!

Funding is available for both children and adults, and is distributed based on financial need.

Children and Youth

This program will cover any recreation activity including minor sports, art/drama programs, camps, swimming, non-resident fees, school trips, Scouts, Girl Guides, cooking classes, fitness memberships, and more. It and can also help with equipment or travel costs. It applies to programs in Meaford, and those in other neighbouring communities like Owen Sound, Thornbury, Chatsworth, etc.

Families are required to pay 10% of the total cost, or a minimum of $25. Children may be funded for multiple activities up to a maximum of $500 per child, per year. This is subject to the discretion of Golden Town Outreach and available funding. 

How to Qualify

To qualify, you must:

  • Live in the Municipality of Meaford
  • Be 18 years old or under

This program follows Revenue Canada’s Low Income Cut-offs (LICO’s) with an additional $40,000 added to the cut-off point.

Proof of income may be requested. 

Household Size

Low Income Cut-Off

Maximum Threshold

1 person

$19,540

$59,540

2 persons

$24,324

$64,324

3 persons

$29,903

$69,903

4 persons

$36,308

$76,308

5 persons

$41,180

$81,180

6 persons

$46,444

$86,444

7 or more persons

$51,709

$91,709

Adults (19+)

This program will cover registration fees to any recreation and culture programs facilitated within the Municipality of Meaford by either the municipality and/or service groups. 

Participants are required to 10% of the total cost, or a minimum of $25. Adults may be funded for multiple activities up to $200 per adult per year. This is subject to the discretion of Golden Town Outreach and available funding.

How to Qualify

To qualify, you must:

  • Live in the Municipality of Meaford
  • Be over the age of 19

This program follows Revenue Canada’s Low Income Cut-offs (LICO’s) with an additional $20,000 added to the cut-off point.

Proof of income may be requested. 

Household Size

Low Income Cut-Off

Maximum Threshold

1 person

$19,540

$39,540

2 persons

$24,324

$44,324

3 persons

$29,903

$49,903

4 persons

$36,308

$56,308

5 persons

$41,180

$61,180

6 persons

$46,444

$66,444

7 or more persons

$51,709

$71,709

 Eligible Programs and Activities

If your favourite activity is not listed, check with Golden Town Outreach as your program may still be eligible for funding!

  • Archery
  • Bocce
  • Diving
  • Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming
  • Handball
  • Baseball
  • Climbing
  • Equestrian
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Community Centre Memberships
  • Fencing
  • Inline Skating/Rollerblading
  • Biking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Figure Skating
  • Kinball
  • Bowling
  • Curling
  • Fishing
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Lacrosse
  • Fitness Memberships
  • Martial Arts
  • Broomball
  • Dance Golf
  • Multisport
  • Orienteering
  • Racquetball
  • Dance
  • Summer Camp Programs
  • Ringette
  • Rugby
  • Girl Guides
  • Snowboarding
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Skateboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Scouts
  • Skiing
  • Drama Programs
  • Art Programs
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Pickleball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Windsurfing
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga
  • Cooking Classes

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out the appropriate application form:

Submit your completed form to goldentownoutreach@gmail.com. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact goldentownoutreach@gmail.com or call 519-538-4550.

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