Elliot Lake Retirement Living (ELRL) has created the ELRL Community Grant Program to give back to the community.  The intent of the program is to invest in activities, programs, projects and individuals that help to make Elliot Lake a place that people want to live, retire to and invest in.


Qualified Applicants

Any club, group, business, organization or individual can apply for funding from the ELRL Community Grant Program.  To be considered, the applicant must reside, service, or operate in Elliot Lake.

Selection Criteria

ELRL will consider a broad range of requests.  Priority will be given to projects or activities that:

  • Provide opportunities for local residents to participate in the community
  • Promote Elliot Lake as a place to live, work, and invest
  • Enhance the community, either economically, ecologically, or aesthetically
  • Leverage funding from other groups and agencies
  • May become self-sustaining

The funding is not intended to support ongoing operational shortfalls.  Nor should individuals profit directly from the grant.

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to submit their requests in writing and include the following:

  • The name of the applicant, organization or club.
  • Nature of the organization i.e. non-profit, charitable, volunteer etc.
  • Contact information i.e. email, or phone number.
  • Mailing Address
  • The amount of the request.
  • A description of the activity, event, or item to be funded.
  • Explain who will benefit from the grant.
  • Explain how the grant will benefit the community
  • If the grant will help to lever other funds, please state from whom and how much.

You may click on the link below for a fillable form which you can save and then submit via email to info@elrl.ca

 Forms will also be available at the office.

Community Grant Form

Please include all the requested information otherwise the application may not be considered for funding.  Further information may be requested as part of the approval process.

Submissions for the 2023, ELRL Community Grant are open until Friday May 19, 2023 at 3pm.

Elliot Lake Retirement Living
Attn: ELRL Community Grant
289 Highway 108 North, Elliot Lake, ON P5A 2S9

Office hours are 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.


 Past ELRL Community Grant Recipients 

  1. St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation, CT Scanner $50,000 ( 2018 & 2019)
  2. Elliot Lake Red Wings $1,500
  3. Elliot Lake Tennis Club $15,000
  4. St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation $6,000
  5. Central School $1,000
  6. Elliot Lake Charity Bingo $1,500
  7. Elliot Lake and Area Rod and Gun Club $5,000
  8. Rio Den Basketball court/program $6,000
  9. Stage Door Players $1,000
  10. Maple Gate – Larry’s Place/Men’s shelter  $10,250 (2019 & 2021)
  11. The Penokean Field Naturalists $1,400 (2019 & 2021)
  12. WAGS (Wednesday Afternoon Guitarists)  $1,150 ( 2019 & 2021)
  13.  Mount Dufour Terrain Park $1,300
  14. The Autism Sensory Park $7,500
  15. The Elliot Lake Arts Club $2,500
  16. Our Lady of Fatima Ukulele Club (after school program) $2,250 
  17. Elliot Lake Wood Carvers Club – $2,000
  18. Camp Thompson $1,500
  19. Paul Eldon Snow Dog Groomer $10,000
  20. Rotary Club $3,900
  21. Elliot Lake Youth Slow Pitch $1,695
  22. Mount Dufour $25,000
  23. Alzheimer’s Society $2,000
  24. TV Bingo $3,000 (2019 & 2021)
  25. Quilts of Valor $3,000
  26. Elliot Lake Snowbirds Club $6,000