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Funding Specific to Durham Region

Below are funding opportunities that are available to residents of Durham Region.

Child Care Fee Subsidy
Subsidy is available to eligible families who are either attending school, working, receiving Ontario Works or who have a child with special needs.

Community Development Council Durham (CDCD)
Durham Emergency Energy Fund
This program provides low income Durham residents an interest free loan up to $500 year for utility cost (gas or electricity) due to an unexpected circumstance.

Durham Region Rent Bank
Durham Rent Bank helps low income Durham residents keep their rental housing by providing financial assistance in the forms of a loan for rental arrears due to unexpected circumstances.

Durham Community Trust Application
This is an interest-free loan program that helps qualified low- income households. Loans may be provided up to $1500.00 for expenses such as water bills or mortgage arrears.

Enhanced Staffing
This program offers funding to licensed child care centres or day camp programs to support the inclusion of children with high needs, ages 0 – 12 years.  Staff may be hired by the child care program, or the issuing agency (R.F.E.C.Y.) to supplement the existing ratio in the program where all staff support the inclusion of all children.