Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF)

Funding Guide |

The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) is intended to help communities across Canada build and improve community infrastructure so they can rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a national allocation of $500 million over two years, the Fund’s purpose is to support not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and other public institutions, as well as Indigenous communities on the road to economic recovery. The focus of the funding will be for projects that assist with community vitality, support social and economic cohesion and help reanimate communities.

Eligibility Factors

CCRF specifies:

  • the type of applicant (i.e. not for profit organizations, regional or municipal governments, community organizations, Indigenous organizations etc.)
  • activities and projects (i.e. adapting community spaces, building community infrastructure, etc.)
  • costs ( i.e. construction, enhancement, technical personnel, equipment, supplies, etc.)

Priority Projects

  • shovel ready
  • bringing in other partners to leverage project funding (priority may be given to those projects that require a federal contribution of only 50 percent)
  • of a smaller scope where the project will be completed within the required timeframe to ensure that the program benefits will be shared broadly
  • funding requests can be up to $750,000, however requests for funds under $500,000 may be given priority
  • helping communities rebound from the effects of the pandemic and contribute to the reanimation of communities, towns and cities
  • demonstrating measurable direct or indirect social-economic benefits
  • encouraging the participation of underrepresented groups and take into consideration the unique challenges of rural and remote communities

Eligible projects will be prioritized in the following order of importance:

  1. revitalize main streets or downtown cores
  2. improve or reinvent outdoor spaces
  3. reduce environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions
  4. increase accessibility to public spaces for everyone to enjoy inclusive of people with disabilities


  • financial statements over the past 2 years*
  • confirmed funding*
  • copy of ownership/lease agreement*
  • proof of permission to undertake renovations*

How to apply

Application form detailed with:

  • Organization information
  • Project specifics
  • Project timelines
  • Project costs
  • Cash flows