City of Greater Sudbury Launches New HCI Application Process

May 26, 2016

For Immediate Release                        
Thursday, May 26, 2016

The City of Greater Sudbury will be launching a new Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Fund application process Thursday, May 26, 2016.

The HCI Fund supports one of Council's strategic priorities, the promotion of Greater Sudbury as a healthy community. It gives local residents and organizations the opportunity to implement projects that focus on community growth and enhancements.

HCI funds allocate $50,000 annually to each of the 12 wards, with a minimum of 75 per cent of the funds going to capital projects and a maximum of 25 per cent to community grants.

"We are delighted to begin processing applications and supporting projects that benefit our community," said Ron Henderson, General Manager of Leisure and Citizen Services.

Under the changes to the policy for the administration of HCI funds, applications for funds are administered by staff from Leisure Services. When applications are received, City staff will review each application, evaluate it based on funding criteria, and notify applicants of the outcome of each application. 

Grant applications must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Must not be a for-profit group.
  • Must clearly identify how the activity/ event addresses at least one of the Healthy Community priorities.
  • Must benefit the residents of the Ward and the activity/event supported by the request must be available to residents at minimum or no cost.
  • Must not be receiving other City of Greater Sudbury funding in support of this specific activity/event.
  • Grant applications to purchase prizes or of goods to be used as prizes must not exceed $500.00.

Capital applications must comply with the following criteria:

  • Must not be a for-profit group
  • Must support at least one of the Healthy Community priorities 
  • Must benefit the residents of the Ward and contribute to a facility or service which is available to all
  • Must be in line with the Parks and Open Space Master Plan
  • Must be a City infrastructure/facility
  • Must have demonstrated community support (letters of support, committed partners)

Staff from the City of Greater Sudbury's Leisure Services and Finance departments will prepare reports to Council semi-annually to notify of successful applications and will seek Council approval on capital requests in excess of $10,000 and community events/grants that exceed $1,000. These reports will also be available on the City's website for public viewing.

For more information regarding HCI Funds, their allocation process or how to apply, please visit the City's website at or call 3-1-1.