Apply for Funding


Step 1: Check to see if you are eligible for funding.  Look at the chart below to see if your family income (we look at the tax Line 236) is below the amount shown for your family size. 

Family Size: adult(s) + child(ren) Income Level
1 person (e.g. independent youth) $21,822
2 people (1 parent + 1 child) $27,165
3 people $33,396
4 people $40,548
5 people $45,988
6 people $51,868
7+ people $57,747


Step 2: If you think you are eligible, you can begin the application process below. You will need to have documents to show your family size and income. Click here to see what documents we will want to see.

Read more about our PROGRAM GUIDELINES HERE.

Need assistance logging in or have questions about the application process? Contact us: 519-826-9551 ext 23 or 



If you have applied to Free to Grow before, log in to your account to submit a new application, check the status of existing applications or update your information.

If you can't remember your password, you can request a password re-set by CLICKING HERE.  Or contact us at or by phone 519-826-9551 ext 23 for help.


DO NOT create a new account if you have ever applied for funding in the past, as we will have set up an online account for you. Any duplicate account will be declined. Contact us at 519-826-9551 ext 23 or for help to access your existing account.


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Unable to apply online?

Download a copy of the Free to Grow Application HERE