Local Poverty Reduction Fund


Poverty Reduction Strategy Office and Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)

For More Information

Please visit the program’s website for further information.


The Fund is a $50 million, six-year initiative created to support innovative, community-driven projects that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty.

The Local Poverty Reduction Fund provides funding to organizations and communities to support and evaluate their poverty reduction initiatives, create partnerships and build a body of evidence of programs that work for Ontarians living in poverty.

By supporting projects in communities across the province, Ontario aims to harness innovative ideas from local, community-based approaches and establish new ways of tackling poverty, rooted in evidence.

Using the evidence gathered from these projects, the government will work to apply best practices across the province and focus on funding programs that are proven to work and that can expand over time.

Learn more about the 2015 round of the Fund and the 41 organizations and projects that received funding.

The University of Guelph is eligible to apply for this opportunity and has registered as an organization in the OTF’s online application system.

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If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

To Office of Research Services: Please submit your OR-5 Form and draft application in Word to research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

The Office of Research Services will submit final version of application using the OTF’s online application system.

How to Apply

Notify Laura Beaupre (lbeaupre@uoguelph.ca or ext. 56616) of your interest in applying, as soon as possible.

Read the guidelines (PDF) and prepare a draft application in Word using the application questions (PDF) as a template.

For Questions, please contact

Ontario Trillium Foundation at LPRF@otf.ca or at 1-800-263-2887 

Office of Research

Laura Beaupre, Director, Research Analysis and Reporting
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56616

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